“Mini Jamie, wow!” – Jamie Oliver twins with his son in gorgeous new photo

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Everybody, we made it to Friday and have been rewarded – by Jools Oliver – with a very adorable photo of the sons she and Jamie made. 

Oliver’s army

Yesterday Jools posted the sweetest candid shot of River and Buddy snuggling up on the sofa together and it’s clear that not only are they a chip off the old block, but Buddy is especially doppelganging with his dad.

Jools’ followers were delighted to catch a glimpse of downtime at the Oliver house and even more delighted by Buddy’s resemblance to his celebrity chef daddy.

“A little Jamie on the right!” one wrote.

“Mini Jamie wow! So alike!” another trilled.

“Well look at that. SO like his dad!!” someone else commented.

“Your little man is the image of his daddy,” another follower declared.


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Evolutionary advantage

Jools and Jamie are mum and dad to 16-year-old Poppy, 15-year-old Daisy, nine-year-old Petal, eight-year-old Buddy and two-year-old River. Not only does young Buddy have the benefit of plenty of brothers and sisters, but he also has some evolutionary benefits to draw on, if research is to be believed.

Experts tell us that kids who look like their fathers get more time with their dads, which is obviously good news for everyone.

“Little ones who looked like their dad spent the equivalent of 2.5 extra days per month with the child,” Live Science reports. 

“Evolutionary theory predicts that parents will spend more time caring for children who are genetically related to them, thus upping the odds that those children grow up, have babies of their own and pass on their genes.”

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Big brother ?

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Not only do dad lookalikes get more time with their fathers, but they also end up healthier, apparently.

“Fathers are important in raising a child, and it manifests itself in the health of the child,” dad lookalike study lead Solomon Polachek, a professor of economics at Binghamton University in New York, explained.

All in all, this proves what we already knew, that Buddy can only benefit from being a mini-Jamie!

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