Jamie and Jools Oliver confirm newborn son is called River

Published Tuesday, Aug 23 2016, 21:21 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have confirmed their newborn son is called River.

TV chef Jamie and children's fashion designer Jools welcomed their fifth child into the world a fortnight ago and the pair have now publicly revealed his name.

Jools Oliver confirms son's name is River - uploaded 23 Aug 2016

© Instagram / @joolsoliver



Jools first got tongues wagging after Instagramming a picture of some nursery artwork, which reads: "Dream Big River." A rep for Jamie has now confirmed to Mail Online that River is in fact the tot's moniker.

Jamie initially announced the family's happy news on social media, telling fans: "IT'S A BABY BOY!! Everyone in the Oliver family is very surprised and beyond happy.

"He arrived safely, mum / @joolsoliver was really really amazing, unbelievably composed, natural birth and my two eldest Girls got to come in at the very end as the baby was born which was amazing to witness very very emotional."

Jamie Oliver shares picture of son River - uploaded 23 Aug 2016

© Instagram / @jamieoliver



A little over a week later, Jamie posted an utterly adorable picture of River during bath time. He said: "Sweet little fella, 8 days old, I can never get over how small they are, his hands are as big as my thumb....he wouldn't let go as he had his first proper bath.....

"All good making the most of time with the family before I go back to work soon. Big love JO X."

Jamie and Jools are also parents to daughters Poppy Honey, 14, Daisy Boo, 12, Petal Blosson, six, and five-year-old son Buddy Bear.

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