Faryal Makhdoom has finally explained the confusion behind the shocking Anthony Joshua cheating accusations.
Last week, Olympic champion Amir Khan announced he was divorcing his wife after discovering what he believed to be a Snapchat conversation between her and fellow boxer Anthony Joshua.
As well as shocking most of Twitter, the astonishing public announcement also appeared to have come as a surprise to his wife and mother of his daughter, who tweeted him back saying: “I’m not sure if it’s your family tweeting for you. But I’m not the one who been in the papers for cheating.”
After some subtle social media digs between the pair, lots of drama in Dubai and also Anthony Joshua wading in himself to deny the accusations, Faryal and Amir have apologised for their very public spat.
Late on Thursday, Faryal told her followers that the furious fall out was all a huge misunderstanding.
“I’ve been quiet for some time… because I myself didn’t know what’s going on. Everything that’s going on is just not right and a complete misunderstanding,” she wrote in a note posted on Twitter.
“The screenshots sent to Amir were ‘fake’ and Amir though Joshua and I were speaking… when we have never even met. Anger took the better of him and he tweeted away without thinking there was absolutely NO truth to it.
“It’s all cleared up with both teams now and again, there was NOTHING like that going on. Apologies for all this nonsense. Let’s get on with life now…”
Amir then tweeted his wife’s note to Anthony Joshua, adding: “Glad all is cleared up and all lies. I got angry like any man would. No truth to it. Good to know.”
While not going so far as to apologise, he went on to admit the only reason he went to Dubai was to rile his wife.
“I partied in Dubai with friends to get my wife angry,” he shared on Twitter. “Shouldn’t have. That’s not like me and I’ll prove that.”
However, he went on to say the pair were still getting a divorce.
“I still have made my decision to leave Faryal. It happens in life. The relationship was getting unhealthy. I wish her nothing but the best.”
Last week Amir stunned his fans when he announced he was splitting from Faryal and accused her of cheating on him with Joshua.
He wrote: “So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to split. I’m currently in Dubai. Wish her all the best.”
He followed it up with a screenshot of a Snapchat conversation, which he claimed was between Faryal and Joshua.
“Faryal moved on quick. Always mentioned to me how much she wanted to be with another guy, from all people another boxer,” he tweeted.
“Lol moved up in the weight classes lol. Trust me I ain’t the jealous type. No need to send me pictures of the men your talking to disgusted.”
He went on: “Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce.”