Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools has shared a beautiful and raw photo of the exact moment she met her youngest son River.
Capturing the emotional rollercoaster of birth and the immediate love shared between mother and baby, the touching snap shows Jools reaching out to hold her little bundle of joy for the first time.
The photo, which was shared on Instagram is part of a campaign by British retailer Mothercare, celebrating the joy of becoming a parent.
“@joolsoliver gave us this wonderful image of her first moments with her newborn baby River. The sheer emotion on Jools’ face says it all, pure LOVE LOVE and more LOVE,” the post read.
While many may shy away from the camera after giving birth, Jools embraced the moment and highlighted the raw emotion felt when meeting a chid.
The mother-of-five has been praised by fans for sharing the personal photo, leaving many feeling nostalgic as they think about their own birthing stories.
“What an impactful moment in a mothers life caught on camera,” one person wrote. While a second said: “Just the most beautiful moment ever.”
And a third added: “Wonderful photo @joolsoliver thanks for sharing x I’m about to have my fifth baby and I’m so anxious this time around!!”
River, who is now two-years-old, is the fifth child of Jools and husband Jamie with the pair also sharing children Poppy, 16, Daisy 15, Petal, nine and Buddy, seven.
The couple 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.