Iris Jones shocked Britain when she married Mohamed Mohamady. Her husband was granted a three-year visa after he passed an English language test and showed proof he was able to move in with Iris
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The pensioner who shocked Britain by marrying an Egyptian toyboy 45 years her junior has been reunited with him after a year-long wait for him to get his visa.
But despite her previous frank revelations about their sex life Iris Mohamady, previously Jones, 82, said she and Mohamed, 36, simply toasted his arrival in the UK on Friday with “a cup of tea”.
The retired care worker told the Sunday Mirror: “We didn’t celebrate – we are just together and that’s celebration enough.
“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 a three-year visa on November 3 after he passed the required English language test and showed proof he was able to move in with Iris.
She was shopping when he rang to tell her the good news.
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.”
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She travelled by coach from her home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, to collect him from Heathrow.
Speaking from her £220,000 semi-detached bungalow, Iris said: “Three buses there and three back. We were worn out.”
The couple first started chatting on a Facebook group for atheists in the summer of 2019.
They met in person the following November and wed in Cairo a year later.
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But since December, their only contact has been phone or Facebook chats. Iris described their year apart as “awful”.
She shot to fame last year when she told the Sunday Mirror about their sex life.
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.”
The mum of two sons, Stephen, 55, and Darren, 54, said some relatives gave her the “silent treatment” after she married Mohamed.
But she said: “We love each other. That’s all that matters.”