Kourtney Kardashian explains why she and Travis Barker couldn’t get a marriage license

On Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, Kourtney Kardashian, surrounded by most of the Kardashian clan, got a chance to explain what went wrong when she and fiancé Travis Barker attempted to get married. Following a PDA-filled appearance at the Grammys in Las Vegas on Sunday, the two hit up a chapel in the early morning hours of Monday. What happened next is why Kimmel referred to it as her getting “fake married.”

“It’s not called fake married,” Kardashian said, responding to Kimmel’s remark. “There was no possibility to get a marriage license at that hour.” Met with surprise that not everything in Vegas is available round-the-clock, Kardashian said, “That’s what I thought. And I’m like, ‘Are you guys serious?’ We asked, like, five times. What do we have to do to make this happen? It was 2 a.m. and they were like, ‘It opens at 8 o’clock.’”

Kardashian shared images from the nuptials on her Instagram earlier on Wednesday, but without a wedding license, the marriage is not legally binding, and that may not be a bad thing as none of her family was there to share in the joy. Her mother Kris Jenner knew about it, and sister Khloé watched it on FaceTime. Kim, on the other hand, was asleep and found out about it the next morning.

Video Transcript

JIMMY KIMMEL: By the way, Kourtney, you're the-- I think you're the Kardashian of the week this week because you went ahead and got fake married. And I'm curious.

KYLIE MAR: The Kardashian clan joined "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday where Kourtney spoke about marrying her fiancé, rock drummer Travis Barker. Shortly after their PDA-filled appearance at the Grammys Sunday in Las Vegas, they hit a wedding chapel. But there was a problem.

JIMMY KIMMEL: Well, we didn't know it was fake married.

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: Well, it's not called fake married.

JIMMY KIMMEL: It is called that.

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: There was-- there was no like possibility to get a marriage license at that hour.

KIM KARDASHIAN: Isn't everything 24/7 there?


KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: That's what I thought. And I'm like, are you guys lying? We asked like five times.

KYLIE MAR: Kourtney shared the news of the ceremony earlier in the day on Instagram. But it turns out that without a marriage certificate, she and Travis are not legally married. But according to Kourtney, that piece of paper is not what's important.

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: It was 2:00 AM and they were like, it opens at 8 o'clock.

JIMMY KIMMEL: So you wanted to get married for real?


JIMMY KIMMEL: But were unable to get married for real.


JIMMY KIMMEL: Well, that's a twist.

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN: Well, we just-- we just-- you know, we just did it anyways. It's what's in the heart.