Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools shares rare photo of ‘cheeky monkey’ kids River and Petal at their £6m home

JAMIE Oliver’s wife Jools shared a rare snap of their kids River and Petal on Instagram yesterday as they filmed a new project at their £6million country estate.

The mum-of-five gave fans a glimpse of family life and also a look inside their incredible walled garden, which was filled with potted herbs and a lemon tree, on social media.

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Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools shared a rare snap of their kids on Instagram yesterday. Pictured in 2016Credit: Getty – Contributor
The mum-of-five shared this adorable shot of son River, five, with older sister Petal, 12

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The mum-of-five shared this adorable shot of son River, five, with older sister Petal, 12Credit: Instagram / Jools Oliver

The shot saw five-year-old River hilariously attempting to give his older sister Petal, 12, a piggyback.

Captioning the heartwarming snap, Jools teased an upcoming TV project and wrote: “Cheeky monkeys on set xxx”.

The post was met with a flood of heartwarming comments by followers who couldn’t believe how grown up River and Petal were.

One penned: “Cannot believe how big they are!! Huuuuuge hugs”.

“Cheeky monkeys that are more adorable treasures @joolsoliver can’t believe how fast they all growing,” another commented.

A third wrote: “Enjoy while they are still young”.

Jamie and Jools wed in 2000 and had their eldest child, Poppy Honey, when they were 27.

There is a 14-year age gap between River and his eldest sister, who was born in 2002.

Along with Poppy, Petal and River, they also have 18-year-old Daisy Boo and 10-year-old Buddy Bear.

Last August, Jools revealed she was considering IVF after suffering five heartbreaking miscarriages, including one during lockdown.

Speaking to Zoe Clark-Coates on her podcast Life & Soul podcast, she shared: “Once you have these miscarriages you are always like, this baby is meant to be here, I have to keep trying.

“So I have thought about IVF because having researched it and spoken to some amazing people, it seems like the right option for my age.

“But you know that’s it’s hard because also I’ve got a partner you know, I’ve got to think about him I’m not so sure he’s that keen to do it that way. So I don’t want to push anything, because I’m very lucky.”

She continued: “I presume when I get to an age when I’m in the menopause, I will think actually ‘thank God’.

“I will feel relieved that it’s not possible and I can just carry on with my life and you know, relax, because it’s always in the back of your head, that’s the problem.”

“It is made much worse because Poppy is going to university and because I think, oh, there you are, there’s a room free, I’m sure that’s a sign.

“Now I’ve got the older and the younger [groups of children] and I’ve got River, I think you know just one more, life’s all about pleasure that just gives me so much pleasure.”

Last August, Jools revealed she was considering IVF

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Last August, Jools revealed she was considering IVFCredit: Getty – Contributor
The couple have five kids; Daisy, Petal, River, Buddy and Poppy (L-R). Pictured in 2016

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The couple have five kids; Daisy, Petal, River, Buddy and Poppy (L-R). Pictured in 2016Credit: Getty – Contributor

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