A new year and a new celebrity relationship to fawn over, thanks to Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker.
The Poosh founder and Blink-182 artist are rumoured to have been dating since the start of the year. Sightings of the supposed couple have been reported and in February, paparazzi footage showed Kardashian and Barker enjoying each other's company while out for dinner in Los Angeles.
Sleuthing fans have since been digging out old tweets between the pair as they hunt for evidence of an emerging Kardashian relationship.
Kardashian - the eldest sibling of the famous family - is embarking on a new chapter in her life after wrapping up on filming the final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians after 14 years. Nowadays, the star tends to focus on her lifestyle platform Poosh, as well as proudly posting about her three children (Mason, Penelope and Reign) who she shares with former partner Scott Disick.
Barker is most recognisable as the drummer in the Noughties-dominating rock band. However, Barker and Kardashian also have a reality TV background in common as, along with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler and their children, Barker once fronted the fly-on-the-wall Meet the Barkers MTV reality show documenting life at home with his family.
For those wondering, here's a list of everything we know about Kourtney Kardashian's boyfriend, starting with the most recent update:
July 12 2021: Kourtney Kardashian's hair stylist posts cryptic wedding reference about the couple
Following the loved-up couple's weekend away in Vegas, Kardashian's hair stylist @glencocoforhair took to Instagram to share several photos of hairstyles he created for the getaway, with a caption that's set the wedding rumour mill into overdrive.
'…NOWWW I understand why ppl tie the knot in Vegas 💒 🖤 There’s nothing like love AND a good time, [sic]' the stylist's caption on the post reads.
Unsurprisingly the wedding comment has made fans question whether Kardashian and Barker have tied the knot.
'Did you just break major news? Lol, [sic]' one person wrote, while another added: 'Just married.'
Barker's daughter Alabama added fuel to the fire when she reportedly also a snap from the weekend of the couple with the caption: '@travisbarker @kourtneykardash So happy for you guys'.
Watch: Have Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker already discussed marriage?
'Married! Alabama just congratulated them on her story by saying she’s so happy for them!' wrote another fan on the stylist's post.
Confused? So are we.
July 11 2021: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker kiss on camera
The couple were filmed packing on the PDA at the UFC Aldana versus Kunitskaya match on Sunday evening. The pair coordinated in black for the match, with the reality star wearing a low-cut top with leather trouser and Barker dressed in a white T-shirt and leather jacket:
Kardashian shared several loved-up photos from the match with her beau, captioned a series of Instagram snaps: 'What happens in Vegas [sic].'
June 8 2021: Kourtney Kardashian seemingly shares snap of Travis Barker's vial of blood
The eldest Kardashian reposted a photo from Travis Barker's Instagram Story of what appears to be a vial of blood.
The 42-year-old mother of three shared the snap, which sees Barker's name and date of birth written in pen on the vial, and captioned it with a black heart emoji.
The Instagram moment is reminiscent of Angelina Jolie and Billie Bob Thornton's marriage, from 2000 to 2003, during which they wore vials of each other's bloody around their neck.
In 2018, Thornton explained the vials to People, noting: 'The necklaces were a very simple thing, "Hey let's poke our fingers with a pen and smear a little blood on there and when we're away from each other we'll wear the necklace". It was that easy. But by the time it came out in the press it sounded like we were wearing a bucket of blood around our necks.'
May 26 2021: Kim Kardashian responds to Travis Barker affair claims
Kim Kardashian has spoken out amid claims she had an affair with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who is currently in a relationship with her older sister Kourtney Kardashian.
In an interview with US Weekly earlier this month, Barker’s ex-wife Shanna Moakler claimed the reality star had been in a relationship with the musician during their marriage.
‘I divorced my ex because, I saw them — I caught them having an affair,’ Moakle, who divorced Barker in 2008, told the publication. ‘Someone sent me all their [text] conversations and I’m also close friends with people who were there, while things were happening.’
Moakler confirmed she was referring to the mother-of-four, who met Barker when she was working as Paris Hilton’s assistant in the early Noughties.
During a Q&A with her fans on Wednesday, the famous Kardashian star responded to the claims after a fan sent her a question which read: ‘Did you hook up with Travis Barker?’
‘NO! False narrative! We've been friends for years and I'm so happy for him and Kourt, [sic]’ she responded.
Barker reportedly wrote about his friendship with the SKIMS founder in his 2015 book, Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums.
Referring to Kardashian as a ‘closet girl’, Barker wrote, according to US Weekly: ‘I kept on secretly checking out Kim, telling Lil Chris, “I don’t care if she’s the closet girl, she’s f–king hot”.
‘We went to dinner, we went to lunch. You might think I would be doing the worst things with this girl because of her tapes, but it was the exact opposite of any other encounter I’ve had with a woman: with Kim, I wanted to be nothing but a gentleman to her. It was so weird.’
Barker and Kourtney Kardashian confirmed their relationship in January and have since shared several loved-up Instagram posts documenting their romance.
May 25 2021: Kourtney Kardashian shuts down suggestions she's changing her style during Travis Scott relationship
On May 24, Kardashian shared a post to celebrate younger sister Kendall Jenner's 818 tequila launch, which included a photo of Kourtney sat at a bar wearing light-wash ripped jeans, a satin cami top, fur-trimmed coat and dark purple lipstick to round off the vampy look.
According to Cosmopolitan, when an Instagram user commented 'and her style begins to change', reportedly suggesting the mother of three's style is evolving to be more like her rocker boyfriend, Travis Barker, Kardashian replied by shutting down that query:
'This picture is from 2019 but ok,' the eldest Kardashian sibling commented with a 'kiss' emoji.
There we have it, folks.
May 12 2021: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashians romance reaches new NSFW heights
On Wednesday, the KUWTK star, posted a video of herself tattoo gun in hand as she inked 'I love you' onto the Blink-182 drummer's right forearm.
'I tattoo,' captioned Kardashian on Instagram, with Barker taking to the comment section to write: 'Woman of many talents'
Kardashian's beau Barker continued to show off to prove their love for one another in very intimate way via his Instagram Stories. Barker shared a NSFW snap on Tuesday, May 11—a candle named 'This smells like Kourtney's orgasm'.
The candle, is yet another take on the This Smells Like My Vagina candle Gwyneth Paltrow's goop previously released before releasing an orgasm version.
May 10 2021: Travis Barker spoils Kourtney Kardashians on US Mother's Day
Travis Barker pulled out all the stops for his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian on US Mother’s Day this year.
The Poosh founder showed off the gifts the musician surprised her with for the special holiday with her fans on Instagram stories on May 9.
In the video Kardashian showed off not just one, but three massive floral arrangements Barker had sent to her home.
The trio of bouquets featured colourful roses and peonies that were almost as tall as Kardashian. The reality star walked around her house in order to document all the flowers she was gifted.
April 27, 2021: Travis Barker shares photos from desert getaway
After Kourtney Kardashian's steamy show of affection on Tuesday, Travis Barker has now taken to Instagram to share some snaps from their recent getaway.
Hours later, the musician posted a romantic yet sultry Instagram carousel of his time away with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star. In one photo, Kardashian can be seen relaxing on a boat with in a bikini and in others she can be seen air hiking and exploring the trails.
In one video, the Poosh founder lounges on the deck of a boat with Barker's hand on her derrière.
'Anywhere with you,' Barker wrote in the post's caption, with Kardashian adding: 'Everywhere.'
April 26, 2021: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker cosy up in sandy photo
Another day, another sensual show of PDA from Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker.
On Monday April 26, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posted a photo of herself passionately kissing the Blink-182 musician while on a romantic getaway. The sultry shot shows Barker lifting a bikini-clad Kardashian into his arms while they share a kiss in the middle of a desert landscape.
'Just Like Heaven,' Kardashian captioned the shot on her Instagram, to which Barker replied in the comments section, 'EVERYTHING.'
April 25, 2021: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker exchange more sizzling PDA
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have offered up yet another glimpse into their passionate new relationship this weekend.
On Saturday (April 24), the Blink-182 drummer shared a series of Instagram photos of himself cuddling his French bulldog, with the caption, 'Dogs never bite me. Just humans.' Naturally, this lead then to a part PDA, part in jest comment from girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian who commented with a vampire emoji.
If that wasn't enough proof that the biting human in question is the oldest of the Kardashian brood, Barker then responded with an emoji of a drop of blood.
The pair's love of PDAs and hopelessly romantic gestures is one that has been seen throughout their relationship, since they began dating last December.
Earlier this year (February 20), Barker shared a note from Kardashian with words previously quoted by Barker on Twitter on the day they became Instagram official.
'To lots of fun adventures, may we destroy each other completely,' read the handwritten note penned by Kardashian that to Barker, who posted the photo to his instagram stories.
April 18, 2021: Travis Barker posts PDA message for Kourtney Kardashian's birthday
A few months in and Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are sharing much more of their relationship with the public than before.
On April 18, the eldest Kardashian sibling celebrated her 42nd birthday. Her new boyfriend Barker celebrated the occasion by decorating his partner's house in her favourite flowers, tulips and gardenias. And when we say 'decorating', we mean there were flowers hanging from the ceiling and then even more, arranged together in an enormous bunch as a centrepiece in the hallway.
Among the many 'happy birthday' messages Kardashian received was Barker's. The Blink-182 drummer shared a series of photos (and a quite NSFW video) in honour of his girlfriend's birthday, captioning the post: 'I F*CKING LOVE YOU! 🖤 YOU’RE A BLESSING TO THIS WORLD.'
April 12, 2021: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian love affair continues with sweet instagram exchange and new tattoo
Travis Barker's love for Kourtney Kardashian took yet another blissful turn with a new upload to Instagram, in which he showcases off his drumming skill alongside a NSFW caption.
The musician tagged his new girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian in the image which shows hi throwing a drumstick in the air next to the eyebrow-raising caption, 'All day I dream about sex w/ you,'
This sexy declaration appear to not be enough PDA for one week, for Barker who is also now the proud owner of a 'Kourtney' tattoo.
Kardashian showed off the romantic ink in a caption less instagram post to her page that showcased the new tattoo alongside some ditsy nail art.
April 8, 2021: Travis Barker posts candid video of himself and Kourtney Kardashian
Barker shared a cosy, intimate clip from what appears to be a recent ski trip with his girlfriend to Instagram.
In the video, the musician and Kardashian can be seen flirting up a snowstorm as they cuddle by a fire pit, dressed head to toe in après ski garb.
'Real is rare' captioned the Blink-182 band member on his post.
Kardashian also shared content from the chilly getaway, but opted to post a photo of herself posing on a snowmobile in a sleek snow suit alongside a friend.
She captioned the pic with a punny nod to the landscape: 'Up to snow good.'
March 27, 2021: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker step out on double date.
Kourtney Kardashian and her boyfriend Travis Barker were recently spotted on a double date with singer Machine Gun Kelly and actor Megan Fox.
The foursome were seen sat side-by-side on Saturday, March 27, watching mixed martial arts at the UFC 260 in Las Vegas, which saw Francis Ngannou defeat Stipe Miocic.
Kardashian was photographed next to Barker in the VIP section at the UFC Apex, just a few feet away from Fox and Kelly who have been dating for just over a year after meeting on the set of their upcoming crime thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass.
Kardashian and Baker's relationship was first rumoured in January, with the couple made their romance 'Instagram official' on Valentine's Day.
March 24, 2021: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker take next step in relationship
Eagle-eyed fans noticed a sweet detail in Barker's Instagram Story in late March which indicated that the couple are quite serious about one another.
A couple of days ago, the Blink 182 drummer shared a photo of a handwritten note he had received which simply said: 'I love you.'
Though the sweet note wasn't signed, fans put two and two together and suggested that the note had come from Kourtney, given previous signed notes of hers have shown the same distinctive handwriting.
The note, of course, suggests that the former friends and neighbours have turned their relationship up a notch and are happy together in love.
February 17, 2021: Kourtney Kardashian subtly confirms relationship with Travis Barker
After videos (via E! News) showed Kardashian and Barker out for dinner on February 12 and the pair sharing snaps of the same fireplace on their social media accounts on Valentine's Day, the reality star has seemingly confirmed their relationship.
The mother-of-three just shared an image of her holding hands with a man with very distinctive tattoos. While she posted the photo without a caption, Barker subsequently share the same snap on his Instagram Stories to confirm the pair are an 'item'.
The post comes days after Kardashian's sister, Kendall Jenner, confirmed her romance with beau Devin Booker.
February 12, 2021: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have date night In LA
Just a couple of days ahead of Valentine's Day, Kardashian and Barker were spotted dining outside at a Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles holding hands across the table. The couple, who were both wearing leather jackets, looked relaxed and happy in each other's company in footage obtained by E! News.
January 2021: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker romance rumours start swirling
Some eagle-eyed fans connected the dots last month when, according to E!, Kardashian shared a picture of herself relaxing in Palm Springs and then shortly afterwards Barker posted photos to Instagram featuring the same background. A couple of days later the celebrity news outlet reported apparent sources' claims which seemingly confirmed that the couple are dating.
'It's been very low-key,' said the source. 'They are a really good match, and Kourtney's entire family already loves Travis. They have been neighbours and great friends for years, and it just recently turned romantic. Travis has always had an eye for Kourtney. The chemistry and flirtation has always been there. 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. They love relaxing at home with their kids, and everyone gets along. It's going well, and they aren't putting pressure on it being super serious at this point.'
E! added that the couple began dating around December 2020. Since then there have also been back and forth emoji-filled comments on each other's Instagram pages too.
March, 2019: Travis Barker Explains he and Kourtney Kardashian are just friends
As reports about the couple dating started emerging, an interview with Barker from 2019 also circulated. Two years ago, the drummer was asked directly during an interview with People magazine if the two were an item following rumours.
'Kourtney's like a dear friend. That's it. I mean, I love her to death. I love her family to death. But yeah, just friends,' he said at the time.
It seems like Kardashian and Barker have a historic close friendship, which is always a solid foundation to start a relationship.
*Eagerly waits Instagram confirmation of their relationship status*
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