Generally the most effective romances begin off as friendships! Whereas Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s new relationship might come as a shock to many, the pair have identified one another for years.
After Barker spent time with Kardashian at her mother Kris Jenner’s Palm Springs, California, house in January 2021, Us Weekly confirmed that the pair had been relationship. “Kourtney and Travis are formally a pair,” the insider instructed Us. “They've been shut mates for years and have been dating for a couple months. Travis could be very smitten with Kourtney and has been for some time.”
Shortly earlier than the relationship information broke, the Blink-182 drummer left a number of flirty feedback on the Poosh founder’s Instagram posts. As she shared a steamy selfie from her closet, Barker commented with a rose emoji. He dropped a mermaid emoji beneath a pic of her strolling into the ocean. He additionally wrote, “You’re So Cool,” after she shared screenshots of the 1993 movie True Romance. (The rocker has beforehand acknowledged that True Romance is his favourite film, and he even named his daughter after Patricia Arquette’s character, Alabama.)
Kardashian and Barker’s bond goes approach again. The duo, who dwell in the identical Calabasas, California, gated group, have been noticed out collectively on quite a few events together with in 2018 after they grabbed dinner and later attended night church service. The musician has made appearances on her household’s long-running present, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, alongside his ex-wife Shanna Moakler.
Barker as soon as gushed to Us solely about how he was attracted to the mother of three’s sister Kim Kardashian when she was nonetheless Paris Hilton’s assistant. “How might you not stare at Kim? Thoughts you, I loved hanging out with Paris, however I really like curvy ladies,” he defined in October 2015. “Kim was eye sweet. I used to be no approach disrespectful to Paris, however I couldn’t maintain my eyes off Kim!”
For the reason that pair each dwell in Calabasas, they'd casually get collectively generally. “We might exit to eat, simply hang around,” he mentioned, noting that he “had a crush on her and we had been flirtatious, however nothing ever occurred.”
The previous Sprint proprietor shares kids Mason, Penelope and Reign with ex Scott Disick. The pair cast a friendship after ending their rocky on-and-off romance in 2015 after 9 years. Whereas Disick went on so far Sofia Richie for almost three years before moving on with Amelia Gray Hamlin in late 2020, Kourtney was previously linked to Younes Bendjima and Luka Sabbat.
The Meet the Barkers alum, for his half, was married to Moakler from 2004 to 2008. The exes share daughter Alabama and son Landon. Barker, who briefly dated Rita Ora in 2015, was additionally married to Melissa Kennedy for 9 months earlier than submitting for divorce in 2002.
Scroll right down to see Kourtney and Barker’s relationship timeline.