Amir Khan has announced he will divorce pregnant wife Faryal Makhdoom – despite her pleas for reconciliation for the sake of their unborn baby.
Taking to Twitter hours after his estranged wife, the boxer wrote:
“Unfortunately it didn’t work out between Me and Faryal and we are still going ahead with the divorce. We are in good talking terms.
“We have to think about our daughter Lamaisah who I will always be there for. I wish Faryal all the very best for the future.”
This morning Faryal Makhdoom made a desperate bid to save her marriage – appearing to ask her husband for a second chance.
“The past three months have been really tough on me and my marriage,” she wrote.
“Matters haven’t been helped by the fact that my husband has been out of the ring for quite some time… it’s been very stressful for us as a couple, and a family.
“I now recognise that all this infighting between me and my in-laws has had a terrible effect on my husband and I… and for that I would like to sincerely apologise.
“My mother and father-in-law are the elders of our family and as such deserve love and respect just as much as my own parents do.
“I’ve said things in the past out of anger… I didn’t really mean and regret now.”
“My daughter and unborn child do not deserve a broken home,” she said.
“That is why I have decided that it is time to put our differences behind us, and start afresh.”
“All families go through hard times. It is unfortunate for us that our difficulties were played out so publicly. I also apologise for my part in that.”
Although it appears Amir has taken his expectant wife’s message as a simple apology to his family and although claiming the pair remain friendly, he maintains committed to a divorce.
Faryal was left devastated when Amir went on a Twitter meltdown accusing her of cheating on him with rival boxer Anthony Joshua – something both he and Faryal quickly refuted.