Faryal Makhdoom tried to backtrack on her astonishing love-split Twitter feud with Amir Khan by deleting her tweets and claiming she had been hacked so the couple could stay together for their sake of their daughter, a source close to the family has said.
Last night the pair fought a remarkable war of words in front of millions as champion boxer Khan announced their break-up and accused his wife of cheating with heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua.
Makhdoom later claimed her account had been hacked and deleted all of her tweets from the row.
A friend today said Makhdoom contacted Khan in Dubai and her parents got in touch with his family in Bolton to offer an olive branch and say it was in the pair’s best interests to stay together for the sake of their daughter Lamaisah, two.
But Khan foiled her plan by uploading a snapchat video from Dubai saying their split was real and no-one had been hacked.
The source told MailOnline Makhdoom came up with the idea that both should announce that their twitter accounts have been hacked and tell the media as a ‘way out’.
He added Makhdoom had briefed two publications in UK and one English paper in Pakistan about the ‘hacked’ account as part of her plan to win Khan back.
But Khan refused to play her game. The source said: ‘Amir stood his ground and told her that it was over and that he had mentally decided to move on from her and that he was unable to take it anymore.
‘He hung up on her and when she texted again with threatening messages, he released video message to put an end to it all.’
Makhdoom allegedly told Khan that they were not officially divorced because he had not said the Talaak (Arabic for divorce) to her three times as tradition requires. Khan then texted her ‘talaak, talaak, talaak’, said the source.
Khan, who is worth £23million, struck the first blow yesterday afternoon by announcing their divorce – then claiming his American model wife was having an affair with heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
The 30-year-old said: ‘Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger.’
But Makhdoom hit back minutes later, claiming her husband left his family because they had ‘robbed’ him and telling him to ‘stop making false things up’.
Branding him a ’30-year-old baby’, she went on to accuse him of sleeping with prostitutes and being a bad role model.