Egyptian toyboy breaks silence after splitting from wife 46 years his senior
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The Egyptian toyboy who hit headlines for his marriage to his British wife 46 years his senior has broken his silence after the split – having turned to the lyrics of a truly iconic breakup song.
The pair first struck up a connection after first meeting on Facebook in 2019, and the following year Iris travelled to Egypt to marry her younger lover, celebrating their union at a local KFC.
Iris told Closer last month that she has realised she is no longer a ‘lovesick teenager’, and just wants a peaceful life with her new cat Mr Tibbs.
“I never expected to fall in love with someone 46 years younger than me, but I did,” the pensioner said.
“I adored everything about Mohamed.
“But it became hard work. We used to have a great sex life but then, rather than making love, we ended up arguing all the time about anything and everything. I can’t be doing with that. I’m not a lovesick teenager. I’m 83.”
While Mohamed hasn’t spoken to press about their breakup, he’s now taken to Facebook to share the immortal words of Gloria Gaynor.
He posted a photograph of himself alongside lyrics from Gaynor's iconic song 'I Will Survive'.
The caption read: "At first I was afraid, I was petrified. Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side.
"But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong. And I grew strong. And I learned how to get along."
You really can’t beat a bit of 70s disco to get through a bad split, can you?
As for Iris, it sounds like she's doing just fine, saying she got her pet cat Mr Tibbs just days after Mohamed left – taking her tempura battered prawns with him, no less – and that the new four-legged friend was the ideal companion as he ‘never complains, is very quiet and beautiful to look at'.