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Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker’s Love Story

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Will Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker be THE defining couple of the ’20s?

Sure, they’re still a relatively new couple, but they’ve come on STRONG, with a whirlwind romance defined by steamy PDA, tribute tattoos, and declarations of love. And because this is the KarJenner family we’re talking about, there’s plenty of drama involved, too — the perfect recipe for an era-defining couple.

Keep scrolling for a complete history of the Kravis relationship:


Travis has been a close family friend of the KarJenners for years now. For a while, he and Kourt were just neighbors who lived on the same block in Calabasas. But fans identified their chemistry in an old clip from Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

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That being said, the Poosh founder wasn’t the first Kardashian to catch the drummer’s eye. In 2015, he confessed to having a crush on Kim Kardashian back in the day:

“I had a crush on her and we were flirtatious but nothing ever happened. I don’t know! She was so kind and polite, I just felt like being a perfect gentleman around her. It was a trip!”

According to his ex Shanna Moakler, though, it wasn’t accurate to say “nothing ever happened” between the pair. She claimed that Travis’ affair with Kim actually ended their marriage back in 2008. But more on that later…

Romance Rumors & Social Media Flirting

Rumors first started to swirl that the musician and the reality star had taken their relationship from platonic to romantic based on some subtle but eyebrow-raising Instagram activity.

In January 2021, Travis began sending her digital flowers (commenting rose and tulip emojis on her posts). Then, they both posted similar pics of the same poolside view — which turned out to be Kris Jenner’s place in Palm Springs (above).

Sources confirmed that the pair had indeed been dating since December, but were keeping it “low key.” And that may have been true, until…

Instagram Official

Things started to heat up in February when the couple were spotted out on a cute dinner date. They spent a romantic Valentine’s Day together before finally going IG official with a sweet hand-holding pic (below).

This is around the time Shanna Moakler started throwing shade Kourt’s way. And despite being with Amelia Hamlin, Scott Disick was making romantic overtures to his baby momma on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But while the 42-year-old was reportedly shocked that a romance had blossomed between them, she was also super happy. That month, the drummer shared a love note from his new sweetie that read:

“To lots of fun adventures. May we destroy each other completely. Love, Kourtney.”

Travis later gushed about the note to Drew Barrymore, joking that he’d like to “go out in a blaze of glory.” But he also shared that they worked because of what a great mom Kourtney is, saying the relationship was more “mature.”

The PDA Era

Things started to get even hotter and heavier from there — not only were the new couple “in lust” with each other, they were also reportedly already using the other L-word. The musician began collecting Kourtney-related tattoos (including one of her name, and one drawn by the reality star herself), and showering her with lavish gifts. They also began sharing a LOT of PDA, heavy on the “P.”

Travis’ birthday tribute to his lady included a raunchy finger-sucking video; a desert vacay got even hotter with some touchy-feely IGs; and so far, they’ve never shied away from posting a makeout sesh, even at work.

Drama With Shanna

Travis’s ex started throwing shade at Kourtney early in the relationship, but the more serious things got, the worse it seemed to get between the co-parents. Kim denied ever having hooked up with the drummer (and whatever happened supposedly wasn’t a dealbreaker for Kourt anyway), but that didn’t stop Shanna from accusing the entire Kardashian clan of “destroying” her family.

It didn’t help that while the ex-couple’s kids, Alabama and Landon Barker, were accusing Shanna of being an absent mother, they were steadily bonding with Kourtney. The Barker children (and Travis’s stepdaughter, Atiana De La Hoya) joined the pair on a number of excursions, and even commented their approval on those PDA posts: underneath one make out, Alabama called them her “favorite couple,” while Landon labeled them “true love.”

BTW, Scott Disick allegedly wasn’t handling the relationship that well either. After the Keeping Up With The Kardashians crew failed at pushing a Scott/Kourtney endgame, the father of three was said to be distancing himself from his ex amidst her new relationship. And though he claimed on the KUWTK reunion special that he supported whatever made her happy, he probably wasn’t too happy to hear how serious the romance was getting…

Engagement Incoming?

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Amidst all the drama, a new narrative emerged: a Travis/Kourtney engagement. A source for Entertainment Tonight claimed in June:

“They could also definitely see themselves ending up together one day and it’s really whatever makes Kourtney happy. … Building a future together in a more permanent respect could likely happen.”

While another insider for Us Weekly said:

“An engagement could be right around the corner for Kourtney and Travis. The engagement would be very over the top since Travis loves impressing her. I wouldn’t be surprised if it took place at their favorite place in the world, Disneyland, in front of the kids and family.”

He did take her to Disneyland eventually, but after he’d already asked one very important question…

Popped The Question!

The rumors were true! It was October 17 when it finally happened — Travis dropped down on one knee and asked to spend the rest of his life with Kourt! And she said yes! The romantic milestone took place on the beach at the Rosewood Miramar in Santa Barbara. Shortly after getting engaged, Kourtney took to Instagram to gush about spending “forever” with the rockstar.


Such a romantic setting!

Trav was also super “hands-on” while working with celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz to design his soon-to-be wifey’s bling. She told People:

“I worked on it with Travis and he was a really big part of it. He was really hands-on in the whole making of it. It’s gorgeous and they’re happy.”

Should we expect that same kind of enthusiasm for the wedding??

Wedding Planning

Just one month later, Barker was already daydreaming about walking down the aisle to officially tie the knot. In November, the mom of three posted a series of photos of the couple looking fine AF while at friends’ Simon Huck and Phil Riportella’s wedding reception. The 46-year-old commented:

“Our turn next.”

Just like the lovers’ engagement, fans think an extravagant wedding could be coming sooner than expected! Like right around the corner soon!!! An insider dished to Us in February 2022:

“It’s going to be some time this year and could even be as soon as this spring. They’re so ready to be husband and wife. They couldn’t be more in love.”

The Kourtney And Kim Take New York alum is hoping to keep any deets about the big day top secret! She wants her friends to be completely surprised when they walk into the event and see the spectacle for themselves.

“[Kourtney] doesn’t want any details of her wedding getting out as she wants it to be a surprise to guests. It’s going to be a fairy tale wedding for sure, though.”

Tied The Knot?

In March, wedding speculation skyrocketed when Kourtney seemingly dropped a bunch of hints that maybe she had secretly tied the knot. The most notable clue came when she sat down for a fun Bustle video in which she was left to occupy herself without her phone. In the vid, she wrote her full name “Kourtney Mary Kardashian Barker” on a notepad (below).

Fans Think Kourtney Kardashian Secretly Married Travis Barker Due To THESE Hints!
(c) Bustle/YouTube

But perhaps even more note-worthy was the fact that her friend and pastor Chad Veach was spotted at Rosewood Miramar Beach, where the couple got engaged, just around the time a source told gossip site DeuxMoi that an A-list couple was getting married, saying:

“This A-list extremely good-looking couple is tying the knot in an intimate (family only) ceremony on 2-22-22.”

“Expect a larger celebration with an expanded guest list later this year, most likely abroad.”

Umm, we already know the KarJenners love an angel number! Could it have been them?!

Baby Blabber!

Kourtney Kardashian Baby Travis Barker IVF Menopause
Kravis attending a doctor’s appointment together. / (c) Hulu/YouTube

Wedding bells or not, Kourtney and Travis began their journey to get pregnant after months of sources insisting that they want to grow their family with another bundle of joy. A trailer for The Kardashians released in mid-March revealed that the duo had already begun IVF treatment!

Sadly, things seemed to hit a road bump because, in a separate clip, the Poosh founder told her mom Kris Jenner that she had gone “into menopause” because of medicine her doctor had prescribed her for the process. Frustrating! We should note, though, that this is something that has been highly debated by medical professionals, with many studies claiming that medicine can’t cause menopause. While on the early side, Kourtney is at the age (42) when menopause kicks in for women – typically in the 40s to 50s. Nevertheless, she continues to express a desire to welcome another child into her family.

Because of this unexpected setback, she was finding it upsetting to see pregnancy rumors hit the internet, telling Kris:

“Every single person on social media is always like ‘Kourtney’s pregnant, Kourtney’s pregnant, Kourtney’s gained so much weight.’ It’s so rude to comment on people when you have no idea what they’re actually going through.”

As they keep going on this journey, they’ve got the full support of their families, a source told ET in February:

“Their families are both supportive of it too and just want them to be happy.”

So important, especially with the challenges of IVF.

Fingers crossed it all works out!

Their Happily Ever After

Moving forward, the swoon-worthy pair are expected to take “center stage” in the KarJenners brand new Hulu series, The Kardashians! Interestingly, Scott will be taking a back seat from his time in the spotlight and will notably “rarely appear on camera.” But someone special is ready to take his place!

Travis is back in the hot seat, making his return to reality TV! 17 years after Meet The Barkers premiered, the 46-year-old is set to star alongside his GF in her family’s new series beginning in April, a confidant told The Sun:

“Kourtney and Travis have been filming a lot for the new show, and their relationship will take center stage now that they’re planning the wedding. They’re clearly very in love but it seems Travis is also fully on board with making the most of what comes with dating a Kardashian, it can hardly hurt his career. They have filmed together, with the family, and on his own at a studio.”

Kourt was even spotted looking cute as can be trying her hand at drumming!

This romance just continues to flourish! It’s incredible to see how much their love has evolved in such a short time, there’s no saying what’s to come in the future!

What do YOU think, Perezcious readers? Do you think these two are the couple of the ’20s?? Let us know your thoughts on this fast and furious romance (below)!

[Image via MEGA/WENN & Kourtney Kardashian/Travis Barker/Instagram]

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