Sometimes the best love stories start as friendships! While Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s new relationship may surprise many, the two have known each other for years.
After Barker spent time with Kardashian at his mother Kris Jenner’s home in Palm Springs, California in January 2021, Us Weekly confirmed that the two were dating. “Kourtney and Travis are officially a couple,” the insider told us. “They have been close friends for years and have been dating for a couple of months. Travis is very impressed with Kourtney and has been for a while ”.
Shortly before news of the dating was leaked, the Blink-182 drummer left several provocative comments on the Poosh founder’s Instagram posts. While sharing a hot selfie from his closet, Barker commented with a pink emoji. He dropped a mermaid emoji under a photo of her walking in the ocean. He also wrote “You’re So Cool,” after sharing screenshots from the 1993 film True Romance. (The rocker previously claimed True Romance is his favorite film and even named his daughter in honor of Patricia Arquette’s character. , Alabama.)
The bond between Kardashian and Barker goes back a long time. The two, who live in the same gated community in Calabasas, California, have been spotted together on numerous occasions, including in 2018 when they dined and then attended the evening church service. The musician made appearances on her family’s long-running show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, alongside his ex-wife Shanna Moakler.
Barker once spoke to us exclusively about how he was attracted to the mother of sister-of-three Kim Kardashian when she was still Paris Hilton’s assistant. “How could you not stare at Kim? Mind you, I enjoyed dating Paris, but I love curvy girls, ”he explained in October 2015.“ Kim was a feast for the eyes. I didn’t disrespect in Paris, but I couldn’t take my eyes off Kim!
Since the two both live in Calabasas, they sometimes met casually. “We went out to eat, we just went out,” he said, noting that “he had a crush on her and we were flirtatious, but nothing ever happened.”
Dash’s former owner shares children Mason, Penelope and Reign with ex Scott Disick. The couple formed a friendship after ending their rocky romance in 2015 after nine years. While Disick dated Sofia Richie for nearly three years before going with Amelia Gray Hamlin in late 2020, Kourtney was previously linked to Younes Bendjima and Luka Sabbat.
The Meet the Barkers alum, for his part, was married to Moakler from 2004 to 2008. The exes share daughter Alabama and son Landon. Barker briefly dated Rita Ora in 2015.
Scroll down to see the timeline of the relationship between Kourtney and Barker: