Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Jamie: Jools wants baby number five

Jamie Oliver has revealed he tries his best to be romantic for wife Jools

Jamie Oliver has admitted he is not much good at romance but insisted he and Jools still have a happy marriage.

The TV chef told Good Housekeeping magazine he thought his wife was the best mum in the world, but that he wasn't sure about having baby number five.

He said: "Jools and I have been together for nearly 20 years. I don't want people to think it's this heavenly, perfect thing. Of course we fight. But the truth is, we are really happy.

"I love her to bits. She is amazing and the best mum in the world. She is so healthy. She is fit, she has willpower and never drinks any alcohol. I have tried to get her drunk so many times!

"Jools would love another baby. I don't know if I can handle it, but she is the boss. Whatever she wants, she will get."

On being romantic, Jamie said: "I'm trying to be romantic! I think men need help sometimes... I etched her favourite poem on to a beautiful vintage mirror once. I've planted trees. I could probably do better."

Jamie, who recently made controversial comments about modern day poverty, also said in the interview that he thought European immigrants were harder workers than British youth.

He said: "British kids... I have never seen anything so wet behind the ears! I have mummies phoning up for 23-year-olds saying to me, 'My son is too tired'. On a 48-hour-week! Are you having a laugh? I think our European immigrant friends are much stronger, much tougher. If we didn't have any, all of my restaurants would close tomorrow. There wouldn't be any Brits to replace them."

:: The joint interview with Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver is published in the October issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale on September 5.

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