LONDON: Renowned Pakistan-origin boxer Amir Khan admitted he feels embarrassed at the way he handled his spat and separation from his wife Faryal who he shares 3-year-old daughter Lamaisah with.
Commenting on his ugly public split with pregnant wife Faryal Makhdoom, Boxer Amir Khan admitted, “I embarrassed myself. I made mistakes.”
In a first interview ahead of I’m A Celeb appearance in Australia, the 30-year-old British boxer opened up about the turbulent relationship with his wife.
“I made a few silly mistakes. I did put my life on social media, I assumed things which were wrong,” Amir Khan said.
Speaking to a British daily, Amir confessed, “I think if you look at the whole situation, it was all just silly, starting with the texts, then when I accused her of messaging Joshua, it was all just nonsense really from the start.”
He added, “And then when we sat down and thought ‘Look, we’ve got a family’. Also she’s expecting so we have to think for the kids. In life you have to forgive. We have to move forward and move on from things like that.”
He continued, “I did put my life on social media, I assumed things which were wrong.”
The boxer said he and his wife have now put everything behind them, and are moving forward as ‘one big family’.
Only two months ago Bolton-born Khan told his fans his marriage was over when on Saturday the boxer tweeted a picture of the couple snuggling in each other’s arms on the sofa in London.
He captioned it: ‘With my 4 month pregnant wife, after sorting out all the issues. Closing the year with a happy ending’.
The couple faced public problems, including a family spat, rumours of a sex tape and cheating allegations that ultimately led them to separation earlier this year.
In a Snapchat video on 8 September, the boxer announced, “So me and Faryal are not together. I have filed for a divorce. ‘I hear she has just announced she is pregnant. She didn’t tell me. I had to read it on social media.”
The couple used Twitter to accuse each other of cheating with Khan charging his American wife of having an affair with heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua.
But soon Faryal responded with claim that her husband left his family because they had ‘robbed’ him and telling him to ‘stop making false things up’.
The family feud started last year when Khan’s family said his wife, an American model, uses improper dressing.