“He’s very intelligent and he wanted someone to be in contact with that could match him intellectually,” said 81-year-old Iris Jones who met her Egyptian lover online.
Mohamed Ahmed (36) hates being called her ‘toyboy’ as he thinks the term turns their relationship into a ‘joke’. But Mohamed is very serious about his love for Iris. In fact, he proposed after 15 days – when they hadn’t even met yet.
They first began chatting casually, and then Iris expressed her wish to travel to Egypt to see the pyramids. Mohamed volunteered to be her guide, and the relationship developed from there.
Iris shocked Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, presenters on the British show, “This Morning” when she described their first night together.
“We used a whole tube of K-Y Jelly,” she revealed. “I couldn’t walk the next day.”
Iris also says that Mohamed’s parents are on board with their relationship, and support it. Iris’s kids were less supportive, but are coming to terms with it.
But is he after her money? Iris says ‘no!’. “He doesn’t want anything from me except me.”
Iris and Mohamed tied the knot after a year of dating.
The road to marriage wasn’t exactly smooth. There were a lot of documents to fill in and lots of admin and red tape to get through. They are still awaiting the official documents from the government, but have been married spiritually.
Mohamed told Saudi Arabian news publication Al-Watan, “I married her according to the Sunnah of God and His Messenger,” with Iris since converting to Islam.