Jamie Oliver's wife Jools reveals how the chef wooed her at just 17

Jools kept every love letter that Jamie sent her. Photo / Getty
Jools kept every love letter that Jamie sent her. Photo / Getty

Their relationship has endured more than three decades, the births of five children and the pressures of life in the spotlight.

Now, Jools Oliver, 42, has offered some insight - via Instagram - into the very early days of her relationship with husband Jamie, 41, reports Daily Mail.

In a romantic social media post, she shared an image of a pile of love letters written by a 17-year-old Jamie after she took a three-month trip to Japan as a teenager.

Jools revealed her pile of love letters from Jamie on Instagram. Photo / Instagram
Jools revealed her pile of love letters from Jamie on Instagram. Photo / Instagram

The mother-of-five posted her own love message next to the image, explaining: "When I was 17 I worked in Tokyo for three months and every single day Jamie sent me a letter or a fax without fail! These are only half of them."

She added that they: "brought back just the best and happiest memories."

She and Jamie, who married in 2000, have five children: Poppy Honey, 14, Daisy Boo, 13, Petal Blossom, eight, Buddy Bear, six, and nine-month-old River Rocket.

Last year the family welcomed baby number five, River Rocket. Photo / Getty
Last year the family welcomed baby number five, River Rocket. Photo / Getty

In the background of the pile of airmail letters, addressed to Juliette Norton, is a collection of perfumes, one of which was an early gift from the one-time Naked Chef.

The small green bottle of Dior Poison dates back nearly as long as their relationship.

Jools wrote that the bottle was: "The first perfume he ever brought [sic] me at Liverpool Street Station where we met after his college and my work! The smell has never faded."

Jools and Jamie Oliver in 2006. Photo / Getty
Jools and Jamie Oliver in 2006. Photo / Getty

Jools' followers loved the insight into their early days as a couple.

Rose_white_monroe penned: "Awwwww how beautiful is that. Sweethearts you both are."

Maria.aristodemou added: "That's just the sweetest thing ever...that's what you call true love...something to treasure for ever and ever."

Alexandrathomas2013 wrote: "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 in 2000. Photo / Getty
Jamie and Jools in 2000. Photo / Getty

Earlier this year, Jools revealed for the first time that she had once suffered a miscarriage.

Even though she has spoken in the past about her struggle to get pregnant due to fertility problems, she has never before talked about her losing a baby.

"I had a miscarriage at three months, which makes you so worried once you are pregnant again - it makes it impossible to enjoy the early stages of pregnancy."

- Daily Mail

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