Jamie Oliver says his wife Jules doesn’t always “get” what he does

by Lynn Connolly

TV chef Jamie Oliver has revealed that he believes his wife Jules sometimes doesn’t “get” what drives him and motivates the various TV shows he does.

Jamie, who has of course starred in a number of campaigning shows, such as Jamie’s School Dinners, told the Daily Mail that Jules often finds his hectic work schedule hard to cope with too.

He said, “We love each other to bits, but I don’t think marriage is easy.

“We’re sort of caught in a bit of a rut. She doesn’t necessarily get every project that I do.

“She’s like, ‘But why do you care? If you’re not going over there and doing it for money, then why do you care?’”

And of the difficulty in balancing work and home, Jamie said, “I take sufficient weekends and holidays a year for any British woman, but that doesn’t mean I get thanked…

“I get asked to take more. You could get another week off a year and it wouldn’t make any difference. You’d still get a b******ing.

“I get a b******ing all the time and I’m on seven weeks’ holiday a year, with most weekends off.

“But if I come home and give the 360 on everything I’m doing, then all I’ll do is another eight-hour day.

“I’m not a worrier, but she worries about a lot of what I do. I don’t need that, and she don’t need that.”

But despite their disagreements, Jamie said, “To be fair, she is an amazing mum, but you know what? I think she’s too good, and I think that’s a problem.

“Like she can’t delegate, she can’t give a little bit. She’s ****ing knackered. She hasn’t been away without the kids for eight years.”

The couple have four children: Poppy Honey, nine, Daisy Boo, eight, Petal Blossom, two and Buddy Bear, one.


Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.