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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Granma-of-six, 72, feels bad as her Nigerian husband CJ, 27 has his visa rejected despite spending her £20k life savings trying to get him to the UK

Angela and CJ 1
Angela and CJ


Angela, 72, married CJ Nwachukwu, 27, just three months after they met on Facebook. Her trip to Nigeria for their wedding was the first time they met face to face.


But Angela insists CJ is her soulmate and since they married has spent £20,000 visiting him and trying to get him into the UK. The gran of six was ­devastated when CJ was denied a visa but says their marriage is solid despite the 4,000 miles between them.

Angela kiss cj
Couple kissing


Angela, a retired taxi driver from Dorchester, Dorset, says: “CJ is the most caring man any woman could want to be with. He makes me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. I know in my heart we belong together and we won’t stop fighting until we can be together as husband and wife. We won’t let this break us.

Angela and cj time out
Angela and CJ having time out together

CJ is the third husband of Angela. “After the wedding, I found it hard leaving CJ. I knew I’d see him again soon but my family visa application was rejected. I was so determined to get him a visa I hired lawyers to fight for us. I’ve since visited him twice, in 2016 and 2017.
Couple goal
Couple


We’ve spent a combined £20,000 trying to see each other. I’ve used my savings and he has gradually paid me back half. He is six years younger than my oldest grandchild. But I couldn’t help falling for him.


Angela and CJ marriage
Angela and CJ get engaged


When I first told my son Malcolm about CJ, he was worried it might be a scam, so he checked him out online. After seeing how squeaky-clean his social media was, he felt he was genuine. They could all see how happy I was," she said.

The couple’s last hope is that he will be allowed to come next year on a student visa to study his. She still hopes to be permanently united with him.

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