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Juliette Oliver, the wife of British celebrity chef and television host Jamie Oliver, is pregnant with the couple’s fifth child, the family has announced.
Jamie and Jools, as his wife is known at home in England, have been married for 15 years and are parents to three daughters and one son. In 2012, Juliette told Red magazine that although she wanted another child, her husband’s busy schedule was less than conducive to planning for a fifth child.
“I never get any time to spend with Jamie as it is,” Oliver said. “He has said give it a couple of years, then maybe we can think about it.” Four years later, the couple is finally ready to welcome another baby, who is due in August.
Since 2005, Oliver has been a vocal leader in the movement to improve the quality of food available to British schoolchildren, and his advocacy has made him one of the country’s most influential figures in nutrition reform.
Earlier this week, Oliver celebrated the passing of a tax of sugar-sweetened beverages. While reporting on the new tax, the BBC spotted Oliver walking past Parliament and caught him on camera celebrating the levy with an impromptu “sugar tax dance.”
“Our kids’ health comes first,” the chef wrote on Instagram. “Bold, brave, logical and supported by all the right people....now bring on the whole strategy soon to come ... Amazing news.”