Amir Khan announces birth of second child with wife Faryal Makhdoom

Boxer Amir Khan has announced the birth of his second child with wife Faryal Makhdoom.

The sportsman and I’m a Celeb star took to Instagram to share the lovely baby news with fans, as he shared a picture of his newborn baby.

Announcing that the couple welcomed another baby girl, he also revealed the baby name they picked for her – Alayna, which according to Babycentre has Gaelic roots and means ‘beautiful’.

Alongside the snap, where the baby girl is seen dressed up in a cute hat and matching babygrow, he wrote: ‘Welcome to the world. With my and @faryalmakhdoom new born, Weighing 8lbs 3oz ALAYNA KHAN. 👶’.

Until the birth announcement, the couple hadn’t revealed if they were going to welcome baby girl or a baby boy, as they decided to keep the gender of their second child a secret.

Fans of the 31-year-old were quick to post on the comments section to send their well-wishes to the couple, with one saying: ‘Congratulations- beautiful 🌸🌸’.

Another wrote: ‘Congrats cute baby’, while a third added: ‘Congratulations to you all 💖💖’.

Faryal announced she was expecting their second baby last year, just after she and Amir briefly split.

The couple’s love story goes back to 2012, when they met in New York through a mutual friend.

It wasn’t long until they decided to make things official and tied the knot in 2013. A year after, the couple welcomed their first child, three-year-old Lamaisah, in 2014.

Before becoming a dad for the second time, Amir opened up about what fatherhood means to him.

‘We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, but being a father definitely makes you realise you’ve got commitments in life. I think it’s going to change and motivate me again to work hard in my sport’, he told The Sun newspaper.

‘My family is cool now. I had a lot of falling outs with them and now we all get on so good and we’ve all put everything behind us.’

Congratulations to the lovely family!