Jamie Oliver's wife Jools reveals she suffered a miscarriage while in lockdown

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Jamie Oliver's wife Jools has revealed she suffered a miscarriage while in lockdown.

The mother-of-five, 46, revealed that she has suffered three miscarriages since the birth of her son River in 2016, one of which took place just weeks ago.

Jamie Oliver's wife Jools has revealed she suffered a miscarriage while in lockdown.
Jamie Oliver's wife Jools has revealed she suffered a miscarriage while in lockdown.

Jools spoke about the heartbreaking miscarriages last month in a post for her 20th anniversary with Jamie.

In the post, Jools paid tribute to the "five little stars in the sky".

She wrote, "You are romantic and constantly positive funny and a dedicated brilliant dad... we have created 5 wonderful children and lost our 5 little stars in the sky. Thank you for loving me the way you do."

Jools appeared on the Made by Mammas podcast with host Zoe Hardman sharing that the mum-of-five has been "pining for a sixth child" before her 47th birthday next year.

Jools admitted, "I really do, I really do but I've just had three miscarriages since then... and a recent one three weeks ago and I'm thinking: 'No,' I dunno. I do want to, but I've got to mentally check that it's a good idea to do.

"And also physically because I am 45 as I always say, nearly 46. So it's a little bit dodgy."

She added, "Jamie is still up for it, kind of… not really. I haven't got long, maybe another year and then I really will just shut that chapter off because I am very happy and I am pretty full up at the moment as it is.

"But just that little baby, it's a terrible thing to keep wanting something and you can't help it."

Jools revealed, "I went to see the doctor the other day and he said, 'How are you mentally?' and I thought about it and I went: 'Well, this is the fifth one now,' I had two before River, and they've been early ones, the last two have been at 6 and a half weeks.

Jamie Oliver with wife Jools and five children
Jools shares kids Poppy, 18, Daisy, 17, Petal, 11, Buddy, nine, and River, three, with Jamie. Photo: Getty

"So I just feel... I'm really good at going 'Right, I'm pregnant but it won't work so I'm just going to carry on,' whilst everyone gets really into it and I have really learnt to not because I'm kind of not very positive about it."

She also admitted that she didn't tell her mum about the most recent miscarriage for a while, "I did have a pretty dangerous one, I think it was my second one which was really dangerous for myself so my family don't want me to do it again.

"They think, 'You've got five, you've got healthy children, just be grateful.' I understand because my life is more important so I sometimes may not tell the sisters because I don't want to hurt their feelings, I'd rather just not say because they'll be worried about me specially during lockdown...

"Telling my mum, well, especially because I couldn't see her, would have really upset her so I kept that quiet. She knows now, but, you know…at the time I didn't tell her."

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