Jamie Oliver Welcomes a Son

08/08/2016 at 09:35 AM ET

Jamie Oliver has to be feeling lucky — he now has a household of seven!

The British chef and television personality and his wife Jools have welcomed their fifth child, a son, he announced Monday on Twitter.

“And then this just happened guys!! It’s a baby boy! Everyone in the Oliver family is very surprised and beyond happy,” Oliver, 41, tweeted along with a photo of hew newborn.

Jools shared a sweet shot of her baby boy breastfeeding on Instagram, writing, “Little baby boy Oliver has arrived. We are so very happy, blessed, grateful and totally in love all over again and so very proud of our two eldest daughters who cut the cord. Jamie was my hero … no name yet)!”

Jamie Oliver Jools Oliver Welcomes Son
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The couple’s new son joins big siblings Poppy Honey Rosie, 14, Daisy Boo Pamela, 13, Petal Blossom Rainbow, 7, and Buddy Bear Maurice, 5½.

Oliver’s rep confirmed the couple’s happy expecting news to PEOPLE in March, just hours before they made an appearance in London that featured Jools’ baby bump on full display.

On July 13, the chef and now-dad-of-five posted a photo of his wife, 41, standing in their new son’s nursery.

“[Two] weeks to go,” Oliver wrote next to the photo, in which Jools’ baby belly looks almost ready to pop. “Nervous but very excited.”

Although they have not released their son’s name, it’s likely the new mom of five will have the final say when it comes to deciding on his moniker.

“Jools is definitely in charge of the names, and we’re probably quite lucky it was a boy really, because we were out of names [for] girls,” Oliver said in 2010 shortly after Buddy’s birth.

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Amy on

Those names are crazy! I wonder how she picks…the first three words she hears?

layla on

Those names are awful. Poor kids.

Guest on

Another day, another boob picture! Just stop! And those names…,,,he should be named Wolf Sunrise Morning……

mer on

I can’t never understand why people need to judge so much! 😀 Their kids’ names are their business. I like them. And nothing wrong with public / showing breatfeeding. It’s 2016, get over it.

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Tam on

I say name him August Moon 🙂

Brooke on


Just preparing for what is coming.

Nunya on

Whenever I see articles about this family having yet another baby, I’m disappointed in myself for reading and subsequently believing her book. She cried about struggles with infertility 15 years ago. What a fraud!!! FIVE children?! Yeah, poor infertile Jools.

Jayne on

Such a sweet family, congratulations ! Jools seems like an incredible mum,wishing them every happiness in the world, love the breastfeeding pic, perfectly normal and natural! Lots of love xxxxx

Jeri M on

13 years from now all the kids will be psychotic and need counseling. WTF is wrong with people. Stupid names setting these kids up for a lifetime of ridicule. You are why people support parent tests before you conceive.