A Complete Timeline of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s Relationship

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Do you remember where you were when you found out that your fave Blink-182 member Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian were rumored to be dating?? Same! At first, there was denial. But after multiple outlets reported that Travis and Kourtney have been longtime friends and their relationship is ~thriving~, we all had to get past the other three stages of grief and arrive at acceptance…because they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. (See: Kourtney and Travis going Insta official.)

It’s about time we investigate Travis and Kourtney’s romance. I’ve compiled all the details of their ’ship through FBI levels of snooping for your pleasure, so read it and weep, below.

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Editor’s note: This timeline is in reverse chronological order, meaning that the newest and juiciest updates are at the tippy-top. Happy scrolling!

April 11, 2021

Aaaaand Travis and Kourtney are back at it again with the thirsty Instagrams! Trav posts a photo of himself playing drums with the caption, “All day I dream about sex w/ you.” And then actually tags Kourtney in the photo. Discreet? They’ve never heard of it.

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April 18, 2021

It's Kourtney's birthday!!! And truly no one's Instagram feed is safe because Travis posts the sappiest b-day tribute to her—a picture set which casually happens to include a video of Kourt sucking on his actual thumb (can't believe I had to type that, wow). Yes, really:

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And since Travis just loves spoiling his best girl, he also got Kourt a massive flower bouquet of gardenias and tulips—I'm jelly!

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"Travis often spoils her and he gave her the most amazing, beautiful flower arrangement for her birthday," a source tells People of the gift. "They are celebrating with her family today."

"Kourtney still seems very happy with Travis. He is very into her," the source adds. "He constantly gives her compliments and attention. You can tell he is thrilled to be dating her. Kourtney is soaking it all up and enjoying life." Cool, guess engagement is imminent!

April 9, 2021

And we have yet another big relationship milestone happening, this time courtesy of Travis! Travis is spotted on the set of a new music video with Kourtney’s name tattooed over his heart (or his left nipple, if ya wanna be more technical)—you can take a look at the ~masterpiece~ here.

Meanwhile, Kourtney and Travis are being hella horny on Instagram. Kourt posts a very 👀 photo with the caption, “Watchin’ movies, but we ain’t seen a thing tonight.” Aka lyrics from Ariana Grande’s sexually charged bop “34+35.”

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Then Travis posts this in response:

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I’d tell these two to get a room, but looks like they already have!

April 3, 2021

Biiig relationship milestone here—Travis and Kourtney take a trip to Utah to go snowboarding…and their entire family tags along with them! Peep the pics below:

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Fans then learn that Travis’s and Kourtney’s kids are with them when Alabama Barker (Travis’s 15-year-old daughter) posts a “Pass the Phone” TikTok challenge video featuring her older sister and brother, Atiana De La Hoya and Landon Barker, as well as Penelope, Mason, and Reign Disick.


March 29, 2021

Pandemic be damned! Travis and Kourtney attend a UFC game in Las Vegas and are seen in the VIP section engaging in some very…interesting PDA—Travis is seen sucking Kourtney’s finger in a video from Shane Handler’s Instagram Stories—which podcaster Amanda Hirsch later shares on her @NotSkinnyButNotFat Insta:

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What is even happening.

March 22, 2021

Travis and Kourt have evolved to the stage in the relationship where they’re exchanging “I love you”s. Kourtney writes a handwritten note to Travis with these three special words, which he later posts to his Instagram Stories.

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March 2, 2021

An Entertainment Tonight source gets Scott Disick’s POV on how he’s feeling about Kourtney and Travis’s relationship. In short: Scott is chilling and doesn’t think Kourtney will be pushing him out of her life anytime soon.

“Scott knows he always has a special place in Kourtney’s heart and that he can’t ever be replaced and will always be in the picture since he’s the father of their children,” the source says. “He isn’t threatened by Kourtney and Travis’s relationship at this point.”

February 20, 2021

Trav and Kourt are taking a page from the Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly book of romance by engaging in some serious twin flame lingo. Travis posts a note that Kourtney left him to his Instagram Stories, which reads, “To lots of fun adventures. May we destroy each other completely. Love, Kourtney.”

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Sounds familiar? It should, because a few days earlier, Travis posted this to his Twitter:

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February 17, 2021

Kourtney and Travis take the next major step in their relationship—going Instagram official, duh! Kourtney posts a pic of her holding Travis’s hand to her feed, and Travis signals his love/approval with a lil black heart emoji in the comments.

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February 14, 2021

Since COVID-19 is still very much a thing, Travis and Kourtney keep their Valentine’s Day celebrations lowkey and likely spend the evening together cuddled up by a romantic outdoor fireplace, which Kourtney posts to her Instagram Stories.

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February 10, 2021

Kourtney and Travis go out for dinner in Los Angeles, and they pack on the cutest PDA. Lucky for us, an E! News source dishes all the adorable details of their outing.

“They seemed completely taken with one another as if they were the only two people in the world,” the source says. “They seem very connected, very close. Travis took her hand and they giggled as they started having a little thumb war with one another. It was playful and sweet. They were talking constantly and very engaged in one another. It seems like such a natural fit, being that they have been friends for so long. There was no awkwardness.”

Yep, too cute not to ship.

February 2, 2021

Kourt reveals that someone in her life went through the trouble of cropping her bikini-clad bod into a lock-screen photo. And although it’s pretty believable that Kourt would have her own bod as her lock screen (shoot, I def would if my abs looked that good), she makes a point to note, “P.S. This lock screen does not belong to me.”

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Podcast account @NotSkinnyButNotFat is the first to make the Travis connection here, theorizing that it’s actually his lock screen (which checks out, TBH):

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January 24, 2021

Us Weekly drops the news we’ve been waiting for—Travis and Kourtney are indeed dating! “Kourtney and Travis are officially a couple,” a source tells the outlet. “They have been close friends for years and have been dating for a couple months. Travis is very smitten with Kourtney and has been for a while.”

Yeah, and about those poolside Palm Springs pictures (try saying that five times fast)? “They’re in Palm Springs together. They’ve been dating for about a month or two,” a separate source tells People. “They’ve been friends for a long time but it’s turned romantic.”

January 23, 2021

Fans of Travis’s and Kourtney’s notice that their faves’ Instagram activity looks kiiinda sus. Kourt posts this picture of the poolside view from Kris Jenner’s home in Palm Springs:

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Travis also posts a daytime pic of the same poolside view, which naturally makes people wonder if he and Kourtney are dating:

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January 21, 2021

Kourtney posts a very 🔥 picture to the ’gram, and Travis fawns over it in the comments, giving her the virtual equivalent of a red rose. Suspicions about their relationship status arise!

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October 20, 2015

Travis confesses that he definitely had a crush on Kourtney’s younger sister Kim Kardashian back in 2006. Despite dating Kim’s employer—hotel heiress Paris Hilton—Travis says he couldn’t keep his eyes off her (which is kinda awk now, LOL).

“How could you not stare at Kim? Mind you, I enjoyed hanging out with Paris, but I love curvy girls,” he tells Us Weekly at the time. “Kim was eye candy. I was in no way disrespectful to Paris, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off Kim!”

“I had a crush on her and we were flirtatious but nothing ever happened,” Travis adds. “I don’t know! She was so kind and polite, I just felt like being a perfect gentleman around her. It was a trip!”

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Photo credit: Chris Weeks - Getty Images

And not to alarm you or anything, but Travis is pretty much the reason Keeping Up With the Kardashians is a thing. In 2005, Travis’s own reality show, Meet the Barkers, was on television, which is why Kim hit him up for advice.

“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,’” Travis recalls. “I gave her the best advice I could but I still remember the conversation like yesterday: ‘I think my family is interesting and it could be something.’ Well, you were absolutely right!” Travis and Kim remain close throughout the aughts, and he becomes super close to the rest of the fam since they all live in Calabasas, California. And the rest, as they say, is history.

That’s all we have for Travis and Kourtney’s timeline, but be sure to check back here for additional Instagram Stories and cute updates about their ’ship!

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