In one of the messiest public celeb splits of all time, boxer Amir Khan splits from his wife Faryal Makhdoom after accusing her of “moving on” with British heavyweight Anthony Joshua. Find out everything you need to know about their heated social media rants right here.
After a turbulent four years together, the couple definitely gave Rob and Chyna a run for their money after their many tweets and Snapchat videos slagging each other off, including Amir calling Faryal a gold digger and she claiming that his boxing career is tragically over. In an epic heated exchange between the estranged couple, Amir accuses Faryal of moving on to a new bae in the form of British heavyweight, Anthony Joshua. Amir broke the news to his followers on Twitter on Friday 4th August 2017. He announced: “So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to split. I’m currently in Dubai. Wish her all the best.”
Sounds sweet, right? Absolute no hard feelings where we can expect a civil separation. But this lasted almost minutes as Amir’s tweets instantly grew more bitter as he divulged the reasons behind the breakup: “Faryal moved on quick. Always mentioned to me how much she wanted to be with another guy, from all people another boxer ? @anthonyfjoshua.”
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017
Blaming Anthony Joshua for their split, Amir labels Faryal as a “gold digger”. He tweets: “Lol moved up in the weight classes lol. Trust me I ain’t the jealous type. No need to send me pictures of the men you’re talking to #disgusted.” The Bolten lad continues: “Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger.” “Mans like Joshua can have my left overs!”
Mans like Joshua can have my left overs!
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017
However, Faryal didn’t back down as she replied to his cheating allegations with Anthony Joshua in the best way by claiming her ex Amir is jealous that his own boxing career is over. She replies to his tweet with: “You have actually lost it. Wtf ? where do u make this stuff up from?” “Accusing other boxers just because your boxing career is finished. Man up amir.” Playing the innocent card, she continues: “I’m sorry to all the fans & family hurt by this. But amir did not need to do stupid tweets accusing others when he’s in the wrong. #guilty”
To be fair to her, she did stick by him when his sex tape leaked online a couple months back. And of course the model and socialite reminds everyone about Amir’s infidelity. Faryal tweets, “I’m not the one who’s been in the papers every month with my pants down? Cheater!” “At the end of the day I can hold my head high knowing I’ve given this marriage my 100% while amir clearly hasn’t. Bad company, Bad role model, always around women, alcohol and then he calls himself a Muslim and runs a charity.”
Taking things to yet ANOTHER level, Faryal later announced to her followers that Amir was currently in Dubai with a prostitute. A place where the once happy couple went to celebrate Faryal’s birthday very recently. Her Instagram page was adorned with a number of pictures of both her and Amir together. Amir even posted a special message to Faryal on 27th July, wishing her happy birthday: “Happy birthday @faryalmakhdoom Have a wonderful birthday. I wish every day to be filled with lots of love, laughter, happiness and the warmth of sunshine.” This has now obviously been deleted. But that sounded sincere… is it fake? Was it was hacked? Speaking about hacking, after all those twitter exchanges, Faryal took to Snapchat to claim her social media accounts were hacked. Good one! She captions: ‘Amir’s account and my twitter account have been compromised. I sincerely apologise.”
Realistically though, who wouldn’t say that after the embarrassing tweets. Sounds like a desperate attempt to take the high moral road to us. But this snap only makes matters worse for her as eagle-eyed fans notice that Amir snapped this whilst his account was supposedly “hacked”. Amir then clears things up in his own Snapchat video. He says, “Everything you saw on social media today is real. Me and Faryal have both decided to move on, well I’ve decided to walk away. Nothing’s being hacked. It’s just a tough time that we both have to go through, and we both have to move forward.”
Amir plays the victim as he continues: “I’m just not happy with the way I get treated by her and everyone else.” Acting almost civil (better late than never) he says: “But I wish her the very best for the future… I want to say thank you for all your support, but what’s done is done. Everything on social media today was true.”
Overall, it’s a good day for Anthony Joshua who has managed to end Amir Khan’s marriage and Klitscho’s career in a single day. What a legend. Caught in the middle, the boxer cannot stay out of the feud as Joshua posted a clip of Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” as a tongue-in-cheek response to the ex-couples’ online argument. Later, he tweeted that he hoped the pair would be able to resolve the issue, insisting that he has never even met Faryal before: “Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe.”
Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) August 4, 2017
In other news, Amir and Faryal’s mansion is up for sale for £1.6 million if anyone is interested. It has a pool, cinema and gym! So is this the end of the couple’s very public social media spats or will there be more? What will happen to their two year old daughter? Bring on the custody battles and divorce proceedings! We predict it could get even uglier as Faryal more or less threatens Amir saying “The amount of evidence I have on you. It will destroy you. But since I loved you at one point in my life. I’ll just let go.” Well, we’ll see how long that lasts.
<Story by Henna Sharma>
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