Bolton boxer Amir Khan and pregnant wife Faryal Makhdoom have confirmed they are back together after a very public break-up.
The boxing champion has said they have “sorted out all the issues” as he confirmed on social media that they are reuniting and apparently giving their marriage another chance as they prepare for the arrival of their second child together.
Amir shared a sweet photograph of the couple embracing on Saturday afternoon with the caption: “With my 4 month pregnant wife, after sorting out all the issues. Closing the year with a happy ending.”
He ended the tweet with a prayer emoji.
The adorable picture shows the couple snuggling up on a sofa, with pregnant Faryal wearing festive woolly leggings and leaning in to her husband who is dressed casually in tracksuit bottoms.
The reconciliation follows weeks of explosive drama played out in a very public manner on their social media channels.
Fans had been speculating that a reunion was likely earlier this week when Faryal had posted on her Instagram page a sweet throwback photo of her with Amir and their daughter Lamaisah saying: “We’re going to be doing this all over again #parentslove #5monthstogo.”
The reunion comes in stark contrast to bitter accusations and eventual break-up which was played out over Twitter.
In September Amir had appeared to confirm that he would be seeking a divorce , saying: “Unfortunately it didn’t work out between Me and Faryal and we are still going ahead with the divorce. We are in good talking terms.
“We have to think about our daughter Lamaisah who I will always be there for. I wish Faryal all the very best for the future.”
But Faryal’s last comments had been in a lengthy statement posted on Twitter, when she spoke of hopes for a reconciliation. She said at the time: “As you know, the past three months have been really tough on me and my marriage.
“Matters haven’t been helped by the fact that my husband has been out of the ring for quite some time... it’s been very stressful for us as a couple, and a family.
“I now recognise that all this infighting between me and my in laws has had a terrible effect on my husband and I... and for that I would like to sincerely apologise.
“My mother and father in law are the elders of our family and as such deserve love and respect just as my own parents do. I’ve said things in the past out of anger... I didn’t really mean and regret now.
My daughter and unborn child do not deserve a broken home. That is why I have decided that it is time to put our differences behind us, and start afresh.
“All families go through hard times. It is unfortunate for us that our difficulties were played out so publicly. I also apologise for my part in that.
“We all make mistakes; we are only human after all.”