A grandma and her toyboy lover have defied the haters and got engaged – despite a 37-year age gap.
Quran McCain and fiancée, Cheryl McGregor, 61, first met many years ago when he was just 15. They fell in love last year.
He says his fiancee has ‘a very young spirit, soul and heart’. They also admit their chemistry is great and their sex life is fantastic.
The bold couple say they are hurt from bad comments posted online where Cheryl shares videos of their lives. The brave pair even set up an Only Fans account for their saucier NSFW (Not safe for work) content.
Quran said: “Even though it is an age gap we never think of it because Cheryl has a very young spirit, soul and heart. I think the biggest misconception is that I’m using her or waiting to be put in the will.”
Cheryl, a grandmother of 17, said: “It’s different, it’s amazing, he’s very compassionate to me and I think it’s because he’s a younger man.
“I couldn’t have that with anybody else, he’s very emotional and that’s something I’ve never dealt with – they were all angry and he’s emotional in a good way because he shows me he really cares.”
His TikTok account, @ttvleolove_3, has a following of over 826,000 and nearly 13 million likes. The couple met when they worked at fast food restaurant Dairy Queen in 2012 in Georgia, USA.
Cheryl’s son Chris was his manager, and she would visit his workplace to check on him or get a meal, but Quran was only 15 at the time so there was no romantic involvement.
“We didn’t think much of each other – she drove a baby blue Carrera and that’s the only reason I noticed her!” he said.
He left his job and the pair completely lost contact until November 4 last year when Quran went to the convenience store where Cheryl was working as a cashier.
Carer Quran said: “I used to see her every day, she would always be so happy, but today she was sad and I asked her what was wrong and she was crying.”
Cashier Cheryl was upset she had posted a video of her dancing on her TikTok and was receiving hate comments, and Quran helped comfort her.
They stayed in touch, and made some videos of them dancing together which went viral and brought in 1.3 million likes. The couple got closer and eventually their relationship blossomed.
“We connected on a spiritual level” said Quran. “We went on a date and I told her feel like I’m catching feelings.”
She said she had too, but just didn’t think we should cross that line because friends don’t always stay friends when they date. Eventually they couldn’t deny their feelings any longer and started an intimate relationship.
Cheryl said: “There’s just something between him and I that I never thought we would be together like this, he’s just an amazing person.
“There’s a different type of chemistry with him even though he’s younger. We have a lot of chemistry because of the things we’ve been through and it pulls us closer together.”
Both Quran and Cheryl describe their sex life as “amazing”. Quran said: “It gets better and better every time.”
Cheryl is only six years younger than Quran’s grandmother and eight years younger than his grandfather.
Her youngest daughter is three years older than him at 29.
Quran said: “Nobody was accepting, everyone thought we were joking or thought it was all games. Some of her seven kids turned on her due to her dating a younger black man. She was very hurt. It hurt her because she raised them to not be like that.”
But Quran insists his family were accepting as they could see how happy they were together.
Social media was a different story – Cheryl got so much hate on her TikTok account that she was banned from the platform. Quran said: “We had to create her two more accounts just to keep dancing,
“Every day some comes for her appearance, they call her ‘zombie’, ‘the walking dead’ or ‘crypt killer’.
“Hateful things like ‘why did you dig her up’ or ‘take her back to the nursing home’, the hate on that app is unreal.”
Thousands of commenters refer to Cheryl as his “grandma” or say that their unusual relationship is illegal, constantly reminding them of the 37-year age gap.
Cheryl said: “Sometimes it makes me cry because it gets so terrible. It also has an impact on my life, I have been building myself up for a long time and being on TikTok its destroyed all that and I’m constantly trying to pull that self esteem back up and it’s very very hard.”
Quran said: “Some of the things they said would really bother Cheryl but now she has me, I’ll go to war for her, that’s my queen. Together we have over 700,000 accounts blocked just from the hate.
“To get past it I tell her she is beautiful every day and make sure she knows that the hate they are throwing are problems they are battling within themselves.
“Never take the words they type to heart because they would never say it in person.”
The pair continue ignore the hate and post videos online of them swaying to popular R&B or rap tunes and racking up hundreds of thousands of views each time.
Despite all the hate, the happy couple try to remain positive and say that their legions of fans help keep them together.
They got engaged on July 31 and hope to get married soon. Quran said: “Keep doing you, do what makes you happy. At the end of day everyone’s gonna judge you for something so you might as well do what you feel is right and never let someone take your peace.”
Cheryl said: “Don’t look for love because it will find you, because I wasn’t looking for love and it found me and it’s amazing.” – WalesOnline