Travis Barker becomes aware of past trauma and his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times published Sunday, the Blink-182 drummer opened up about his career, the 2008 plane crash that had a significant impact on his life, how he got together with Kardashian on the Hulu family show, and resurfaced comments about Kim Kardashian. and more.
Barker, 47, and Kourtney Kardashian, 44, had been close friends for a decade, he told the outlet, often working together since they both lived within minutes of each other. He said he was too reserved to make the first move, but when they drank tequila after she invited him to a movie night, he started to sense a vibe from her.
But he said he felt she should make the first move, thinking, “No, it’s up to you.”
Barker and the Poosh founder went Instagram official on Valentine’s Day 2021 before getting engaged in October 2021 and tying the knot in Italy in May 2022.
Barker has regularly appeared on the Kardashians’ reality show, including his proposal to Kourtney Kardashian, their struggles with IVF, and their three extravagant weddings, which Barker claims were filmed on iPhones and were not originally intended to the public.
Barker also commented on his appearance on the show and his and Kardashian’s approach to fame.
“Fame is not my identity. Nor Kourt’s,” he said in the interview. “She’s so different from her sisters.”
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Amid the ongoing feud between Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian, fans discovered passages from Barker’s 2016 memoir “Can I Say,” in which he talks about his attraction to Kim, 43.
They first met in 2006, when Barker was dating Paris Hilton, he writes. Kim worked as a wardrobe organizer at Hilton, and even though he was with Hilton, he “kept secretly checking on Kim,” telling a friend at the time, “I don’t care if she’s the one closet girl” and calling her “hot.” “.
Barker has maintained that nothing physical happened between him and Kim, but his ex-wife Shanna Moakler disputes this. In the interview, he denied that Kourtney Kardashian was upset about the relationship.
“It’s like, ‘Kourtney fans are worried about Travis. He’s a womanizer.’ Stop it. I obviously shared all of that because I wanted to move beyond that. It was therapeutic for me,” Barker told the LA Times. “That’s her sister. She knows we were talking before. You give people a little bit of information and they think they’ve solved the mystery of ‘this is why they’re fighting.'” It’s so ridiculous .”
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Kourtney Kardashian helped Travis Barker overcome the trauma of the theft
Barker survived a plane crash in 2008 that left four people dead and 65 percent of his body with third-degree burns. He then avoided flying for 13 years, until a trip with Kourtney Kardashian.
“With you, anything is possible,” he captioned an Instagram photo of him holding her in front of a jet in August 2021.
Barker survived the plane crash with his DJ, the late DJ AM. Two of their friends and two pilots died in the accident.
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After jumping into a jet wing, Barker’s body was engulfed in fuel and caught fire. He underwent 26 surgeries and skin grafts over the next three months in hospital.
The traumatic experience also affected his children, he shared. But Barker said they finally began to overcome the trauma and anxiety surrounding the theft with Kardashian’s help.
“I think the power of love really helped me,” he said. “Kourt made me fly, my kids fly now. She healed us.”