Jamie Oliver shares ‘smoking hot’ throwback snap of wife Jools on her 45th birthday

Sweet message from Jamie

Superstar TV chef Jamie Oliver took to social media to wish his wife of 19 years, Jools, a happy 45th birthday.

Jamie, 44, left a sweet message for mum-of-five Jools alongside a stunning throwback image that wowed fans.

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The sepia-tinged image, which showed Jools as a teenager with flowing locks and an innocent face, was captioned by Jamie: “Happy birthday to my wife @joolsoliver 45 years old today!

“Woop woop! This picture is from when I first met her 18 at years old bless her… she’s a wonderful, kind, extraordinary person who I’m so proud to call my wife and she’s still smoking.

Love you babe, hope you have enjoyed your day of peace and quiet.

“Love you babe, hope you have enjoyed your day of peace and quiet x x x”

It wasn’t long before many of his 7.5million followers to time out to join in the celebrations, as well as

“What a smoking hot babe!!!! Love You Jools!!!!” one follower said.

Another wrote: “She is so pretty!”

“Gorgeous photo!!! Wowza!!” a third said.

Finally, celeb pal Joe ‘The Body Coach’ Wicks commented: “Absolute weapon.”

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Jools’s birthday comes a day after sadness in the chef world.

Jamie was one of the TV chefs who left a touching message in the wake of the news that Gary Rhodes had passed away in Dubai because of a bleed on the brain, aged 59.

Jamie posted: “Sadly Chef Gary Rhodes OBE passed away after a tragic fall. My heart felt sympathies to his wife, kids, friends and family, sending love and thought…”

He subsequently deleted ‘after a tragic fall’.

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