How 72 yr old grandma, blew her life savings on Nigerian toy boy, 45 yrs younger

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Naturally, it is often love at first sight for most couples. This is not the case for a 72-year-old grandma, Angela, from Dorset and CJ Nwachukwu, a 27 year old Nigerian.

The lovebirds who met on Facebook in February 2015 had hit off a relationship straight away, despite the 45-year age gap

AngelaA Angela, from Dorset, now Mrs Nwachukwu, has revealed how she spent her entire life savings on her Nigerian toyboy husband, including £4,000 on his visas.

The grandma was so besotted that she flew over to Africa to marry him two months later.

But when she arrived home to England and applied for a visa for her new husband, she was devastated when it was denied. Now, the love struck grandma has spent £20,000 visiting him in Nigeria and trying to get CJ, a computer engineer, over to England. The retired taxi driver, says: “After my 16-year relationship ended, I felt lonely.

“After being single for six months, I saw that a young man had sent me a friend request on Facebook and I couldn’t believe my luck.”I did wonder why on earth he had added me, but I accepted and he sent me a message straight away telling me how lovely my profile photo was.”We chatted for hours, about our families and each others’ hobbies – it was like we’d known each other for years.”

The only problem was, CJ was 45-years younger than Angela and lived 4,000 miles away in Nigeria. Despite this, Angela soon developed feelings for CJ.

She explains: “He was six-years younger than my eldest grandchild so I knew it was wrong, but he was just so charming that I couldn’t help falling for him.”It was only a few weeks since we’d been talking when CJ told me he had feelings for me and I was so happy.”

Angela was worried about what her sons Phillip, 50, Malcolm, 47 and Maurice, 43 would think of her younger man.

She adds: “When I first told my son Malcolm about CJ, he was worried that it might be a scam.”He checked out CJ online and after seeing how squeaky clean all of his social media was, he felt he was genuine.”They could all see how happy I was and that’s all they’ve ever wanted.”A month later, in March 2015, CJ proposed to Angela during a video call. Angela, who insists their love is genuine, says: “I was so taken a back when he asked me to marry him out of the blue. At first I thought he was joking. “He told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and I couldn’t believe my luck.

“Of course I said yes! “There was such an amazing chemistry between us, I knew he was my soul mate.”Angela booked her flight to Nigeria and purchased a blue dress to wear for the ceremony, while CJ bought the wedding rings. She says: “Unfortunately none of my family could make it because it was such short notice, but I had their blessings anyway. “When I saw CJ at arrivals, I gave him a hug and he kissed me. From that moment on, I knew for sure that he was the right man for me.

“I was worried about what his family would think of our relationship, but I was so relieved when they welcomed me with open arms. “We’d planned to wait until the wedding night to consummate our relationship, but we couldn’t keep our hands off each other!” In April 2015 Angela and CJ wed at a Nigerian court house surrounded by CJ’s family and friends. Two weeks later, Angela was back home in the UK and had sent off an application for a family visa so the pair could live together in England as husband and wife.

Entry was denied after officials believed CJ had only married Angela for access to the UK. She says: ‘I’d never sent CJ any money, so I really couldn’t see why anyone would think our love wasn’t genuine. “Over the following months I tried to appeal the decision, but it just broke my heart every time it was denied.

“He wasn’t even allowed to visit me on a tourist visa because they thought he wouldn’t leave. “I felt as though I’d waited so long for true love and now I’d finally found it, it was being kept from me.” Since their marriage, Angela has visited her husband in Nigeria twice and hasn’t given up hope of being permanently united with him.

She says: “I was so determined to get him a visa I even hired lawyers to fight the decision.”It cost so much money, but it was just no use.

“Our only hope now is that CJ will be allowed to come over next year on a student visa to study for his master’s degree in computing.”Even though we know it is unlikely that we’ll ever be able to live together, we love each other so much and our relationship is strong. “I’m hoping to go to Africa later this year to visit him and I’m counting down the days until I can see him again.”

Breakdown of costs:

Legal fees: £3,000

Flights to Nigeria: £3,000

Visas for Nigeria: £1,400

Hotels in Nigeria: £6,000

Wedding: £1,000

Rings: £1,500

Exams CJ sat for visa application: £500

Marriage certificate: £1,000

CJ’s visa applications: £2,500

Total: £19,900

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