Before announcing her pregnancy to the world, Faryal Makhdoom and her boxer husband, Amir Khan, were involved in an ugly war of words and split for a short while. So much so that the British star's family got involved in the bitter feud and branded his pregnant wife "evil". But all that drama is a thing of the past now.
After remaining cut off from his wife, family and the rest of the world for close to a month, the 31-year-old boxer had an emotional reunion with his father Shah Khan on the sets of I'm A Celeb. And to remember the moment, the Bolton-born posted a heartwarming snap, hugging his father, on Instagram.
Khan was the seventh person to be voted out of the popular ITV show, after his much-talked about stint in the jungle that made headlines for one controversy after another. His antics amused many of his fans and at the same time, a large number of viewers were disappointed to see his treatment of fellow campmate Iain Lee.
"I was very shocked – it's not like Amir," said the boxer's father, responding to his infamous strawberry gate scandal during his time on the show. "Look what happened when he had a meal ticket, he gave it away to Stanley. And when he had a Snickers he gave half to Kez. It's the last thing I would have expected him to do," Shah said of his son following the reunion.
But it's not just the boxer and the father who are mending relationships and coming back together. Following an ugly spat with Khan's pregnant wife – and even blaming her for creating a rift in the family and branding her evil – the boxer's father has recently assured that things have changed and the family is back to spending time together.
"Like every family we have ups and downs, if someone says there isn't I think they're lying. You've got to work and through it and try to iron everything out and move on," Shah told The Sun, shortly after Khan and Makhdoom's reunion, and the news about the latter's pregnancy.
Even the American-Pakistani model made some clarifications on the recent feud. "We all do stupid things in life. I think people read things and you don't mean it like that," she said before gushing about the father-to-be. "He's a good, good guy and I'm glad he's on TV so people can see the real side of him. Sometimes people judge you without knowing you," Makhdoom added.
The couple is parents to a two-year-old daughter, Lamaisah, and are awaiting their second child.