Jamie Oliver's wife Jools confirms she suffered a miscarriage during the lock down period

The family has had a difficult few months.

Jools Oliver, the wife of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has shared a candid and heartbreaking admission about her family life.

The mum-of-five revealed that after welcoming her youngest son, River in 2016 she has suffered three miscarriages.

During an open conversation on Made By Mammas podcast, the 45-year-old shared intimate details about her emotional journey with motherhood. 

"When you first came in the podcast you said you were contemplating, you really wanted to go for a sixth child," host Zoe Hardman reminded her.

"I really do, I really do but I've just had three miscarriages since then and I'm thinking… 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," Jools replied.

"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," she explained.

Jools, Jamie and their children after welcoming River.

The couple who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in June, share children Poppy, 18, Daisy, 17, Petal, 11, Buddy, nine and three-year-old River.

And althought she has her hands full with her tots and teenagers, the mum went on to speak about suffering multiple miscarriages. "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 ½ weeks, 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 said.

Jools also told the hosts Zoe and Georgia Dayton that she opted not to tell her mum about her fifth miscarriage.

"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.'



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"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," she said.

Sending love and strength to the family, particualrly during the lockdown period.

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