MEETING Mohamed Ibrahim in November 2019, Iris Jones, now 83, was ‘the happiest she’d ever been’.
The pair connected on Facebook in February 2019 and Iris was initially reluctant, telling Fabulous he was too young so she didn’t expect anything serious to come from their instant messaging relationship.
But he won her over with his good looks and intellect and she jetted out to meet him in his hometown of Cairo, Egypt.
It was a happy time for Iris after her husband Gwyn Jones, who she has two sons with, died in 2016.
The pair divorced in 1993, and Iris was happily dating casually until she met Mohamed and sparks flew.
“He seemed genuine and interested in me, and I wondered why, the age gap, the fact he proposed in a message after 15 days of messaging on Facebook.
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“But I was besotted by his charm and image, and then I met him in person and it was confirmed.”
Only now does Iris feel that the relationship progressed too quickly.
Their age gap relationship would have flown under the radar – had the pair not appeared on This Morning and told viewers how they used an entire tub of KY Jelly the first night they got intimate together.
Things seemed to be going well for them. They married in October 2020 and Mohamed moved to the UK in November 2021 despite a Home Office Visa battle.
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