Jamie Oliver posted a fabulous throwback of his wife Jools to mark her 45th birthday.

The TV chef, 44, dug out a beautiful picture of his love when she was 18 years old - the same age when he first laid eyes on her.

In the snap, a 18-year-old Jools looked breathtakingly beautiful with her voluminous curls framing her pretty features.

Jamie accompanied the Instagram picture with a loving message directed at his wife as he laid on the compliments about her "smoking" beauty.

The cheeky personality hailed her as a "wonderful, kind, extraordinary person" in a gushing public tribute.

Jamie Oliver shares his wife Jools' glowing throwback on her 45th happy birthday

He penned: "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 [fire emoji].

"Love you babe hope you have enjoyed your day of piece and quite x x x."

The TV chef, 44, dug out a beautiful picture of his love when she was 18 years old - the same age when he first laid eyes on her

Their love has flourished over the last 19 years they have been married.

The close lovebirds tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in 2000 and they went onto have five children together.

They raise their kids: Poppy, 17, Daisy, 16, Petal, 10, Buddy, nine, and River, three.

Their love has flourished over the last 19 years they have been married

Their love is something hard to find and they have one of the most envied marriages in the showbiz world.

Jamie had been harbouring a huge crush on Jools - then Juliette Norton - once he admitted he "dreamed of marrying" her long before they got together.

He finally got his chance on a double date to the cinema in 1991 but crashed his souped-up car on the way.

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"I had my Fiesta with lowered suspension and a sound system," he told Alan Carr's Chatty Man.

"We were driving there that night and then I went smashing into the back of another car. She felt sorry for me. She thought, 'The way he drives, he needs support in life."

His tribute to his wife comes a day after Jamie claimed fellow TV chef Gary Rhodes died of a "tragic fall" before he edited his tribute on social media.