Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie inspire Jamie Oliver to adopt
Jamie Oliver has admitted he has been inspired to consider adopting a child, after seeing the “loving family environment” created by Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
By Lucy Cockcroft
Last Updated: 7:11AM BST 16 Sep 2008
The celebrity chef has spoken of his wish to have a son and said he would be prepared to adopt to give his daughters Poppy, six, and Daisy, five, a brother.
Mr Oliver, 33, said: “I live at home with three girls and I need a bit of testosterone.
“If I can’t produce a boy I will have to adopt one. I would consider it.
“We have two beautiful, healthy girls and we cherish them. But I’d be lying if I said it wouldn’t be great to have a boy.”
Mr Oliver said he and wife Jools, 34, admire their A-list friends Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for their “humbling” decision to adopt.
The pair have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, as well as three biological children, including newborn twins Knox, and Vivienne, and daughter Shiloh.
The couples have met before, and Mr Oliver cooked for Mr Pitt on a visit to England some years ago.
Mr Oliver said: “Adoption is such a selfless act and they have a lovely family environment. It’s humbling and beautiful to see.
“Jools would like to have another child but there are so many vulnerable orphans out there. Jools and I need to sit down and have a very serious conversation about it.”