A grandmother-of-17 has married her 24-year-old boyfriend and despite nasty comments from strangers about their 37-year age gap, the pair say they are madly in love and having “amazing “sex.
Quran McCain, 24, and Cheryl McGregor, 61, from Rome, Georgia, married on 3 September in an intimate ceremony, which was watched by thousands of their TikTok fans.
A livestream showed Cheryl walking down the aisle, dressed in a stunning white wedding dress with a laced bodice, freshly-painted nails to match the colour of her bridal gown and her golden tresses hanging around her shoulders in loose curls.
Quran stood proudly beside her, in an off-white suit and he even dyed his hair and beard for the occasion.
“We were live on TikTok for the wedding,” he told Jam Press.
“We had the wedding in Tennessee. My best friends were there and we went to bones bbq joint after and got a very good meal.
“We then went back to our hotel and made love for two hours.”
The couple first met in 2012 when Quran was just 15 as he worked at a fast-food restaurant managed by Cheryl’s son Chris, but romantic feelings didn’t blossom until much later.
The pair lost contact for a while but reconnected on 4 November 2020 when caretaker Quran saw mum-of-seven Cheryl working as a cashier at a convenience store.
He said: “I have never felt the way I feel for anyone like I do Cheryl.
“I don’t think it was love at first sight because I was 15 when we met but when I was 23 we connected on a more spiritual level, which allowed us to get to know each other and bond and that was where our love really got strong.”
After they got chatting again, Quran comforted Cheryl when she was upset about some negative comments on a TikTok video she posted of herself dancing.
Soon they were posting clips together on the site and it helped their relationship blossom, with the pair becoming a couple in April this year.
The relationship moved quickly, with Quran proposing at an Olive Garden restaurant on 31 July with a $3,000 (£2,200) engagement ring.
He said: “I was extremely nervous before and I tried my best to keep my composure but I was crying as soon as we entered the parking lot.
“There are many reasons why I chose to make Cheryl my wife.
“She’s beautiful, elegant, strong, noble, honest and compassionate.
“Cheryl was shocked as she didn’t know I was going to propose but it made her feel special.
“I haven’t been married before but she has.”
Despite him being younger than one of her own children, the couple feel a connection on multiple levels, and it doesn’t stop their chemistry.
Quran said: “Our relationship works so well because communication is the foundation of our friendship, relationship and marriage.
“We both love each other unconditionally.
“We really vibe off the music, food, and life and I feel like the emotional, spiritual and mental connection is stronger than dating someone my own age.”
Both Quran and Cheryl describe their sex life as “amazing” and they even have an OnlyFans account for their raunchier videos.
Although only three of Cheryl’s seven children support their mum’s new relationship, Quran’s family approve of the unconventional union – but the pair have faced some nasty comments from people online.
He said: “My family supports my relationship because they know she makes me happy and my grandma loves hearing about all the things we do because my grandma is six years older and it gives her hope that she can find love also.
“I started my TikTok because Cheryl was being bullied and I felt it may stop or lessen the pain of the bullies.
“We get a mixture of positive and negative feedback. The worst is that I’m using her for money.
“Hate all you want, we still are going to live a normal life.”
The pair have thousands of fans on TikTok so when they said I do on 3 September, they made sure their supporters were there watching.
The video of the couple saying their vows was inundated with positive messages from well-wishers and has been viewed almost 100,000 times.
One person said: “Blessings to you both. He was truly raised right. I wish there was more like that.
“He was raised right. He sees her heart and soul. Congratulations you two. May God bless you with many happy years together,” added someone else.
A third person wrote: “This is so beautiful, congratulations. Love ya’ll so much. Yall give me hope.” [sic]
Another person said: “Best wishes for the both of you. I wish you love happiness and peace forever.”