‘Five little stars in the sky’: Jools Oliver recalls miscarriages in touching anniversary message to husband Jamie
Jools Oliver has paid tribute to her family, including five babies she lost through miscarriages, on the 20th anniversary of her marriage to Jamie Oliver.
The former model posted snatches of home video showing the couple tying the knot in All Saints Church in Rickling, Essex, on 24 June 2000.
She wrote: “20 years married Today!! 20 exciting, happy, fun wonderful years married to my best friend.”
The 45-year-old author, who has recently been helping her TV chef husband film lockdown cooking shows, went on to explain they had been forced to cancel plans to renew their wedding vows this summer due to coronavirus.
The couple have been together 27 years, with Jools describing Jamie as her “first true love”.
She went on: “Yes, I drive you Bonkers and you probably deserve a medal etc… but being with you feels like home (and you know much I love to be at home)!!!
“I treasure the daily texts you send, you are romantic and constantly positive funny and a dedicated brilliant dad.”
She also spoke about their children, writing: “We have created 5 wonderful children and lost our 5 little stars in the sky.”
Last year, Jools spoke about her past miscarriages during Baby Loss Awareness Week.
She has previously shared her sympathies with parents who have experienced miscarriage, still birth or neonatal death to mark International Day of the Midwife.
Jools and Jamie have five children whose ages span 15 years: Poppy, 18, Daisy, 17, Petal, 11, Buddy, nine, and River, three.
Jools has also spoken about wanting to have a sixth baby before she turns 47 next November.
Jools finished her message with a personal message to Jamie, writing: “Thank you for loving me the way you do. We did it, on to the next chapter.”
She also joked about the video she shared, explaining the couple had been “devastated” after losing their real wedding video during a house move.
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The blurry footage shows an Elvis impersonator singing Can’t Help Falling In Love in the church aisle, before jumping to the couple sharing their first dance to the song I Only Want To Be With You.
She described the minute-and-a-half footage as “cobbled together” and joked that she needed to work on her dance moves before they renew their vows.
She said it was “truly the happiest day” which held “the most wonderful memories”.
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