After more than 20 years together and 17 years of marriage, Jamie and Jools Oliver's is a modern day love story. On Thursday, Jools gave an insight into their long-lasting romance when she took to Instagram to share a photo of a pile of love letters Jamie had written when they were childhood sweethearts. The mum-of-five wrote: “When I was 17 I worked in Tokyo for 3 months and every single day Jamie sent me a letter or a fax without fail! These are only half of them. ❤ I started reading them and it brought back just the best and happiest memories xxx missing u @jamieoliver 💙 @jadenebircham xxx p.s the little bottle of Poison perfume is 25 years old and the first perfume he ever brought me at Liverpool Street Station where we met after his college and my work!! The smell has never faded! X."
Jools Oliver shared a photo of a pile of love letters Jamie sent when she was 17
The post, of course, proved to be a big hit with fans. "That is sooooo romantic!" one follower commented, with another adding, "That's just beautiful @joolsoliver." A third said: "This is a beautiful post. Full of love and warmth that has spanned a lifetime. We take relationships for granted sometimes – you clearly don't. I have always admired those who keep their love alive."
Jamie and Jools tied the knot in July 2000. They have five children together: Poppy Honey, 15, Daisy Boo, 13, Petal Blossom, seven, six-year-old Buddy Bear and youngest son River, born in August 2016. Jools recently revealed that she was open to having baby number six. "I'll never really draw the line," she admitted to Vogue. "[River]'s six months old now, so we're past the really difficult sleepless first few months. He's such a joy. I'm getting older, but I'd definitely do it again if I could. I think Jamie's finished. But you never know!"
The happy couple are parents to five children together
Jamie, meanwhile, previously opened up to HELLO! about how he juggles his busy work schedule with his home life. "Since Poppy was born, I just have to start at five, finish at ten at night, Monday to Friday. I have my structured holidays, my structured weekends, and I try to be a good boss and a good dad. Another tip on how to juggle work and play? If you want to do lots of things well, surround yourself by amazing women, end of story!"