A WOMAN has revealed how she’s desperate to get pregnant with her Egyptian toyboy, despite being dumped by the last one.
Former Tesco worker Joanna Girling, 45, from Norfolk, romps four times a week with her lover Hysm Fygo, 38, in an attempt to have his babies.
But Joanna says her family have disowned her over the decision to pursue another younger man abroad – as they’re worried she hasn’t learned after her ex Hassan Kahlied, 24, dumped her having pocketed £1,500 of her money.
Speaking to Fabulous, Joanna says: “I’m hoping I’m not too old to get pregnant. I know Hysm will be a brilliant dad.
“I feel younger now than I did in my 20s. We have sex four times a week and even that’s not enough. I can’t get enough of Hysm, he’s definitely the one for me.
“I thought my previous toyboy Hassan loved me, he’d told me he wanted to marry me but it turned out to be a lie.
“I didn’t know if I could trust someone else again but Hysm is the love of my life.
“I’m very happy with my toyboy. Looking at how much my life has changed over the past three years, it’s unrecognisable but I wouldn’t change a thing.
“In a way, I’m grateful that Hassan caught my eye in the hotel restaurant. If he hadn’t, I might still be trapped in a loveless marriage.
“I wish I hadn’t been so gullible to send him money but I’ve learnt my lesson now.
“Hysm has never asked me for a penny. I know his feelings are real, he’s with me because he loves me.
“Since returning to Egypt, most of my family have disowned me. They think I’m foolish to be with a toyboy but I don’t care.
“This is like a second chance at life for me and I don’t regret a thing.”
I feel younger now than I did in my 20s. We have sex four times a week and even that’s not enough. I can’t get enough of Hysm, he’s definitely the one for me
Joanna met Hysm in May 2019, just months after being dumped by her former lover Hassan, who she says dismissed her as “old and fat”.
The shopkeeper invited Joanna and a female friend to have tea his herb and spice shop – and they immediately hit if off.
Joanna says: “Hysm had deep brown eyes and a dark scraggly beard, but there was something about him that caught my eye. It was like we’d known each other for a long time.
“‘You speak very good English,’ I said. ‘I can speak five languages,’ he replied and I was impressed.”
After walking her friend back to her hotel, Joanna returned to the shop to ask Hysm to order her a taxi to her apartment.
She says: “He joined me in the cab and we had sex that night – I led him straight to the bedroom when we got back to my flat.
“It was amazing but at first, it was just about sex.
“Hysm wanted a relationship but I’d already been hurt once by Hassan so I was wary.
“Still, Hysm persisted and, over the next few weeks, we continued to see each other. The more I got to know him, the more I trusted him.
“A month later, we rented a place together with a fake marriage certificate, and me and Hysm fell into normal life.”
Joanna now works as an English teacher at a nursery and wears a silver band Hysm gave her on her wedding finger.
“He didn’t even propose,” she says. “He didn’t need to – he already considers me his wife but we’re hoping to make it official next year once I’ve divorced my husband.”
When she met her first toyboy lover in June 2018, Joanna had been holidaying in Sharm-El-Sheikh up to three times-a-year since 2001 with husband John*.
She says: “Over there local men would flock to talk to me, making me blush with their over-the-top compliments.
“‘I’m married,” I’d insist, pointing out the sparkler on my hand. Not that it really meant much these days.
“After 20 years of marriage, me and John were more friends than lovers. Like many couples, the spark had fizzled out.”
Joanna met Hassan working as a waiter in their hotel restaurant – sneaking over to ask her out when John nipped to the loo.
She says: “He was young, tanned with a perfect beach body. I had a spare tyre, and frizzy permed hair. I was too surprised and flattered to say no.
“I didn’t tell John and the next day I snuck off to meet Hassan while he lounged by the pool.
“Walking around the markets, Hassan tucked his arm around my waist. I blushed. It was the first time I’d felt sexy in years.
My family think I’m foolish to be with a toyboy but I don’t care. This is like a second chance at life for me and I don’t regret a thing
“Asking for Hassan’s age, I was stunned when he said he was 24.
“‘He’s 19 years my junior!’ I thought, flattered that the young man was interested in me.
“At the end of the date, Hassan pulled me in closer, planting a kiss on my lips.
“‘You’re beautiful,’ he told me and I felt my cheeks burn.
“After that, I spent as much time as I could with the handsome waiter.”
Then one night, Joanna says Hassan acquired a fake marriage certificate, to bypass Egypt’s strict rules on premarital sex, and she paid for them to rent a hotel room.
“It was incredible, he was so young and keen,” Joanna says. “It was the best sex of my life – mindblowing after 10 years of no physical contact with my husband.
“‘I love you,’ Hassan confessed in bed. ‘Be my wife?’
“I felt torn. It had only been a two week holiday but I’d fallen head over heels for Hassan. I didn’t want to leave the next day. ‘I love you too,’ I admitted.”
Joanna returned home to England and resumed her night shifts at Tesco, receiving constant WhatsApp messages from Hassan.
Eventually, her husband confronted her over all the texts – and Joanna admitted the truth.
She says: “He was furious but he’d suspected something was going on, we didn’t have kids but we had seven dogs together.
“Packing up my things, I moved out and booked a one-way flight to Hurghada for August so that me and Hassan could finally be together.”
But while she waited for her flight to be with him, Joanna says Hassan started requesting money.
“He needed money for things like food and bills,” she says. “So I sent him £400 to help out. I didn’t ask for proof, I trusted that he was telling me the truth.
“As my flight date drew closer, the list got longer and when I boarded, I was carrying jeans, shirts, designer trainers, aftershave and a bottle of cognac.
“When I landed, I gave him the gifts he’d asked me for. He also took control of my holiday money, of £1,100.
“At first I was surprised but he explained that it was the custom in Egypt for men to deal with the money. He said he wanted to look after me so I handed over all my cash.”
Renting an apartment, at first Joanna was thrilled with life with her toyboy – spending her days sunbathing and nights making love.
“We were having sex all the time, we just couldn’t get enough of each other but after a couple of weeks, Hassan kept disappearing for days at a time, saying he needed to visit his family,” she says.
With no cash, Joanna says she had no choice but to find work as a nursery teacher to make ends meet.
She says: “I’d try to ring him but there’d be no answer. After splitting from my husband I had no savings, the cash I’d brought with me was all I had.”
Suspicious, she asked her neighbours and locals who knew Hassan where he might be.
She says: “One said that he thought Hassan had gone home to have an engagement party as he was due to get married.
“I was devastated but over text Hassan insisted it wasn’t true and when he returned after 10 days he denied it.”
At the end of August, Joanna says Hassan asked her to go home for a few weeks, claiming the apartment was too expensive and she needed to save more money.
“I was devastated to leave,” she admits. “But he had a point, I had no money left and he only earnt a small salary as a waiter.
“My holiday money had all gone so the plan was for me to come home, stay with family and work to save money to go back.”
Relying on a friend to pay for her flight, it wasn’t until Joanna landed in Hamburg Airport on a layover that she discovered the truth about Hassan.
Sending her a text message mid-flight, he called her “fat and old”, confessing that he was planning to marry an Egyptian woman.
“I just didn’t understand,” she said, “he’d told me that he’d loved me, why lie?”
Back home, Joanna was heartbroken, but determined to end her marriage and return to Egypt for a life in the sun.
“I didn’t have anything keeping me in England, all I had left was the clothes in my suitcase,” she said.
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Joanna saved up for another flight and went back to Hurghada in March 2019 to continue working as a nursery teacher – meeting Hysm three months later.
“I didn’t go out there looking for love,” she explains. “I just love the country and wanted to be back there.”
Hassan says: “I’m so sorry about the money. It was because I am poor. I don’t want to discuss anything about my relationship.”