'Soul mates' Jamie and Jools Oliver post VERY gushing tributes to one another online on their wedding anniversary as they celebrate 18 years of marriage

  • Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools, are marking 18 years of marriage
  • Pair posted heartwarming tributes to each other on Instagram with old photos
  • Jamie and Jools, who now have three daughters and two sons, met as teenagers 

TV chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have posted gushing tributes to one another on Instagram to mark their 18th wedding anniversary.

Now parents to five children, the London-based couple, who are both 43, met in Essex as 17-year-olds, long before Jamie rose to fame as the Naked Chef. 

Jamie called Jools his 'soul mate' on Instagram, and told her 'thank you for loving me, for being the best wife & most fantastic mother of our 5 precious children', before joking that she should stop watching Love Island and join him in the garden. 

Jools, who in turn called her husband her 'soul mate', shared an equally heartfelt tribute, calling Jamie the person who 'still makes my heart skip a beat when I see his name on my phone'.   

Celebrity chef Jamie, wooed model turned fashion designer Jools, with love letters before they dedicated their lives to each other at All Saints Church in Rickling Green, Essex on 24 June 2000.

Jamie Oliver, 43 and his wife Jools, 43, (pictured) shared nostalgic photographs from the early days of their marriage as they celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary

Jamie Oliver, 43 and his wife Jools, 43, (pictured) shared nostalgic photographs from the early days of their marriage as they celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary

Jamie received more than 400,000 likes on his heartfelt message (pictured) to his wife 

Jamie received more than 400,000 likes on his heartfelt message (pictured) to his wife 

The couple - who are parents to Poppy Honey, 16, Daisy Boo, 15, Petal Blossom, nine, Buddy Bear, seven, and one-year-old River Rocket - poured their admiration for each other into lengthy Instagram posts shared on Sunday night, revealing that they are just as giddy about one another as they were as loved-up teens. 

Mother-of-five Jools said: 'Happy happy anniversary my soul mate, the person I want to wake up to every morning. The person who still makes my heart skip a beat when I see his name on my phone. When I really need you, you are there when I am scared you reassure me and when I am tired you make me a dam good cup of coffee!!!! You would do anything for us and most of all you make me feel safe. Love you more than all these words ❤️ xxx'

Jamie wrote: 'Today I am so proud to celebrate my 18 wedding anniversary with this amazing woman!! Thank you so much for being my soul mate on this most bonkers roller coaster ride called life, what a journey it's been so far. Thank you for being by my side, thank you for seeing things I never see, thank you loving me, for being the best wife & most fantastic mother of our 5 precious children....I LOVE YOU SO MUCH....now stop watching love island and come find me in the garden waiting to give you your anniversary pressie....hurry up!!! Love jamie ox x x x x' 

Jools and Jamie (pictured with their children) met when they were just 17 and exchanged love letters before they officially began dating

Jools and Jamie (pictured with their children) met when they were just 17 and exchanged love letters before they officially began dating

Mother of five Jools said seeing Jamie's name on her phone still makes her heart 'skip a beat'

Mother of five Jools said seeing Jamie's name on her phone still makes her heart 'skip a beat'

Both posts prompted a flood of congratulations from followers and fans, with many citing the OIivers' relationship as their 'marriage goals'.

One person wrote: 'Marriage role models'

Another said: 'Congratulations, enjoy your special day together and many more years to come.' 

Well-wishers flooded Jamie and Jools with support and congratulations as they looked towards the couple as role models 

Well-wishers flooded Jamie and Jools with support and congratulations as they looked towards the couple as role models 

Jools and Jamie (pictured) have given insights in to their family life in previous Instagram posts

Jools and Jamie (pictured) have given insights in to their family life in previous Instagram posts

Jools whose maiden name is Juliette Norton was working in Tokyo around the time she and Jamie began speaking
Jamie and Jools married at the All Saints Church in Rickling, Essex Saturday June 24 2000 after knowing each other for over a decade

The pair (pictured in the early noughties) tied the knot when they were both age 25 as Jamie's TV career began to rise

The parents-of-five revealed they haven't ruled out the possibility of adding more children to their family earlier this year (Pictured: Jools's 2016 tribu

The parents-of-five revealed they haven't ruled out the possibility of adding more children to their family earlier this year (Pictured: Jools's 2016 tribu

The couple, who live in London and share glimpses of their daily family life on social media. have shared their anniversary with followers previously - offering some insight into the early days of their relationship as teenage sweethearts.  

The down to earth couple tied the knot when they were both age 25, as Jamie who now has 6.4m followers on Instagram began rising in prominence for his cooking skills .

Jools opted for a classic white dress on her wedding day which contrasted with Jamie's powder pink shirt and pastel blue suit.

The photograph of the memorable moment has been liked more than 400,000 times already with over 4,000 well-wishers.  

The family revealed earlier this year that they haven't ruled out having more children although they don't intend on actively trying for more.

To mark their anniversary, Jamie collaborated with a footwear brand, Seven Feet Apart, on a bespoke pair of retro trainers for Jools - inspired by their shared passion for vintage Hi Tops. 

The new brand, based in St Albans, was co-founded by the chef's friend Matthew Bagwell, who said it was 'great to help out a mate with such a romantic gesture'.  

The exclusive 'JO-18 Sneaker' is currently not on sale to the public, but is valued at around £189 with discussions to go in to production soon.

The 'JO-18 sneaker' is currently unavailable to the public but would retail at £189 if given the go ahead
Jamie and SEVEN FEET APART are currently in discussion about possibly releasing the footwear on a wider scale.

Jamie collaborated with SEVEN FEET APART to design the 'JO-18 Sneaker'  (pictured) as an exclusive anniversary gift

 

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Jamie Oliver and wife Jools post anniversary tributes to each other

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