Children of J. B. Gilo likes to help on his farm.
The farmer-turned-pop star has son Ace, seven, and daughter Chiara, three, while his wife Chloe Tangney and JB revealed their kids are already hooked on farming.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, 35-year-old JB said: “Ace has been involved from a very young age and Chiara is great with animals, especially chickens. She can go herself and feed them and free their coop. love spending time with me on the farm and it gives Chloe some time. It’s great to be able to share that with them.”
And JLS singer JB admitted the farm was a huge distraction when homeschooling became too much for everyone during the COVID-19 lockdown.
He said: “We saw it the most during the pandemic. During this period, everyone was very affected, but for us there was such a space to be able to even go for a walk. During home schooling, which was a challenge, to be able to take 10- To walk for 15 minutes and then come back to it, it was nice to have that.”
JB is currently working with Tenderstem on “Suppertime Sonnets,” a podcast featuring Tenderstem recipes transformed into Shakespearean sonnet form, and he explained that he loves to cook.
He said: “I do a lot of cooking in my house. I love to cook, I’ve always loved to cook. My mom always got me into cooking and being passionate about food. Of course, I’m a farmer now, so I’m incredibly passionate about fresh produce and what’s in season, and I also involve my children in this.
“We have turkeys, we have pigs and chickens, but we also have a lot of produce. We have an orchard. We grow apples, two types of pears and cherries. It’s incredibly important to eat seasonally wherever possible. In season, produce tastes better, it’s affordable, you can shop locally, and it’s good for the environment.”
“Cooking for me has always been about fun, about self-expression, not about feeling like you have to be perfect. Cooking is always done with love, and when you’re having fun in the kitchen, I’m cooking for you and your family, it’s a great way to this.
“I know what it’s like, you’re busy, there’s a lot going on. Sometimes it can be frustrating to figure out what to do each day. I think this company can take the pressure off. Turn on the podcast and just listen to me repeat the recipe to you.”
Listen to “Suppertime Sonnets” via Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/show/0AUrOF4Oi2g0mxGvuxh9op