A grandmother of 75 has stunned family, friends and her local village by setting up home with an African toyboy a THIRD her age. Widow Angela McKimm has flown her 25-year-old lover, known as Tosin, to Britain to live with her after falling for him on a trip to Gambia.
Now they live in her huge £1million house in the sleepy village of Buriton near Petersfield, Hants. Mum-of-four Angela met Tosin in 2002 and spent £5,200 on flights to visit him before he was finally allowed into Britain in February after three High Court appeals. Until then he slept on the floor of a hut he shared in West Africa with his mum, sister, her husband and their baby. He ate chicken and rice for most meals. Now he enjoys the run of her eight-bedroom home and eats what he likes.
Angela chauffeurs him to and from college in a new silver Ford Focus. Her granddaughter Sophie, 19, spilled the beans about the relationship. She said: “I wouldn’t call what Grandma and Tosin have love. I’d say it was an agreement of companionship. “She says it’s only society that has made the age gap wrong, but I know I wouldn’t find a man of 69 attractive — or consider dating, or having sexual intercourse with him. “The relationship certainly isn’t conventional and it has ruined the portrait we had of ourselves as a typical middle-class family — but who wants to fit the Government specification?” Sophie said her gran and grandad used to travel a lot until he died ten years ago. Her gran continued the habit, visiting Gambia where she fell for Tosin. Sophie added: “When she came back she seemed so happy. She seemed to have got back some of her youthful spirit. “She met Tosin as she walked through a market where he had a stall selling carpentry goods.
“Her 5ft 8in slim shape, immaculate dress and straight mid-length white hair made her a head-turner. “They spent the day together walking, talking, and laughing. The next day she flew back to Britain.” Angela returned two years later. The pair hit it off again and checked into a hotel. She made several trips as formal proceedings rumbled on to try to secure Tosin legal entry to Britain. Sophie added: “Now they’re together they have settled into a pattern of life.” Villagers yesterday told of their surprise at the relationship. A neighbour said: “I’d assumed he was a lodger or an exchange student.” Angela would say only: “Without a doubt my reputation has been destroyed, and sadly it has been by my granddaughter.” – The Sun, London