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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.
Editor’s note: This timeline is in reverse chronological order, meaning that the newest and juiciest updates are at the tippy-top. Happy scrolling!
September 12, 2021
Amid all the Scott/Younes drama, Kourtney and Travis make their first public appearance as a couple at the 2021 MTV VMAs—where Travis performed with Machine Gun Kelly.
Their vibe on the carpet? What do you think?!
August 31, 2021
Kourtney's ex Younes Bendjima leaks a DM he got from Scott Disick, in which Scott called out Kravis' PDA, saying "Yo is this chick okay!???? Broooo like what is this. In the middle of Italy."
Not a great look, and apparently Kourtney was unimpressed.
August 29, 2021
Travis and Kourtney head to Italy and spend most of their time being adorable and making out:
August 17, 2021
Travis reveals that he and Kourtney have taken their first flight together as a couple. This marks Travis' first time on a plane since surviving a crash in 2008, which tragically killed his security guard, Charles Still, his assistant, Chris Baker, and the plane’s two pilots.
July 15, 2021
Fans briefly spiral thinking Kourtney and Travis got engaged in Vegas thanks to THIS post and some more evidence you can read about right this way:
July 10, 2021
Kourtney and Travis fully makeout on camera at the UFC 264 match. It's a lot!
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) July 11, 2021
June 21, 2021
Kravis spend a cute lil' beach weekend with their families:
June 19, 2021
Kourtney and Travis makeout in the studio with MGK lurking in the background:
June 9, 2021
Kourt’s on the fence about getting engaged right now, but the good news? It’s “likely” a possibility, a source detailed to Entertainment Tonight.
ET’s source says, “Kourtney and Travis really recognize now more than ever how special their relationship is and how fortunate they are to spend their time together whether it’s just the two of them, with friends, or with their families. They could also definitely see themselves ending up together one day and it’s really whatever makes Kourtney happy.” More than anything, they’re “just living in the moment and enjoying each day.”
And even better news: “Building a future together in a more permanent respect could likely happen,” that source adds.
June 8, 2021
Kourtney casually posts a vial of Travis’s blood on Instagram. Yes, it’s a little disturbing!
May 13, 2021
More engagement updates about Kourtney and Travis start rolling in—and it turns out that it’s a little more complicated than Travis just popping the question.
A source tells Entertainment Tonight that “getting engaged and married one day has definitely been a topic of conversation between Kourtney and Travis. Travis would absolutely love to tie the knot with Kourtney, but Kourtney hasn’t been sure that’s the step she wants to take in their relationship right now. She is extraordinarily happy and doesn’t feel the need or want the pressure of getting married.”
Per ET’s source, Kourtney’s a little hesitant because “there are a lot of other factors that concern her” if she and Travis marry, “one of them being Scott [Disick] and, more importantly, her kids and what that adjustment would mean for them. It could be a lot to process, even though everyone sees that Kourtney is undeniably in love with Travis. Kourtney sees herself loving this moment and is just taking everything one day at a time and enjoying their time together.”
The source does make a point to say that Kourt’s hesitation has nothing to do with how she actually feels about Travis. For the record, “Travis makes Kourtney laugh uncontrollably and she loves that he always brings a smile to her face. She also really loves that Travis is such a great, hands-on dad. Travis loves that Kourtney has such an entrepreneurial spirit and that she is a strong, independent mom. They feel like they’re the perfect match.”
As for how things are going between Kourt and Scott? Yeah…an E! News source says, “Scott and Kourtney have a tense relationship right now primarily because he’s been focusing on his new life in Miami and because of Kourtney getting serious with Travis. They are barely speaking. It’s hard for him to see Kourtney in love with someone else.”
May 12, 2021
How are the Kardashians reacting to Kourtney and Travis’s love parade, you ask? Welp, “Kourtney’s family is happy for her, but they’re also in a little bit of shock because they’ve never seen her like this before,” according to Entertainment Tonight. Honestly? Same!
And it doesn’t seem like the two have plans to stop anytime either. “They’re so in love and constantly fawning over one another,” ET’s source says. “They have such a strong connection and can’t get enough of each other.”
“Travis makes Kourtney feel so special and he is always showing her how much he loves her and how important she is to him,” the source continues. “Kourtney has been extremely loving toward him as well and has also been making a big effort to show how much she cares.”
Speaking of loving, Kourt actually tattoos the words "I love you" on Travis's arm. You know, just in case he wasn't 100 percent sure:
May 5, 2021
Welp, don’t be surprised if Kourt and Trav start sporting bling on that finger soon, because a source tells Entertainment Tonight that “Kourtney and Travis are in love and have talked about their future and the possibility of getting engaged and married. Kourtney hasn’t felt this strongly about anyone in a while and can see a forever with Travis.”
The fact that their families adore each other also helps a possible marriage along quite nicely. “Although the couple hasn’t been together for a while, they’ve known each other for years and have a strong connection,” the source continues. “Kourtney’s family hasn’t seen her this happy in a while and they love Travis. The couple’s kids get along great and that has made things much easier for them.”
April 27, 2021
Kourtney and Travis go on vacation YET AGAIN (seriously, does the concept of a pandemic even exist to them?), this time to Utah’s Amangiri resort in Canyon Point. To mark the occasion, Kourt posts a pic of her and Travis engaging in their raunchiest PDA to date:
But wait! That’s not all—Travis is also overcome with the vacation feels and raises Kourt’s already raunchy post with a photo set with snaps and video from their stay, which just so happens to include Travis casually resting his hand on Kourtney’s butt:
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 that casually happens to include a video of Kourt sucking on his actual thumb (can’t believe I had to type that, wow). Yes, really:
And since Travis just loves spoiling his best girl, he also got Kourt a massive flower bouquet of gardenias and tulips—I’m jelly!
“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 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.
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.”
Then Travis posts this in response:
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:
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:
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.
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.”
Sounds familiar? It should, because a few days earlier, Travis posted this to his Twitter:
May we destroy each other completely
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) February 17, 2021
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.
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.
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.”
Podcast account @NotSkinnyButNotFat is the first to make the Travis connection here, theorizing that it’s actually his lock screen (which checks out, TBH):
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:
Travis also posts a daytime pic of the same poolside view, which naturally makes people wonder if he and Kourtney are dating:
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!
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!”
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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