Amir Khan has denied claims that his account was hacked after he and wife Faryal Makhdoom launched into a sensational Twitter spat, each accusing the other of cheating, after he announced their break-up this afternoon.
The British boxer told followers he and wife Makhdoom had decided to go their separate ways after four years of marriage but after a stream of mud-slinging tweets, as he claimed she was sleeping with heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, Makhdoom claimed they had both been hacked.
But in a calm and collected Snapchat video this evening, Khan, 30, confirmed everything was true, and they would divorcing.
Khan’s family had waded into the debacle, launching another attack on the model, calling her ‘selfish’ and even claiming she drove him into depression.
A Khan family source told MailOnline: ‘Amir and Faryal have split up. It’s over. There have been problems in the relationship for a long time and they were headed for a separation. It’s the best outcome.
Another Khan family source told MailOnline: ‘Faryal is evil. She took control of Amir and drove him to the extent where he has suffered depression.
‘Amir was almost held hostage by in-laws and was given ‘either with us or against us’ situation to decide between his family and in laws.
‘That’s tragic. It was clear from very early on that Faryal is interested in Amir’s money and fame and we told Amir so that she’s a bad choice.
‘We all make mistakes. It’s good Amir has reached to the conclusive fact that she’s a cheater, selfish and greedy. This was bound to happen.’