Amir Khan breaks silence after wife goes public with family feud

Published: December 14, 2016


Boxing star Amir Khan has finally spoken over his wife statements against her in-laws.

Faryal Makhdoom’s posts on Snapchat made claims of domestic abuse; however, the claims were denied, with Amir’s parents admitting they were unhappy with her attire.

The boxer, in a statement, apologised to his fans, lashing out at his wife and family for making the feud public.

Boxer Amir Khan’s wife makes shocking claims against in-laws

“I apologise for the silly picture and message my wife Faryal put up. Here’s me working my a** off…and my family and wife are just destroying my name,” he posted on Tuesday. “My parents and my parents and my wife is my wife. Whatever misunderstanding has happened they should keep it private.”

The star went on to say, “This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband. Childish behaviour. Both parties need to stop this. I’ve had enough.”


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Speaking in an interview, Amir’s parents claimed they had issues with her ‘un-Islamic’ way of dressing.

“Faryal was adopting a dress code which in the Islamic faith was not acceptable. I am a father to two daughters whom I have treated exactly the same way as I have treated Faryal,” Amir’s father Shah said.


“All this started with the issue of dressing. We kept asking Amir to tell her not to adopt such a dress code. And even if she had to wear such dresses, please don’t post it on social media,” he added.

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Amir’s mother said she often urged Faryal to wear a scarf but to no avail.

Faryal, a rights activist and an occasional ramp walker earlier revealed the instances of domestic abuse by her sister-in-law and mother-in-law on Snapchat.

The couple got married three years ago in New York and have a daughter named Laimah. The two stars have been very active on social media.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Fauzia Mussarat
    Dec 14, 2016 - 11:20AM

    Right way to deal with the problem!Recommend

  • Asad
    Dec 14, 2016 - 12:37PM

    This trend if spread anymore will destroy society. Women Protection Bill and Cyber Security Bill should be used in this case to set an example on both sides. Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Dec 14, 2016 - 5:40PM

    Actually, this is going to further complicate the relationship between Amir and his wife. I do not foresee this relationship lasting very long, especially when both people are world’s apart in terms of their upbringing and general belief in Islamic values. Faryal is an open-minded modern American woman who married a highly conservative yet British born-bred man. Nothing in common in between them other than a child.Recommend

  • Humza
    Dec 16, 2016 - 8:12AM

    @BrainBro: The problem is that in the UK a lot of Pakistanis live in closed ghettos and are shut out from the general society, especially the large group who don’t work but live on social benefits. In the US Pakistanis are more integrated and live among the general population. and the majority work which creates less isolation.Recommend

  • dr.z.yasmeen
    Dec 16, 2016 - 1:51PM

    parents of amir should quit and let them do whatever they want to decide.amir and his wife are also mother and father of someone very important .they should think again why they are fighting..parents of the boy never like his wife..why they are interfering their sons family..let her do whatever she wants,let her wear whatever she feels better…nobody can interfere ones life…Recommend

  • dr.z.yasmeen
    Dec 16, 2016 - 1:53PM

    why parents are interfering their sons simple as that….Recommend

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