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07th Mar 2023

Woman, 62, wants baby with husband, 26, but is told she’s ‘too old’

Callum Boyle

‘I have more energy than half these kids’

A 62-year-old grandmother wants to have a baby with her husband, 26 and has revealed that they have spoken to three surrogates already.

They first met in 2012 when the couple were both working together in the fast food chain Dairy Queen, when McCain was 15.

Quran McCain and his wife Cheryl McGregor, both from Rome, Georgia, told This Morning that they would also consider adoption.

McGregor, who is already a mother of seven from another relationship, has also hit back at critics who have claimed that she is “too old” to take care of another baby.

Speaking on a video call from Atlanta, she said: “They said I guess just because of my age I can’t take care of a baby, what? I have got more energy than half of these kids that are taking care of babies now and I don’t see it as a problem.

“No I can not have a baby myself but we have done the surrogacy thing where we already had three surrogates and right now we are looking for another one and also maybe adoption.”

The couple, who have had over three million views on TikTok, has admitted that it has been a “battle” between her and her partners’ families, who think there relationship is a joke.

“Its been a battle with them, us trying to prove to them that it wasn’t a joke,” she added.

“Out of my seven children they were saying he was using me, we weren’t using each other, we can’t help who our hearts fall in love with.

“So it’s been a battle, out of seven of my children I really have two but one who really stands by us through everything and it took a while to come to that conclusion that they like him.”

The couple are set to appear on the latest series of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over USA, which can be found on the BBC Iplayer.

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