Screenshot of This Morning interview

British boxer Amir Khan and his model wife Faryal Makhdoom have guested on ITV’s This Morning in order to address the recent sex tape leak that proved Amir Khan’s once alleged cheating. Showing a united front, the couple, who have been embroiled in a nasty and very public family feud, insisted they were doing just fine as a  couple and that they cite revenge as the reason for the leak.

Faryal, 25, explains, “I really do believe it happened because of what’s being going on in the media lately, so I feel like someone’s done it out of revenge. Someone close to us.”

Amir then chimes in, “There’s a lot of stuff going on with the family. I think whoever did it probably thought this was the best time to do it and [they] just want to put us down really…

“I’m not saying it’s a family member or anyone- I mean, I wish I knew who it was- but it obviously it had to happen around this time – for a reason- when things are going in the Khan family.” However he maintains, “But I’m not pointing any fingers.”


A Series of Unfortunate Events

Faryal had previously been interviewed by the media back in December regarding the family war circulating around her and her in-laws. The American model posted a host of revealing snapchat messages which told of verbal and physical abuse from her sister-in-law and controlling behaviour from Amir’s parents.

Things escalated when Amir’s parents gave their own interview, denouncing any wrongdoing. Amir’s father even called Faryal ‘very evil.’ Perhaps the most inciting moment before the sex tape leak was when Faryal retaliated yet further, by posting a naked picture of Haroon Khan, Amir’s brother, and pointing out the hypocrisy of the Khan’s letting their ‘blood’ relatives run wild while she is made to wear a ‘dupatta.’

The X-rated video of Amir however is a huge blow, with a source telling the Sun, “This is a mortifying moment for Amir. He’s a Muslim boxer and his personal life is under the microscope right now, so the timing couldn’t be worse. There had been rumours about these videos for years but now anyone who wants to view them on the internet for free can do so.”


Does Divorce Hang in the Balance?

Despite the cheating now being brought out in the open, for everyone to see, Faryal insists the couple are doing just fine. She told This Morning, “We are here today to show everyone that all those divorce rumours and what’s being said in the media is not true. We’re not coming to cause problems, it’s really just to show how our marriage is completely fine and we’re doing quite well.”

On being caught in the middle of the crossfires, Amir added, “It makes it very hard for me. I’m right in the middle of it, I just want things back to normal again. Obviously I love my wife, I love my family and I’m right in the middle of it, but hopefully things do get sorted out.”


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