The toyboy lover of a British pensioner has vowed to love her until she dies in a moving Facebook tribute.
Iris Jones and Mohamed Ahmed Ibriham have been cruelly separately by visa issues, which has seen the junior side of the relationship remain in Egypt.
Plans for Mohamed, who is 45 years younger than his 81-year-old lover, to come to the UK are currently on pause as he attempts to get a spousal visa.
Distance has not dampened the Middle Eastern man’s passion for Iris however, who is waiting for him in her Somerset bungalow.
Posting on Facebook, he wrote: “Until the end of my life, my love for you, my dear, my sun and my moon, my queen Iris Mohamdy”.
Iris is finding the time apart from her boyfriend difficult and is suffering headaches from the stress.
She told the Metro: “When I was over there I was spending £50 a day on accommodation, and when you work out £50 a day for three months, I’ve come back skint.”
She added: “I get days when I’m all right and other days when I’m just crying all the time.
“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.
“I can’t go back to Egypt, that country does not suit me.
“It’s too hot, it’s too dusty, I don’t like the food and the fumes from the traffic is absolutely horrendous. Half the cars on the road would be crushed if they were in Britain.”
Even though Iris is lonely without Mohamed, she said she has managed to reconnect with her family in recent months.
Her sons Stephen, 54, and Darren, 53, were concerned about the age gap of the relationship initially, but Iris recently said that they had come round.
She said: “My boys are now accepting of the fact that this is genuine. We genuinely love one another.”
The pensioner spent Christmas with her sons but did not speak to her new love on Christmas Day “because he is a Muslim and he doesn’t celebrate it”.
The couple do make time to talk every day and are still smitten with each other.
Iris added: “I didn’t think this would happen at my age – falling so deeply in love with someone half my age – but you can’t help who you fall in love with.
“Age is of no relevance whatsoever. I go from being so happy when we’re together to the absolute depths of misery when we’re apart.”
Last year Iris stunned Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on ITV’s This Morning by recalling how Mohamed left her “saddle sore” after a recent holiday.
The OAP, who has been divorced for 40 years, started chatting to Mohamed on Facebook last summer.