Yup. We spent HOURS scrolling through her Instagram feed. But she's been making headlines for another reason too...
The internet appears to have become ever-so-slightly obsessed with Amir Khan’s wife, Faryal Makhdoom.
And one glance at her Instagram feed has us seeing why.
The 25-year-old model may have just become our new girl crush.
Not only does she know her way around a make-up brush (talk about goals), but Faryal also shares her fashion and beauty favourites with her 500,000 followers. We’re seeing some Kim Kardashian-level make-up vibes, and we’re liking it.
But there’s another reason why Amir Khan’s girl is making headlines, and it has everything to do with a bitter feud between herself and her in-laws, sparking a wider conversation around female empowerment and domestic bullying.
According to the Daily Mail, the British boxer’s wife claimed last week that, for the past three years, she has experienced ‘bullying’ at the hands of her in-laws. She also reportedly added that she was considered a ‘bad Muslim’ if she bared any skin.
Amir’s mother fiercely denied the allegations of ‘abuse’ during an interview with Geo News, but also criticised Faryal for wearing ‘un-Islamic clothes’, according to reports.
In response, Faryal took to Snapchat and posted a picture of their other son, Haroon Khan, lying on a bed without clothes, claiming he was drunk. She took the opportunity to point out ‘double standards’ surrounding the comments about her way of dressing.
She also wrote a message on Instagram about the ‘taboo subject’ of ‘ill treatment’ from in-laws, and the need to ‘make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.’
Amir has now stepped in, and issued a statement about the tension between his wife and his family.
In a note posted to social media, the gold medal winner wrote, ‘I apologise for the silly picture and message my wife Faryal put up. Here is me working my ass off helping the less fortunate with charity dinners and my family and wife are just destroying my good name. I didn’t want to get involved in this mess. There is NO reality television show.
‘My parents are my parents and my wife is my wife. Whatever misunderstanding has happened they should keep it private. This is getting to the point where they will lose a son and a husband.
‘Childish behaviour. Both parties need to stop this. I’ve had enough.’