Jamie Oliver has revealed his charming plans to renew his wedding vows with his long-term wife Jools – 20 years after they first tied the knot.
According to the Mail On Sunday‘s Event magazine, the celebrity chef and his wife, both 43, made the decision to mark their wedding anniversary in a year’s time with their celebrity friends and family around them – many of whom they didn’t know when they first tied the knot.
“Jools wants to get married again,” he told the mag. “We’ll do it completely differently. It sounds a bit cheesy, but 20 is an amazing milestone. It’s nice to have an excuse to get people together.”
The father-of-five has had a difficult few months after his entire restaurant business almost went bust last year.
The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group (Australia) Pty Ltd collapsed in April this year, after it was rumoured his businesses had been struggling to restructure their way out of debts of £71.5 million ($126 million).
The Sun on Sunday previously claimed that Oliver had “begged landlords of his underperforming restaurants to cut rents in an attempt to stop the chain going bust”.
However, the second wedding ceremony with his beloved Jools will no doubt be a welcome distraction from the hellish year. The couple, who have five children together, first married in 2000 and have remained tight ever since.
They recently revealed their somewhat controversial parenting style, which sees them spy on their teenage daughters at all times.
Jamie, who has been open and honest about his parenting techniques in the past, explained that he uses a mobile app to keep tabs on Poppy and Daisy.
“We use an app to keep track of our kids’ whereabouts,” he told Woman Magazine in the United Kingdom, as reported by Hello. “The older girls, Jools [his wife] and I are all on an app called Life360, which means we can see exactly where everybody is and the route they’ve gone.”
Jamie explained that the app comes in handy, particularly if one of his daughters says she’s going somewhere, but the app exposes that she has actually gone somewhere else. According to Oliver, it’s also a chance for his family to see what he’s up to as well, adding that the app can also show his wife how fast he’s driving.