Amir Khan has confirmed he is divorcing wife Faryal Makhdoom despite Faryal publicly apologising to Khan’s family and hinting they were back together.
Faryal Makhdoom had posted a lengthy message to Twitter in which she said it was time for her and Khan to put their ‘differences behind us’.
The pregnant model also apologised for all the ‘infighting’ between her and Khan’s parents, which she revealed has had a ‘terrible effect’ on her husband.
She wrote: ‘The past three months have been really tough on me and my marriage.
‘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.’
She added: ‘My daughter and unborn child do not deserve a broken home.
‘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.’
Despite Faryal hinting at a new start with her husband, Khan downplayed any chance of the pair getting back together later in the afternoon by tweeting: ‘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.’
The couple split after a very public feud in which Khan accused his wife of being a golddigger and cheating on him with fellow boxer Anthony Joshua.
Faryal quickly fired back denying that she cheated on Khan and instead accused Khan of sleeping with prostitutes and being a bad role model.
Khan, who is worth £23million, later apologised to Joshua after receiving a letter from Joshua’s legal team demanding an apology for the allegations.