From a Dreamy Wedding to a Surprise Pregnancy: Kourtney & Travis' Love Story


| LAST UPDATE 09/07/2023

By Riley Hammond

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker just announced that they're expecting! From their romantic Italian wedding to the surprising pregnancy announcement, here's every juicy moment of their love story.

Old Friends to New Flames

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's relationship proves that old friends can become new flames. Despite raising eyebrows a few times along the way, the couple's long-standing connection is no secret.

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In fact, the two have known each other for a lot longer than the time they've been dating. The Kardashian empire might even owe more than just a little gratitude to this punk rock drummer. Before Kim Kardashian became a household name, she sought guidance from an unlikely source - Travis Barker.

A Reality TV Matchmaker

Sources reveal that the drummer and Kim K met during his romantic rendezvous with Paris Hilton. But it wasn't just a fling - the two became friends, and Travis even gave Kim some killer advice on starting her own reality show. And, well, we all know what a success that turned into.

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“Kim was like, ‘I really want to do this reality show. We’re supposed to do it with Ryan Seacrest. I just think my family’s interesting,’” Barker recalled in an interview with Us Weekly in 2015. “I gave her the best advice I could but I still remember the conversation like yesterday."

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The Kardashian Charm

Despite his thing with Paris Hilton back in the day, Travis Barker spilled the tea on his secret crush on none other than Kim Kardashian herself. "How could you not stare at Kim?," he admitted in a tell-all interview. "She was eye candy, and I couldn't keep my eyes off her."

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Looks like the Kardashian charm was irresistible, even before the Kardashian-Jenner clan took over the spotlight, when Kim was known as Paris Hilton's assistant. But who would've thought that the drummer would soon fall under the spell of yet another Kardashian's charm?

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Romance Rumors

In September 2018, rumors of a budding romance between Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian began to circulate. Reports from Metro suggested that the Blink-182 drummer had made the first move by sliding into Kourtney's DMs. The pair were later spotted enjoying a cozy dinner at Crossroads Kitchen, a trendy vegan eatery in Los Angeles.

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Eyewitnesses claimed that Barker was the perfect gentleman throughout the evening, and even escorted Kourtney to her car after their low-key date. Though the rumors hadn't yet developed into a full-blown relationship, fans couldn't help but speculate about what could have been for this potential Hollywood power couple...

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'Just Friends'

Six months later, the relationship rumors were swiftly shut down by the Blink-182 drummer himself. Speaking with People, Barker made it clear that he and Kardashian were nothing more than "dear friends." He went on to say, "I mean, I love her to death. I love her family to death. But yeah, just friends." (Whatever you say, Travis.)

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Though fans had speculated about the two becoming a potential Hollywood power couple, they were forced to accept that the rumors were unfounded. Despite this, Barker's affection for Kardashian and her family was clear, leaving many wondering if this friendship could eventually blossom into something more down the line...

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A Special Spark

It wasn't until January 2021 that E! News began reporting the two old friends had taken their relationship to the next level after being spotted together in Palm Springs. A source revealed that the romance had been "very low-key," and that Barker was an excellent match for Kardashian.

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"They are a really good match, and Kourtney’s entire family already loves Travis," the source continued. "They have been neighbors and great friends for years, and it just recently turned romantic." It seemed clear that Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have found something special in each other.

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Undeniable Chemistry

"They have a lot in common, and Kourtney has always been attracted to how Travis is as a parent. He’s an amazing, hands-on dad, and Kourtney loves that about him," the insider said. "They love relaxing at home with their kids, and everyone gets along."

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"Travis has always had an eye for Kourtney. The chemistry and flirtation has always been there," the source continued, adding that "It’s going well, and they aren’t putting pressure on it being super serious at this point." Needless to say, fans were already dubbing them as a match made in Hollywood heaven.

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Social Media Flirting

In February 2021, their Instagram followers were treated to a flirty exchange on social media between the two. The Poosh founder posted a photo lounging on a beach in an orange bikini, with the caption "Orange you glad I'm still posting trip pics?" In response, Barker left a simple but effective comment, writing "Yesssss."

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Fans of the couple were quick to pick up on the flirtatious vibe between the two, with many commenting on the post and expressing their excitement over the budding romance. Others pointed out that this wasn't the first time that Barker had left a supportive comment on Kardashian's Instagram. Did this mean the media reports were true?

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A Major Milestone

That same month, Kourtney Kardashian sent shockwaves through the world of Hollywood gossip by confirming her relationship with Travis Barker on Instagram. The reality star shared an adorable photo of the two holding hands, finally making their romance official after weeks of speculation.

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The image quickly went viral, with fans and followers alike expressing their excitement over the new couple. Many pointed out that this was a major milestone for Kardashian and Barker after having previously been keeping their relationship under wraps. Everyone was totally rooting for Kravis!

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Double Dating

The following month, the pair were spotted on a star-studded double date. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker sat alongside Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly at the UFC 260 in Las Vegas, sparking rumors of a new friendship between the hot new couples. Because let's be real, who doesn't love a good celebrity power double date?

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As the evening wore on, the foursome was caught engaging in some serious PDA in the VIP section, with Kardashian and Barker getting particularly cozy with each other. Many speculated that this was a significant step forward for Kardashian and Barker, who appeared to be growing increasingly comfortable with public displays of affection.

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Inking in the Love

Fans continued to watch as Kourtney and Travis took their commitment to each other to a whole new level with the help of some permanent ink. The couple made headlines when Barker got a tattoo of Kardashian's eyes, confirming to the world that their romance was stronger than ever.

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Kardashian was quick to share the news on Instagram, posting a photo of Barker's new tattoo for all of her followers to see. It was clear that Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker were quickly becoming one of the most talked-about couples in Hollywood.

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Family Time in Utah

Not long after, the couple took their love to the snowy mountains of Utah for a fun-filled family snowboarding vacation. The couple was accompanied by their six children, including Kardashian's three children from her previous relationship with Scott Disick.

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Kardashian shared glimpses of their family trip on social media, posting photos and videos of their snowboarding adventures and cozy nights in. As rumors about their future continued to swirl, it was evident that the couple was not letting anything slow them down.

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Kardashian-Jenner's Reaction

According to Entertainment Tonight, the Kardashian-Jenner clan was both happy and shocked about Kourtney Kardashian's blossoming romance with Travis Barker. The family had never seen Kourtney in such a transformative state before, and they were surprised by how much she had changed since being with Barker.

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But the insider explained that "Travis makes Kourtney feel so special and he is always showing her how much he loves her and how important she is to him. Kourtney has been extremely loving towards him as well and has also been making a big effort to show how much she cares."

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Putting a Ring on It?

It wasn't long before rumors of a possible engagement between Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker began to circulate after a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the couple had talked about getting married. Despite dating for less than a year, it seemed that Kardashian and Barker were serious about their future together.

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According to the insider, Kourtney and Travis were fully aware of how special their relationship was and how fortunate they were to be spending time together. The source explained, "They could also definitely see themselves ending up together one day and it's really whatever makes Kourtney happy."

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Italian Getaway

In August of that year, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker jetted off to Italy for a romantic holiday filled with plenty of PDA. The couple took to Instagram to share steamy photos of their trip, much to the delight of their millions of fans.

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From cozy dinners to sun-soaked boat rides, it was clear that Kourtney and Travis were enjoying every moment of their time together in Italy. The pair was seen holding hands, cuddling up together, and sharing passionate kisses in public, leaving no doubt about the strength of their relationship.

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Red Carpet Debut

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker made their highly anticipated red-carpet debut as a couple at the 2021 MTV VMAs. The pair coordinated in all-black ensembles, with Barker donning a black studded suit and Kourtney wearing a leather body-hugging mini dress.

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Their red-carpet appearance marked a major milestone in their relationship, and fans couldn't help but gush over how amazing the couple looked together. Social media was flooded with photos of the duo, with many praising their fashion choices and undeniable chemistry.

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Travis Pops the Question

Cue the wedding bells! On October 17, 2021, Travis officially popped the question with a dreamy beachside proposal in Montecito, California. He went all out to create the perfect romantic ambiance, with dozens of candles and a bed of roses. Kourtney was clearly over the moon as she accepted her enormous ring from her rocker beau.

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The Poosh founder couldn't resist sharing the news on social media, posting pictures from the proposal with the caption "forever @travisbarker." As they prepared to tie the knot, fans couldn't help but wonder what their wedding would be like - an extravagant affair or a more intimate celebration?

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Planning Their Future

While everyone waited eagerly for the Kravis wedding, the couple dropped a major bombshell: they wanted to expand their family and have more children. There was no question that a new member of the Kardashian-Barker clan would send shockwaves through Hollywood and beyond.

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According to a trailer for Hulu’s The Kardashians, the pair was trying for a baby, and fans of the couple were already speculating about when the big announcement will come. Little did they know, they still had a while to wait before a new member of their family would be introduced to them.

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More Red Carpet Appearances

At the 2022 Oscars, the couple once again stunned in matching all-black outfits. Kourtney was a vision in a strapless midi gown by Thierry Mugler, while Barker looked suave in a classic black suit and stylish sunglasses. They definitely know how to make a statement on the red carpet!

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Their Grammys debut was no different - Kourtney and Travis walked the red carpet hand in hand, rocking stylish coordinating outfits. Kourtney opted for a daring black jumpsuit, while Barker went for a classic black suit with a splash of color in his hot pink coat. The chemistry between them was palpable - so much so, in fact…

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A Secret Wedding

Kourtney and Travis pulled off the biggest surprise of that year - a secret wedding in Vegas! TMZ and Page Six reported that the couple had tied the knot at a Las Vegas chapel just after their appearance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. But little did fans know, they were only just getting started…

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According to insiders, the lovebirds were planning "several" other events with lots of fanfare following their surprise nuptials. Kourtney later confirmed that although the wedding ceremony took place, their marriage wasn't yet legal because they were unable to obtain a marriage license.

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Not Yet Official

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the reality TV star spilled the beans, saying, "There was no possibility to get a marriage license at that hour. It was 2 a.m. and they were like, 'It opens at 8 o'clock.'" But did that stop them? Nope! "We just did it anyway. It's what's in the heart," Kourtney added.

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Ship them or not, Kourtney and Travis' love is a force to be reckoned with. That's why, unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for Kravis to officially be off the market. Just one month later, TMZ reported that the couple had headed to a courthouse in Santa Barbara to make things legal.

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Wedding #2

The newlyweds looked absolutely stunning in wedding portraits, with Kourtney rocking a white minidress and a dramatic veil while Barker kept it dapper in an all-black suit. And can we talk about that "Just Married" sign attached to their convertible? Talk about iconic!

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It was clear that these two were head over heels for each other, and fans couldn't be happier for them. But according to an insider, the celebrations were far from over - the couple had something very special planned. "All the details are set and the whole family, including all the kids, are very excited," the source shared.

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The Wedding

Kravis tied the knot for the third and final time! The couple exchanged vows in a lavish Italian ceremony at the stunning seaside villa, L'Olivetta, owned by none other than Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. And, as you'd expect, the wedding was nothing short of spectacular.

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The Poosh founder looked jaw-droppingly gorgeous in a white Dolce & Gabbana minidress, complete with a dramatic cathedral-length veil featuring lace trim, floral embellishments, and religious iconography on the back. Meanwhile, the musician looked dashing in a traditional black suit, also by the iconic Italian luxury brand.

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Celebrating Father's Day

Shortly after their breathtaking wedding, the lovebirds celebrated their first Father's Day as a blended family, and it was nothing short of heartwarming. Kourtney's kids made handmade cards for their new stepdad, with Reign's featuring an illustration of Kourtney and Travis holding hands, with a red heart between them.

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Penelope's card was equally sweet, with a message that read, "You are so nice and kind you are so amazing you are the beast you are the beast drummer ever you make my mom happy! happy fathers DAY Love Penelope". She even added a drawing of eight hearts to represent their blended family next to the word "family". Awww.

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The Kravis Weddings

Who doesn't love to look at old wedding photos? Sparks were flying on the small screen as Kravis shared never-before-seen footage from their three epic weddings. Hulu's much-anticipated special, 'Til Death Do Us Part Kourtney & Travis, had fans in a frenzy as they got an inside look at the couple's journey to the altar.

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Snuggled up in bed, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker reminisced about their three weddings - yes, you read that right, three! "Can you believe we got married three times?" Kardashian asked her hubby, to which he lovingly replied, "It's like choosing a child...I can't pick the best one."

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One-Year Anniversary

Love was definitely in the air as Kravis celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in the sweetest way possible. The couple took to Instagram to share a black-and-white video montage that captured all the magical moments from their Santa Barbara courthouse wedding, set to Al Green's soulful tune, "Tired of Being Alone."

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"One year, forever to go," they wrote in the captions of their posts, solidifying their commitment to each other. And if that wasn't enough to make your heart skip a beat, Barker's comment on Kardashian's post certainly did the trick: "Forever isn't long enough," followed by a black heart and rose emojis.

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'Travis I'm Pregnant'

Now for the news we've all been waiting for: the newest addition to the Kardashian-Barker clan is officially on its way! During a Blink-182 concert in Los Angeles, Kourtney made the big reveal by holding up a handwritten sign that read "Travis I'm Pregnant," sending shockwaves through the crowd.

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And if that wasn't enough to get fans excited, the couple confirmed the news by posting a video of the moment to their Instagram accounts later that night. In the video, Kourtney looked absolutely radiant as she jumped up and down in the crowd, displaying the sign for all to see.

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Beyond Grateful

Kourtney also shared a post showing the moment Barker joined her in the audience after the announcement. And if that wasn't enough, she also posted a behind-the-scenes photograph of the half-written sign being made. Kourtney sat in front of a large sheet of paper with the words "Travis" and "Pregnant" written across it.

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"We are officially done with IVF," Kourtney had revealed on The Kardashians back in May. "We would love a baby more than anything, but I really believe in what God has in store for us. If that's a baby, I believe it will happen." Their pregnancy announcement proves that their faith was well-placed.

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Kourt's Baby Bump

Not only that, but Kourtney also gave us a closer look at her growing baby bump - and it's absolutely stunning! In a series of snaps shared on Instagram, we see Travis showering his wife's belly with loving kisses, while another photo shows him wrapping his strong arms around her as she rests her hand on top of her bump.

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The couple has received an outpouring of love from friends and fans, as well as family members. Kim posted an Instagram story that read, "Congrats!!! We're having a Kravis baby!!!" while Khloe wrote, "Congratulations my cuties!!! My baby is having a baby!!!!!!!! I love you and baby soooooo much." Who's cutting onions in here?

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A Baby Boy!

Most recently, Kourtney and Travis have announced the gender of their baby in a sweet Instagram video. The clip shows the couple sitting on a stage outside, with Kourtney wearing black leggings and a white long-sleeved bodysuit which accentuated her growing baby bump.

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Barker, wearing a white vest and black beanie, began a drumroll before kissing his wife and striking the drums as blue streamers shot in the air behind them. The caption teasingly featured pink and blue hearts, but the blue streamers confirmed that Kourtney and Barker are expecting a boy.

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A Growing Family

Kravis already has six children between them, with Kourtney sharing Reign Aston, 8, and Mason Dash, 13, plus daughter Penelope Scotland, 10, with ex Scott Disick. Meanwhile, Barker has three children with ex Shanna Moakler, son Landon, 19, daughter Alabama, 17, and stepdaughter Atiana, 24.

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As for us, we can't wait to see these two welcome Kravis baby #7 to their growing family. “Overwhelmed with gratitude and joy for God’s blessing and plan,” the reality TV star wrote underneath the Instagram photo she shared of her baby bump. Amen to that!

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Emergency Surgery

Recently, Kravis' pregnancy went through a terrifying week, during which Kourtney was urgently admitted to the hospital for an emergency fetal surgery. She took to Instagram to share the news, along with a post-surgery photo of herself with an IV in her arm, holding her husband's hand.

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"I will be forever grateful to my incredible doctors for saving our baby’s life," she captioned the pic, including a special thanks to Travis and her mom to staying by her side during the difficult time. "Walking out of the hospital with my baby boy in my tummy and safe was the truest blessing," she added. We're wishing her and her family well!

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