Faryal Makhdoom has reportedly sparked a family feud with husband Amir Khan’s kin — and it all started with a nude photo posted online back in April.
The famous British boxer is in the middle of a high-profile spat with his family that started a few weeks ago, and a recent report suggests that it dates back to April when Makhdoom posted a picture to her Instagram account that reportedly showed her naked (though not exposed in the picture itself).
“In the picture, she asked her followers what they thought of her new hair color, a silvery-grey tone – but it also looked like she was naked in the close-up shot,” the Mirror noted.
A friend of the boxing champion said the picture sparked an immediate row within Khan’s family, leading his father to declare Faryal as “very evil.”
“It caused a big fight in the family,” a source told the Daily Mail. “Faryal was accused of spreading ‘nude’ pics on social media.”
The tensions led Faryal to go public this week, claiming in an interview on This Morning that the family was abusive both emotionally and verbally.
But Shah Khan, Amir’s father, still blames Faryal.
“She is trying to come between us, she is trying to break up the very close relationship we have with Amir. She is a very evil woman,” he said (via the Mirror). “I have given and taken with her. We all have. All she wants is the limelight.”
This led to rumors that Amir Khan and his wife could he headed toward divorce.
If Faryal Makhdoom is actually nude in the Instagram photo — and that is not at all clear from the cropped shot she posted — it would be out of the ordinary compared to her other shots. Faryal appears to be moderately dressed in all of her other social media photos, with few showing any skin at all.
There could be something more to the family drama for Amir Khan, the Sun speculated. Some sources close to the family claim that it may all be contrived in a Kim Kardashian type ploy to lead into a reality show.
“Just got off the phone with my cousin (whose sister in law in haroon khan’s wife) and he said faryal pulled a publicity stunt… lol nice,” said one person, who claimed to be party of the family.
That now appears to be a growing sentiment among betting outfits, the report added.
“Sun Bets are putting the clan at 5-1 to launch a Keeping Up with the Kardashians-style reality show in 2017,” the Sun noted.
But even officials at Sun Bets note that it’s unlikely Faryal Makhdoom’s nude photo — and the family feud that followed — would really lead to a reality television show.
“With Amir Khan having his eyes firmly set on a box office showdown with Kell Brook in 2017, it would be a huge surprise to see him jeopardize this fight by appearing on a relativity TV show,” a spokesman told the Sun. “His wife on the other hand seems to like the drama and limelight so it wouldn’t be a shock to see her appearing in the Jungle or on Strictly.”
A photo posted by Faryal Makhdoom Khan (@faryalmakhdoom) on
Though it was allegedly Faryal Makhdoom’s nude photo that started the family feud and the rumors of divorce with Amir Khan, it may be another Instagram photo from the 24-year-old model that ends it. This week she posted a shot with her husband and the caption, “Till death do us part” along with heart emojis.
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