Jamie Oliver’s Wife Defends The ‘Fat’ Chef
A wife has come to the rescue of her husband, as the world calls him fat! The wife in question is Juliette “Jools” Oliver, wife of celebrity chef and health activist Jamie Oliver. Married for 12 years, Jools Oliver, who is raising four cute children besides doing a million other things, has come out in the open regarding public reference to her husband’s weight issues. Surprisingly, she manages to do it without sounding obnoxious, unlike her husband.
It all happened during Jamie’s trip Down Under in March this year. Jamie was on a promotion tour of his new restaurant as well as his “Ministry of Food ” endeavor in Australia. He was addressing a press conference when a female Australian journo asked him if he’d put on weight since his last visit to the country. Well, Jamie is known for his cutting remarks, so it was no surprise when he replied peevishly, “I don’t know. I think the last time I had a filling in my teeth, which was quite recently, I was in good nick. But really, I am not really sure. Are you from a tabloid? Thanks for noticing, you b***h.”
A Touchy Topic
If you were also surprised at Jamie’s outburst, read what he says by way of an explanation of his lifestyle, “I do my best. Working in the food business is quite hard when someone is constantly asking you to try things. I eat fresh. I train twice a week. I could definitely do better, but I am trying to do my best, like most people when they hit 30.” Well, Jamie is no stick-thin figure but he is still alright in comparison to some other 30-year-old celebrities. Moreover, he seems to be comfortable in his own skin so why bother?
Jools Comes To Jamie’s Defense
Weight is a touchy topic with Jamie and his wife knows that. Therefore, she was quick to leap up to his defense recently. Jools said, “The woman (the Aussie journo) was rude, then he was rude back and frankly, good – although I wouldn’t recommend he use that word.” She further said, “When you have to be so conformist all the time, it’s nice to actually say, ‘You know what….?’” Well, considering the fact that Jamie lives in the public eye most part of his daily life, he must be facing some kind of pressure to remain polite and smiling always, so Jools’ argument does hold some weight. But when asked whether she thought her husband had weight issues, she is quick to retort, “And he isn’t fat. He’s got a great body, so we’re not worried about it. He works out twice a week with a trainer and he eats amazingly.”
The public speculation about Jamie’s weight issues grew after he was spotted with a double chin in Australia. But his wife defends that too by saying, “You get a bad picture and it’s a great story – a man who advocated nutrition has a double chin. Oh, that’s clever.” Jools thinks that the picture clicked in Australia was a case of a bad angle and she even managed to joke about it, “I should tell him ‘Make sure you go like that, be conscious. Model pose, please.’”
Well, considering the fact that Jools herself is so breathtakingly beautiful, may be Jamie could learn a trick or two from his wife.