Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom said in a recent interview that she has stuck by her husband through the “lowest point” in his life and watched everyone around him disappear.
Speaking at the BT Sports Awards, Faryal insisted their marriage is stronger than ever following her public rift with his parents.
She said: “I think after everything Amir has been through I’m the only one still standing here – no one else is. I don’t see some of his friends, I don’t see some of his family members.
“So all the people who said his wife’s not going to be around and his wife is after his money you know what I’m still here at the lowest point of my husbands life.
“So that makes him realise that she is the one and all the negativity and stuff Amir gets you know what at the end of the day he comes home to me.”
Faryal also talked about her decision to go public after a spat between her and her in-laws which saw them accuse her of being ‘very evil’.
She said: “You know what I think it was something that should have never come out to begin with. I’m a very private person when it comes to family.
“I’m not private about my life – mine and Amir’s lives are out there. I like to share what I want to share.
“It is hard because sometimes you can’t go back and erase your mistakes. But I felt like it had to be out because I never felt like it could have gotten better. Sometimes it does upset me but that’s life.”
Amir continued: “It has been difficult but obviously it has made us stronger as a couple. I love my wife and I love my family as well but sometimes you know you have to step back and think about the situation.
“Obviously it was a little bit difficult for me because I’ve always been a good son to my parents and everything – it was a tough situation to be in. I love my wife and everything she has always been there for me.
“I think the best way for this to work is both parties sit down and hopefully sit down and settle things and speak things out. My wife is happy to do that, it’s all just petty stuff really. It was small stuff that just got big.”
Faryal also briefly spoke on a possible TV show offer, she revealed: “I have been offered a lot I can’t really mention which shows as I did in the past and got in trouble. But yeah I might take the opportunity when I can.
“I would like to do Big Brother one day – maybe not yet as I’m a little girl. But maybe one day.