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.
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For those wondering, here's a list of everything we know about Kourtney Kardashian's rumoured boyfriend, starting with the most recent update:
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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