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81-Year-Old Married To 36-Year-Old Heals Rift With Family Over Christmas

Tom Wood

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81-Year-Old Married To 36-Year-Old Heals Rift With Family Over Christmas

Featured Image Credit: Iris Jones

An 81-year-old woman who appeared on This Morning to boast about her love life with her 36-year-old boyfriend, has told how she healed a rift with her sons in order to spend Christmas with them, rather than on her own.

Iris Jones left the ITV presenters completely stunned when she went into far too much detail about how her boyfriend Mohamed left her 'saddle sore' after one meeting, and obviously her grown-up sons really didn't need to hear that.

Her relationship with 54-year-old Stephen and 53-year-old Darren took a hit after the media frenzy that kicked up around her TV appearance, but now they've put their differences aside for the holiday season.

Iris told The Daily Mirror: "My boys are now accepting of the fact that this is genuine. We genuinely love one another.

"I will be spending Christmas with Stephen, his wife and my step-children. But I will still be wearing a mask and not touching any surfaces. I don't want to be on my own."

Credit: Iris Jones
Credit: Iris Jones

Iris and Mohamed met on Facebook last year and have been together ever since. However, Mohamed hasn't been able to obtain a visa to live in the UK just yet.

She explained how she didn't speak to her lover on Christmas Day because 'he is a Muslim and doesn't celebrate it'.

However, the pair do talk nearly every day and Iris admits she's still taken aback by the strength of her feelings for the much younger man.

She said: "I didn't think this would happen at my age - falling so deeply in love with someone half my age - but you can't help who you fall in love with.

"Age is of no relevance whatsoever. I go from being so happy when we're together to the absolute depths of misery when we're apart."

When the pair married in Cairo recently, they kept it really low key. In fact, they just had a simple ceremony and then went to KFC for fried chicken afterwards.

Hey, there are certainly worse days out.

Since she came back to the UK on 11 December, Iris admits that she's been missing her husband terribly.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

She continued: "It's very, very, very difficult,

"I lived with him for three months in Egypt. But I can't go over there again - the heat is not good for my health.

"I have told Mohamed he has to come here to see me but if he is not granted a visa, I don't know what's going to happen. He wants to come over here to look after me.

"I want to sell my little bungalow and for Mohamed to get his visa, and then we can move to Bristol or Birmingham where he could get a damn good job. All I want is for us to be together."

Topics: UK News, UK Entertainment

Tom Wood
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