A British grandmother who shocked the nation when she shared a graphic description of her sex life with her Egyptian toyboy, 36, has revealed her devastation after her plans to visit him have been cancelled due to Covid-19.
Mohamed Ahmed Ibriham swept Iris Jones, 81, from Somerset, off her feet when they met on the social media platform last year and she soon flew to Egypt to be with him before marrying each other in November 2020.
The couple’s relationship hit the spotlight last year when Iris went on ITV’s This Morning to discuss the huge age gap and ended up revealing details of their sex life.
But Iris, a former cleaner who claims pension and disability benefits, has previously revealed her worries that she may never see the love of her life again in person because he is struggling to secure a spousal visa for the UK due to red tape.
Taking to Facebook this week, Iris said: ‘I have tried in vain to get a refund of £500 plus ever since (August). All I have been met with is a blank wall.
Mohamed Ahmed Ibriham swept Iris Jones, 81, from Somerset, off her feet when they met on the social media platform last year and she soon flew to Egypt to be with him before marrying each other in November 2020 (pictured together)
But Iris, a former cleaner who claims pension and disability benefits, has previously revealed her worries that she may never see the love of her life again (pictured together) in person because he is struggling to secure a spousal visa for the UK due to red tape
‘I have written and emailed and phoned them, all to not avail. What a lousy way to treat customers. Such incompetence beggars belief!”
It comes weeks after she penned an emotional post about missing Mohamed, sharing a GIF (an animated image) of a love heart formed out of rose petals and tagged Mohamed, adding: ‘You are in my heart forever.’
Sharing the image to her social media page, the grandmother wrote ‘For my husband’ in the caption.
The loved-up message was certainly well received by Mohamed, who replied with an equally-sweet note.
Iris has revealed her devastation after her plans to visit her toyboy husband have been cancelled due to Covid-19
He commented: ‘I am for you forever,’ alongside several love heart emojis, to which Iris responded: ‘Thank you my honey.’
Iris’ post comes after she confessed to spending her days ‘crying all the time’ because she misses her partner.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, the distraught grandmother said she had no idea when her husband would be able to join her in Britain,
She explained: ‘I’m separated from someone I love, it’s so hard. I haven’t got time on my side, his lawyers know that. I’ve had to go over there three times and come back without him.’
Taking to Facebook last week, Iris shared a GIF (an animated image, above) of a love heart formed out of rose petals and tagged Mohamed, adding: ‘You are in my heart forever.’
The loved-up message was certainly well received by Mohamed, who replied with an equally-sweet note (pictured above)
However, she believes she can’t go back to Egypt because the environment is ill-suited to her health, adding it is ‘too hot and dusty’.
Meanwhile, the pensioner also revealed she was ‘skint’ after previous trips to the country, having spent £50 per day on accommodation.
Iris explained: ‘I haven’t got age on my side. I could drop dead tomorrow. Every day is precious. It’s bloody awful being apart.’
It comes months after she appeared on This Morning to discuss her marriage to her Egyptian toyboy.
The couple’s relationship hit the spotlight last year when Iris (pictured) went on ITV’s This Morning to discuss the huge age gap and ended up revealing details of their sex life
At the time, she sent a call for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to let Mohamed come to the UK, where he would be an ‘asset’ to the economy.
The couple recounted how they tied the knot and celebrated during their segment, with Iris saying: ‘It was third time lucky for us.’
The couple did not go through a traditional wedding, but signed paper written in Arabic to make things official.
‘It was an exchange of documents. We had to sign several documents for the signature,’ she said. ‘After that, the document was handed to us, one for Mohamed and one for me, all in Arabic, I don’t know what it says at all.
Iris also appeared on This Morning in November where she spoke of celebrating her wedding to her husband (pictured together) at the local KFC
‘It might say that I’m completely under his thumb, but if that’s the case, I’m not,’ she added.
The couple then revealed they had not celebrated their union with a reception, but had instead gone to their local KFC, because they enjoyed the food and Iris had a Coca Cola.
Iris was a bit more tongue-tied about their bedroom antics after Holly asked: ‘How was the wedding night, dare I ask.’
‘Just the same as the first night, just it wasn’t so difficult this time,’ Iris said. Meanwhile, Mohamed shared how he felt about his union with Iris, saying: ‘My feel is very good, we have in the past difficulties.’
Iris’ post comes just weeks after she confessed to spending her days ‘crying all the time’ because she misses her partner (pictured together)
He added he was worried for Iris due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that it did not matter to him whether the couple stayed in Egypt or went to the UK.
The couple made hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield blush earlier this year after admitting that their first night of passion, which included an ‘entire tube of KY jelly’, left Iris ‘saddle sore’.
Iris first struck up a conversation with Cairo native Mohamed in summer 2019 on a Facebook group exploring atheism.
He initially declared love for her through social media and then said his feelings were confirmed when he saw Iris for the first time at Cairo airport that November.
Speaking to MailOnline earlier this year, he recalled: ‘I was very nervous but the moment I laid eyes on her I knew that it was true love. I’m a very lucky man to have found a woman like this.’
Mohamed worked as welding inspector but gave up his job to spend time with Iris when she came to Cairo.
Iris left This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in hysterics after she appeared on the programme in January 2020 to discuss her sex life
He lives in a three-room house with his parents plus two sisters and a brother who are all younger than him, but vehemently denied he was with Iris for her money or a passport to Britain.
Iris, a former cleaner, lives in a £220,000 bungalow and gets by on a £200-a-week pension and disability benefit.
Mohamed said: ‘I don’t care where we live or how rich or poor she is, I just want to be with Iris. At the end of the day, which country she wants to make her home is her choice; it can be either Britain or Egypt.
‘People think I am with her for all the wrong reasons. I know Britain is a beautiful country and a lot of people want to go there but I’m not bothered. I’m prepared to live with her anywhere in the world.’
Mohamed revealed that during her visit to Egypt he took Iris home for dinner, where she spent time with his mother.
‘My mother really liked Iris and they got on well even though there was a language problem. But my mother said to me that if I’m happy, then she’s happy. That’s all any mother wants; for her son to be with a woman he really loves.’