Travis Barker is a talented musician, but like most celebrities his personal life commands more attention than his career. The 45-year-old tattooed rocker’s love life has been the talk of the tabloids for years. The Blink-182 drummer’s second marriage to actress Shanna Moakler was brief and produced two children. Although the couple’s been divorced for 13 years, the exes remain in the news. Moakler has been very critical about Barker and his new girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian.
Barker and Kardashian went public with their relationship earlier this year. The couple isn’t shy about expressing their love for each other. Barker shares photos and sweet sentiments about his lady love to his 4.3 million Instagram followers.
Crazy In Love
Travis and Kourtney have known each other for years. The pair was first introduced back in 2006 through Kourtney’s sister Kim Kardashian and Barker’s friend Paris Hilton. Kourtney and Travis struck up a friendship, but it wasn’t until years later when it would turn romantic. Since going public in February of this year, the couple can’t stop showing their affection for each other.
Aside from being caught sharing PDAs, the two have shared secrets about what happens in their bedroom. Back in April, Barker made an Instagram post with the caption, “All day I dream about sex w/you,” and fans automatically knew who he was referring to. Although, Barker and Kourtney push the boundaries with the TMI stuff, the couple is dedicated to their relationship. To prove his love, Barker had Kourtney’s name tattooed on his chest.
Although, many people are critical of Travis and Kourtney’s relationship, the pair do have their supporters. Their biggest supporters are their kids. In fact, Barker and Kourtney’s children played a role helping the pair kickstart their romance. The kids are friends with each other, so Travis and Kourtney spent a lot of time together during their children’s playdates. After seeing what a great dad Barker was, Kourtney decided he was type of man she was looking for.
Barker’s 17-year-old son Landon, and his 15-year-old daughter Alabama think the world of Kourtney. The teens often comment on the couple’s Instagram pictures by saying they’re the definition of true love. Landon also praised Kourtney’s tattooing skills, when the eldest Kardashian sister helped ink up her new beau.
What Does Kourtney’s Mom Think?
Travis and Kourtney have the support of his family, but what does her family thank of him? Well, Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner opened up about her daughter’s new boyfriend. During an interview with “On-Air With Ryan Seacrest,” discussion began about Travis and Kourtney’s relationship. “Isn’t it great?” the momager asked before adding, “I know it’s the best.”
To fans it shouldn’t come as no surprise that Barker has Jenner’s approval. Barker has had plenty of time to win over his girlfriend’s mother. In April, Barker was invited along on a family vacation to Palm Springs during Easter weekend, where he played a round of golf with the group.
Although, Jenner has given the couple her approval, she admits some of the stuff they share on social media is weird. In one of Kourtney’s latest Instagram stories, she posted a picture of a vial of Barker’s blood. Even Jenner was confused by it, “I don’t know what that means. I’ve got to have a little chat with Ms. Kourtney and find out what’s going on.”
A Future Together?
Both Travis and Kourtney’s families have given their approval to the couple. The pair’s relationship continues to heat up and reports are circulating about them taking the next step. Although, no engagement announcement has been made, it’s something the couple’s talked about.
However, it’s unlikely wedding bells will be ringing anytime soon. The couple has talked about the possibility of marriage, but Kourtney isn’t in any rush. Right now, the couple is happy with the way things are and enjoying every moment together.