Jools Oliver reveals she had a miscarriage during lockdown

Julia Hunt
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  (L-R) Jools Oliver and Jamie Oliver arrive for the European premiere of 'Eddie The Eagle' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 17, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Jools Oliver and Jamie Oliver arrive for the European premiere of 'Eddie The Eagle' at Odeon Leicester Square in 2016 (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Jools Oliver has told fans that she suffered a miscarriage during lockdown.

The clothing designer - who has five children with husband Jamie - revealed on the Made By Mammas podcast that she has had three miscarriages since welcoming her youngest child in 2016, with the last being just weeks ago.

It comes a month after Jools posted a message on Instagram remembering the “five little stars in the sky” the couple had lost during their relationship.

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During the podcast interview, Jools was asked about her previous comments about wanting a sixth child.

“I really do,” she said. “I really do but I've just had three miscarriages since then and I'm just thinking… and a recent one, like, three weeks ago and I'm thinking, ‘No’. I don’t know.

“I do want to, but I've got to just mentally check that it's a good idea to do.”

“And also physically because I am 45 as I always say, I’m nearly 46. So it's a little bit dodgy,” she added.

Discussing Jamie’s thoughts on adding to their brood, Jools said he was “kind of still up for it”.

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The couple already have five children together - daughters Poppy, 18, Daisy, 17, and Petal, 11, and sons Buddy, nine, and River, three.

Earlier this year Jools admitted on the Red Room podcast that she wasn’t sure she was finished and was hankering after just “one more” baby.

In June, Jools shared that she and Jamie had been through five miscarriages as they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

Calling Jamie a “dedicated brilliant dad”, she said: “We have created 5 wonderful children and lost our 5 little stars in the sky.

“Thank you for loving me the way you do.”

Jamie and Jools began dating as teenagers before tying the knot in 2000 in Rickling, Essex when they were both 25 years old.