Jamie Oliver has praised his wife Jools calling her “an absolute superstar” after suffering from Covid that lasted for two years.
The 47-year-old celebrity chef, who rose to fame on the cooking show The Naked Chef, said his children’s clothing designer wife has been “really affected” by the virus.
He said: “She had bad Covid and long Covid so she was really affected by it, sadly.
“She’s okay, but it’s still not what she wanted. It’s been two years and she finds it terrifying.”
The TV chef explained that they had seen specialist medical professionals but were unable to address her symptoms as the condition was still being investigated.
He told Daily Mail Weekend magazine: “We were all over Harley Street like a rash but nobody really knew anything. The long-term Covid data is still piling up. She’s an absolute superstar.” told Daily Mail Weekend magazine.
This month, experts from King’s College London said there appeared to be three “subtypes” of the condition, each with its own symptoms including fatigue, brain fog, shortness of breath, muscle aches and heart beat fast.
The couple have been married for 22 years and have five children together.
Talking about his relationship, the TV chef said: “Me and Jools have been together since the age of 18.
“We came to London with nothing but dreams and aspirations. Luckily we were able to strengthen our relationship before it all started. Then we did it together. . That’s interesting.
“When I first started dating Jools, she said, ‘I’ll never be able to have children.’ She has polycystic ovaries. But here we are with five.”
The couple are parents to Poppy, Daisy, Petal, Buddy and River.
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Oliver added: “I’m not done with teenage boys but I find teenage girls very difficult.
“When they turn 13, you’re dumped. You’re on the outside looking in. All you want is a few hugs a day and be appreciated but there’s a lot of chemistry going on. .
“You never get the kid back after the age of 13, they completely change. Only when you start taking them back, they go to college. So it’s like a missing person.”
In 2020, Jools revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage while locking lips, and the couple once publicly talked about losing “five little stars in the sky”.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/jamie-oliver-reveals-deeply-scary-long-covid-battle-of-wife-jools-41925393.html Jamie Oliver reveals wife Jools’ prolonged Covid battle ‘incredibly scary’