Once upon a time, the socially acceptable relationship was between an older man and a younger woman. However, the times have changed. Today, any relationship is possible – even that between an 80+ year old grandma and mid-thirties man.
Iris Jones, who is 82 years old now, is the wife of Mohammed Ibrahim, who is 36 years old. And the two had not met when Iris was much younger. In fact, the couple had met in 2019, when Iris was already 80. We know that there is nothing that love cannot overcome. But their love story is still going to amaze you.
The Grandma And The New World
Iris lives in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. She is the mother of two middle-aged men – 55-year-old postman Stephen and 53-year-old recycling truck driver Darren. In 2019, Stephen had gifted Iris a laptop. He also opened a Facebook account for her and taught her how to use it.
Little did Iris know about what she would find through that Facebook account. Nevertheless, Iris then joined an atheist group. There she got acquainted with Egyptian Mohamed Ibriham who was an engineer by occupation. The pair soon began to chat online regularly. After a while, Ibriham was the one to confess to Iris.
Understandably, Jones was doubtful of this man’s confession. After all, she was 80 years old! And the two had only talked to each other online. They had not even seen what the other looked like. So she said in an interview on ITV’s The Morning:
“I asked him, ‘What do you want an old biddy like me for? You’ve not met me, you’ve never touched my skin or looked into my eyes”
Mohammed’s reply was apparently quite simple:
“But he told me I was a wonderful charming lady who he loved to bits. Slowly, I started to feel the same and then he sent me a picture of himself and I thought, ‘Ooh, you’re gorgeous’.”
Five months later, Grandma Iris flew all the way to Cairo to meet Ibriham for the very first time. They spent some delightful days touring the pyramids, visiting restaurants, and riding boats and camels. Iris even hit it off with Ibriham’s mother, who is a decade younger than Iris. But, they soon experienced a more natural obstacle.
The Next Hurdle For The Amazing Couple
The next immediate obstacle for Grandma Iris and her Egyptian lover was when the time came for physical intimacy. In fact, the situation became worse when Iris suffered an accidental fall. Consequently, she had to endure being in the hospital for 2 whole days.