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Pensioner, 82, Overjoyed As Toyboy, 36, Finally Moves To The UK

Pensioner, 82, Overjoyed As Toyboy, 36, Finally Moves To The UK

Iris Jones, 82, married Mohamed Ahmed, 36, in Cairo in November last year after the pair met online in a Facebook group exploring atheism

A UK pensioner has been reunited with her Egyptian toyboy husband after a year-long wait for his visa.

Iris Jones, 82, married Mohamed Ahmed, 36, in Cairo in November last year after the pair met online in a Facebook group exploring atheism.

They have since won over the nation with various TV interviews detailing their unique relationship, including an interview on This Morning where Iris spoke about in detail their sex life.

Iris Jones

Although they had tied the knot, Mohamed had to take an English language test and prove he was able to move in with Iris before he could come to the UK.

Luckily he passed with flying colours and was granted a three-year visa on 3 November.

Iris told the Sunday Mirror that she was out shopping when she got the good news.

She said: "There was a lot of happy shouting and screaming.

"I cried in Tesco while sorting out my fruit and vegetables.

"My tears were dripping on the apples. It was amazing."

Iris Jones

Going to meet Mohamed was no mean feat for the former care worker, who travelled by coach from her home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, to Heathrow Airport.

Speaking from her £220,000 semi-detached bungalow, Iris said: "Three buses there and three back. We were worn out."

When the pair were home, rather than celebrating with a glass of fizz, they sat down for a nice cup of tea.

Iris said: "We didn't celebrate - we are just together and that's celebration enough.

"We just had a cup of tea together. Mohamed is happy but he can't say much at the moment. He's one of those reserved Egyptians."

It's been quite the journey for the two to get to this point, but one that's been filled with passion and love.


Taking to the This Morning couch last year, Iris opened up about their whirlwind romance, even telling hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about their first sexual encounter.

She explained: "The first night - pretty rough, it was rough. Nobody has been with me for 35 years, I thought I was a virgin again.

"Can I say what we used? A whole tube of KY Jelly."

As Holly and Phil started to giggle, she continued: "And the thing is, I couldn't walk the next day, I felt as if I had been riding a horse.

"Saddle sore wasn't in it. Anyway, we got over that - the sex is not the important thing."


Iris has also previously assured us that she believes Mohamed isn't with her for her money, telling the Mirror: "We are absolutely equal in every way. He's not using me.

"If anything I'm using him because my love for him is selfish - I'm not going to let him go."

She added: "Mohamed's never asked for money. I don't have any. I've done a lot for my boys over the years and I want them to understand that it's time for me to be selfish now and look after myself."

And it's a sentiment Mohamed also echoes, having explained: "This is not about money. Money is not everything. It cannot buy you happiness.

"Love has no age and knows no limits. Iris and I found we understood each other well and felt the tenderness. I do not care about anyone's opinion - only what feels good to me."

Fast forward to November and the couple tied the knot, topping off the special day with a reception at KFC.

Iris Jones

Speaking once again to This Morning via video call from Sharm El-Sheikh, she said: "It was just an exchanging of documents, we had to sign several documents with a signature and a thumbprint.

"After that the documents were handed over to us to say that we were married, but it's all in Arabic, I don't know what it says at all.

"It might say that I am completely under his thumb - well, if that's the case then I'm not."

Holly then asked: "What about afterwards, how did you celebrate? Did you have a reception anywhere?"

Iris replied: "No, we went to KFC for chicken and French fries and Coca-Cola. If I eat spicy foods I am on the toilet all the time."

Don't want that on your wedding day, do ya?

Words: Daisy Phillipson

Featured Image Credit: Iris Jones

Topics: This Morning, Couple, Romance