An 82-year-old pensioner who married a man 45 years her junior has now been reunited with her husband.
Iris Jones and Mohamed Mohamady are now back together after Mohamed was granted a three-year visa to stay in the UK.
The OAP, who has previously spoken candidly about her sex life with her husband, is now delighted to be back with him again after a year apart, the Mirror reports.
And despite the frank revelations about their sex life, she says they celebrated his arrival with a cup of tea.
“We didn’t celebrate – we are just together and that’s celebration enough,” said Iris.
She went on: “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.”
Mohamed was granted his visa on November 3 after passing an English language exam, meaning that he can now remain in the UK for three years.
Iris was out doing some shopping when Mohamed rang to share the good news with her.
As Mohamed put his arm around her and kissed her on the head, she recalled: “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 travelled by coach from her home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, to collect Mohamed from Heathrow.
Speaking from her semi-detached bungalow, Iris said: “Three buses there and three back. We were worn out.”
Iris described the year apart as “awful”, as the pair could only communicate by Facebook and telephone conversations.
The pair became famous after sharing details of their sex life with the Sunday Mirror.
They got chatting on a Facebook group for atheists and agreed to meet in person.
Iris revealed they became romantic hours after meeting and said: “It was incredible. I felt like a virgin again. It wasn’t easy but it was very loving and romantic.
“My ex-husband said I was frigid when we divorced 40 years ago but I now know I’m certainly not.”
Engineer Mohamed plans to find work in the UK. Iris said: “As for the future, who knows. It depends on how long I last.”
Iris, who has two sons, Stephen, 55, and Darren, 54, revealed that some relatives gave her the “silent treatment” after she married Mohamed.
But she said: “We love each other. That’s all that matters.”
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