Food Revolution star Jamie Oliver may be trying to tackle the world’s obesity epidemic single-handedly, but the 36-year-old restauranteur admits that all his efforts have definitely put a strain on his marriage.
The health conscious chef – who is daddy to Poppy Honey, 9, Daisy Boo, 8, Petal Blossom, 2, and Buddy Bear, 1 – admits that his jam packed work schedule and endless campaigns have his wife of 11 years, Jools, 37, very frustrated, claiming that she doesn’t truly “get” what he does.
“‘We love each other to bits, but I don’t think marriage is easy,” The Naked Chef admits. ‘We’re sort of caught in a bit of a rut. She doesn’t necessarily get every project that I do.”
Oliver continues to discuss his personal struggles balancing his work load with his home life, revealing that no matter how much time he takes off from his jobs, it never seems be enough.
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,’ he said. ‘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.”
Despite their disagreements, the cook book author admits that “she’s a wonderful person, kind, and she’s very sweet and sensitive and caring. She is an amazing mum.”