Amir Khan and his glamorous Instagram influencer wife Faryal Makhdoom have separated and are currently living apart after the former world champion boxer was caught sexting another woman, MailOnline can exclusively reveal today.
Khan’s tumultuous marriage to the mother of his three children is on the rocks after the sportsman approached bridal model Sumaira online and finally asked her to send some steamy photos.
MailOnline can now reveal Khan and Faryal are estranged and live apart. It is understood the former world champion and Instagram influencer is dividing her time between her homes in Dubai and Britain while Faryal decides if she wants to end their 10-year marriage.
A source close to the Khan family told MailOnline: ‘Faryal is taking time to think about whether or not to walk away. She is going through a very difficult time and chooses to focus on her children while she and Amir continue to be co-parents.
MailOnline has asked Mr Khan for comment.
Amir Khan pictured with his wife Faryal and their daughters Lamaisah and Alayna. The couple are separated at the moment, MailOnline can reveal
Claims: Earlier this month it was alleged the boxer contacted bridal model Sumaira (pictured) online and told her he and Faryal were ‘not properly together’
Khan admitted he ‘regretted’ texting a model named Sumaira, revealing he contacted her out of ‘boredom’ and telling The Sun newspaper he would undergo therapy to stop her from sexting. other women.
Initially complimenting her tattoos, the former boxer’s posts quickly turned racy, telling the model she “looked good (in a) thong”, suggesting she’d had a boob job done and asking her to send hot photos, before trying to meet her in person.
Faryal had previously appeared to defend her husband, blasting Sumaira in a lengthy Instagram post after the model claimed Khan told her his marriage was “a bit of a business arrangement”.
This came after Amir shared a birthday tribute to his wife Faryal yesterday. Uploading a photo of the two of them to Instagram, the 36-year-old sportsman smiled sweetly next to his 32-year-old wife as they took part in a pottery class in the blink of an eye.
Amir, who is currently in Dubai, captioned it: “Happy birthday Faryal. You deserve the world and more,” along with a heart emoji.
He then reiterated the post on his story by adding another photo of his wife and writing: Since it’s midnight in Dubai I wish Faryal a happy birthday.
In the second post, his wife looked stunning as she posed for a selfie with a face full of glam makeup.
Big day: Amir Khan, 36, shared a birthday tribute to his wife Faryal Makhdoom, 32, on Thursday after he slammed the boxer for sending racy texts to another woman
Tribute: Amir, who is currently in Dubai, captioned: ‘Happy birthday Faryal. You deserve the world and more,’ with a heart emoji
Celebrate: He then reiterated the post on his story by adding another photo of his wife and writing: Since it’s midnight in Dubai, I wish Faryal a happy birthday ‘
The couple went through a tumultuous time recently after Faryal released a lengthy statement in response to her husband’s text exchanges with model Sumaira.
Stating that she “refuses to publicly play my marriage,” Faryal wrote on Instagram that “after a long week of accusations, slander and harassment, I have decided that now is the time to address the situation that took place”.
Earlier this month it was alleged that the boxer, 36, contacted bridal model Sumaira online and said he and Faryal, 31, were “not properly together” and that their marriage was “a bit of a business arrangement”.
Amir later denounced the claims in a chat with Geo News, claiming that Sumaira had sent him unsolicited steamy photos.
Responding to his denial, Sumaira, 25, shared a TikTok video in which she accused the boxer of lying and threatened to release more screenshots of their conversations, prompting his wife Faryal, 31, to respond to the comments. in an Instagram story.
Faryal, who shares three children with boxer Amir, in a new statement described Sumaira’s actions as a “campaign of hatred” and denied she was “responsible for Sumaria’s current mental state”.
Insinuating that she stands by Amir, Faryal went on to say that “the whole world is aware of his background” and insists that Sumaira must have known he was married when she sent him messages. revealing pictures.
“Over the past 7 days I have had private conversations dissected and torn apart by an alleged ‘legal representative’ acting on Sumaira’s behalf, who has taken to social media with what I can only describe as a hate campaign,’ Faryal wrote.
“My name was used in almost every story she published in an effort to tarnish my reputation and brand me not only as a woman who lacks ‘self-respect’, but also as a supporter and enabler of Amir in these circumstances, all because I refuse to publicize the private relations I have with my husband.
“The way I manage my marriage and my husband is nobody else’s business. I refuse to publicly play my marriage, the situation has been quite humiliating for me and I will no longer play in the show created by others to satisfy their desires.
“I will firmly stand by my position that I owed Sumaira nothing more than a civil conversation.”
Faryal then responded to Sumaria’s claims that she didn’t know Amir was married, writing, “This woman didn’t feel like Amir was single, but she kept talking to him while gathering her evidence at forward to social media.”
Revealing what she said to Sumaria in a “civil chat”, Fayral wrote, “I knew what the outcome of this situation would be and warned her not to talk about it on social media.”
“I explained that the situation would cause immense embarrassment not only for her but also for my family and that in the end no one wins.”
“I am a woman who suffers abuse on a daily basis just for existing and I knew she would also receive the same for even entertaining a married man, no matter how the story turned out.”
‘I am now responsible for Sumaria’s current mental state. Her “legal representative claimed that Sumaria suffered from her mental health due to her presence on social media and her interactions with my husband Amir and it kind of became my fault too”.
“I was the one who was disrespectful, lied and embroiled in the scandal and again it became my fault.”
‘Amir and Sumera are both adults who have engaged in consensual communication. They did not consult me when exchanging messages or consider or respect me when building a “link”.
“I will not be dragged through the mud now for not ‘supporting another woman’. This woman had no respect or consideration for me as a woman and as Amir’s wife. There was no no consideration for my sanity either.
“I do not control Amir’s actions or Sumaira’s. I had a civil conversation with her, which is more than most women in my position would be willing to do.
Faryal ended his statement by addressing Amir’s previous ‘scandals’, explaining: ‘I am blamed for being Amir’s wife, for staying with him knowing his ‘background’.
“He’s the man I’m married to and have three young children with. The whole world knows his track record, his reputation precedes him, why would you as a single woman want to start a conversation with him?
“My focus is my children and I protect them from whatever happens.”