64-year-old sugar mummy dumped by her 26-year-old African boyfriend after she secured a visa for him
By Mirrror | March 19th 2015
UK: A disabled 64-year-old who fell for her Tunisian toyboy online, before marrying him and securing a visa for him to live in the UK, has described how she was dumped shortly after he arrived.
Patricia, who suffers from crippling osteoarthritis and has to use a mobility scooter, flew out to marry 26-year-old Mondher, from Tunisia, after he contacted her on a dating site.
Now she tells her story in this week's episode of Channel 5's Holiday Love Rats Exposed, due to air tomorrow night.
Patricia, who lives in the Midlands, describes how she was looking for love online, when she fell for Mondher - believing they could spend the rest of their lives together.
"When he first contacted me he was all lovey-dovey and he started telling me he loved me when we had been talking for three weeks and asking me to go there for a holiday," she claims on the documentary.
There was a 33 year age gap between them, but Mondher reportedly convinced her it would work.
"I thought age was just a number and he kept drilling that into my head," said Patricia.
"As long as we love each other, that's all that matters. He made me feel good because he was younger than me."
Patricia jetted out to meet her man six months later. She says it was love at first sight, and according to Mail Online, went on: "'I had been there for five days when he said 'let's get married, let's just do it!'
"I thought 'I love the guy, go for it'.
"He was telling me he was going to treat me like a princess, we could buy a car and he would take me out where I wanted to go."
They married in 2012, but Patricia paid for the whole ceremony, Mail Online reports.
Patricia returned to the UK alone, and managed to secure Mondher a visitor's visa eight months later - but when he flew over, their happy life was gone completely.
She describes how having him at home with her was a "nightmare", filled with constant arguments, because he barely communicated with her.
Realising it was different, Patricia refused to pay for a new visa, and she was left "gutted" when Mondher announced he was leaving for Portsmouth.
Mondher says in a statement on the documentary that the marriage broke down due to circumstances 'beyond his control', and insists he did move for love - not money.
Also in the show, 59-year-old Diane meets Gobe in the Gambia, and they connect over her passion for music, and married shortly after.
Like Patricia, she paid for a visa for him to come over to the UK, as well as supporting him once he landed.
She later finds out he's chatting to other women, three years into their marriage, and reportedly even finds a note saying he could divorce her and still remain in the UK.
Others included in the new show are Michelle and Walid, who left her after his British visa ran out, and he's now back in touch saying his Egyptian wife has died, asking if Michelle will help look after the girl, two.
And as if that wasn't enough heartache, 53-year-old Jayne spent two years and thousands of dollars on legal fees to secure Nigerian Lateef a Green Card - only for him to carry on emailing other women.
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