Who was Travis Barker married to years before he met Kourtney Kardashian?


The Kardashian-Jenner family is back with their all-new Hulu reality series, The Kardashians. They announced in 2020 their long-running reality series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK) was coming to an end and in early 2021, Kardashian fans were thrilled to hear the sisters (and Kris Jenner) return with a totally different new show, aptly titled The Kardashians.

For those who were sad to see KUTWK come on, you shouldn’t be. If anything, Hulu’s reality series shows the famous family in ways we’ve never seen them before in Kim’s SNL performance, Khloe’s struggle with anxiety, Kylie’s pregnancy , Kendall’s business ventures, and Kourtney’s blossoming romance with Travis Barker (plus all the side drama with her ex, Scott Disick).

Fans will also be delighted to see Travis and Kourtney’s relationship blossom beautifully on screen and nothing is off limits, including Travis’ adorable proposal and their plans to have a baby together.

Barker, who is best known as the drummer for Blink-182, like Kourtney, has kids from a previous relationship, but who was he married to before he met Kourtney Kardashian? Newsweek has everything you need to know.

Who was Travis Barker married to before meeting Kourtney Kardashian?

Travis Barker, 49, has been married twice. He is also known for publicly dating singer Rita Ora for several months and Paris Hilton and Tara Conner in 2006.

His first marriage was to Melissa Kennedy. They got married in September 2001 but unfortunately the marriage was short lived. He filed for divorce in August 2002, details People.

Since their split nearly two decades ago, Kennedy has kept her head out of the spotlight and very little is known about her. However, Blink-182 fans may have spotted her in the group’s documentaries, The chronicles of the urethra and The Urethral Chronicles II in 1999 and 2002 respectively.

Barker’s second marriage was to former Miss USA, Shanna Moakler.

They married on October 30, 2004, holding a The Nightmare Before Christmas themed ceremony, inspired by the Tim Burton film of the same name.
Barker and Moakler had two children together: son Landon Asher in October 2003 and daughter, Alabama Luella, born December 2005. Barker also enjoys a close relationship with stepdaughter Atiana Cecilia De La Hoya, born March 1999. Cecilia De La Hoya’s father is boxer Oscar De La Hoya, Moakler’s ex-fiancé.

Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker were married from 2004 to 2008.
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Together, Barker and Moakler starred in their own MTV reality series, which aired from 2005 to 2006.

Barker and Moakler remained together until Barker filed for divorce in August 2006.

They rekindled their romance in 2007 but unfortunately it didn’t last. On February 11, 2008, their divorce was finalized, reported People.

Years later, in December 2014, police were called to Barker and Moakler’s shared Los Angeles home following allegations that they had threatened each other, TMZ reported. They were both reportedly taken to the police station but released without charge.

Since June 2016, Moakler and Barker have co-parented their two children.

barker said People in 2016: “The best interest of the children is what we all have in mind – there is nothing else. Our relationship goes back so long. We are just friends. Doing the best co-parenting is the thing the most important.

“I bought a house very close to my children’s school, so when she is with the children, she is there; when I am with the children, I am there. There is no way to make them back and forth between different houses.”

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian

As heard in The Kardashians, Kourtney Kardashian and Barker had been friends for years, and finally, after years of her friends encouraging her to try her luck with Barker, Kourtney was open to the idea.

Kourtney shared with the cameras that in 2020 she went to his house and watched a movie and the rest is history.

They made their relationship official in January 2021 and have been inseparable ever since. They were also photographed numerous times with Barker’s close friend, Machine Gun Kelly, and his future wife, actress Megan Fox.

In October 2021, Barker proposed to Kourtney Kardashian on a beach in Montecito surrounded by roses. Of course, she said yes!

The Kardashians will premiere on Hulu on Thursday, April 14.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker attend the 94th Annual Hollywood & Highland Academy Awards on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images


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