I Love Jools More Now Than Ever
WOMAN - UK|September 24, 2018
I Love Jools More Now Than Ever

Jamie Oliver tells Woman about his love for wife Jools, and exactly how he keeps track of his family at all times.

Vicki Power

He’s the country’s best-selling cookbook author and one of TV’s most popular chefs. away from the screen, Jamie oliver runs a restaurant empire and is also a busy dad to five children – Poppy, 16, Daisy, 15, Petal, 10, Buddy, nine, and two-year-old River – with wife Jools, 43.

Woman sat down with Jamie, 43, at his London HQ for a chinwag about being a so-called ‘weekend dad’ and his worst habit…

‘I don’t think that being a weekend dad is that weird. Actually, I think I’m a full-time dad, it’s just that I’m physically active with the kids at the weekends and the holidays. Probably 95% of Britain is the same – I don’t know how many dads or working parents are home for dinner five days a week. In my company we have flexible hours for staff and we’re very conscious of parents’ needs, but because I’m the boss I’ve got a few more things to do. I go in quite early and finish late most days. Sometimes, the kids drop in – my daughter Poppy came into the office to open her GCSE results. I’d never seen her smile like that.’

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September 24, 2018