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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have been friends for years, but in late 2020 that all changed and now they're shaping up to be one of our favourite celebrity couples. Here's a look back at how it all began for these two, from family dinners to flirty Instagram comments to finally making things official - and getting engaged!.
Let's take a look at their relationship timeline, starting with the most recent update:
23 November: It's no secret that Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are the definition of loved-up. But, that doesn't seem to stop them from reminding the world just how in love they are. And, tbh, we're very here for it.
Taking to Instagram to once again show off their love story, Travis told his 6.1 million followers that life with Kourtney is "perfect." Sharing a series of photos from their family holiday in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, he simply wrote: "Perfect day."
In the carousel of holiday snaps, Travis and Kourtney cuddle up for a beachside embrace. Other photos show him spending some quality time with his kids, Alabama (15), Landon (18), and stepdaughter Atiana (22) — all of whom he shares with ex-wife Shanna Moakler.
As always, fans took to the comments section to share their appreciation for the couple. "You look so cute together, can’t wait to see your wedding," wrote one fan, with another adding "I love you two together."
Here's the rest of Kourtney and Travis's relationship history, because let's face it – this is a true modern romance story:
2019: Kourtney and Travis dating rumours first start doing the rounds when the pair are spotted having dinner with their kids in Malibu. However, the Blink 182 drummer swiftly plays things down at the time, telling People, “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.”
While a source told E! News that it was nothing more than a friendly family dinner. "They've been friends for years," the insider revealed. "They've lived in the same neighbourhood for a long time and they see each other at church and with their kids."
January 11, 2021: But, two years later, it looks like friendship has developed into something romantic when eagle-eyed fans notice Kourtney bought Travis's daughter Alabama a Prada bag for Christmas - the same bag she also bought sister Khloe. A source told The Sun at the time, "Kourtney and Travis are very close and they have unreal chemistry."
January 24, 2021: The pair's Instagram followers notice they're posting pictures from the same location: Kris Jenner's incredible Palm Springs home. Confirming the news, a source told People, "They're in Palm Springs together. They've been dating for about a month or two. They've been friends for a long time but it's turned romantic. Travis has liked her for a while."
January 27, 2021: A source reveals how Scott Disick feels about Kourtney and Travis dating (not that Kourt should care, but y'know). "Scott hasn't been reacting much to Kourtney and Travis dating," the insider told Entertainment Tonight. "It's always a bit of an adjustment when one of them is dating someone new, but at the end of the day, he obviously wants Kourtney to be happy and they're focused on co-parenting together."
February 1, 2021: The Instagram flirting has officially started. The Blink 182 star uploaded a video of him playing the drums for a group called Feeble in 1995 on Instagram, showing off his impressive skills. "Wow," Kourtney replied. We see you, Kourt.
February 2, 2021: Fans are convinced Travis's lock screen is a picture of Kourtney after she posted a picture of *someone's* lock screen featuring a fire bikini pic of her to her Instagram Stories and added: “P.S. This lock screen does not belong to me.”
February 3, 2021: This time it's Travis's turn to leave a comment on one of Kourtney's pictures:
February 4, 2021: An Entertainment Tonight source now says Scott is actually a little "jealous" of their relationship after all. "[Scott] is definitely a little jealous. Scott does know that he has the upper hand being the father of Kourtney’s kids and that they still have an incredibly special bond, and no one can come between that. Their history together and love for each other can’t be touched by anyone else, and they both know that.”
February 9, 2021: Kourtney and Travis are spotted together for the first time since the relationship rumours started, and they weren't shy about showing some interesting PDA. And by interesting PDA we mean playing thumb wars across the table. Cute. The duo enjoyed a date night at a Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles, with an eyewitness saying they seemed "very close".
"They seemed completely taken with one another as if they were the only two people in the world," they told E! News. "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."
February 17 2021: It's Instagram official! Kourtney posts the sweetest picture of her hand in Travis's and although she keeps it simple and forgoes a caption, close family friend Khadijah Haqq McCray confirms the news by writing, "When friends become lovers ❤️" in the comments.
Kourtney's lifestyle and wellbeing brand, Poosh, also chimes in with a reference to a Blink 182 song (the band which Travis is the drummer in) saying: "We’re feeling this 😉." (Ten points for whoever is behind that account). As for Travis, he opts for a black heart emoji and reshares the post on his Instagram Stories. OH YOU GUYS!
February 21 2021: Travis took to Instagram to show off just how loved up the couple already are. On his Instagram Story, he shared a love note from Kourtney, which read: "To lots of fun adventures, may we destroy each other completely. Love Kourtney."
March 4, 2021: Travis has opened up about his relationship with Kourtney during an appearance on Drew Barrymore's CBS talk show. While he didn't mention the KUWTK star by name, he did reference the love note Kourtney recently wrote him.
"To lots of fun adventures. May we destroy each other completely. Love, Kourtney," the note read. Drew joked, "My love note would be like, 'Can we get to bed early and watch a movie?'"
But Travis disagreed, saying: "I would prefer the opposite. I would prefer to, kind of, go in the blaze of glory and ball of flames."
The father-of-three also opened up about dating partners who don't have kids and those who do. "I've done both up until now. I dated girls who didn't have kids and I find it hard because they would have trouble understanding like, 'Why don't you want to go to dinner every night with me?' or 'Why don't you want to see me every night?' And now I'm spending time with a woman who's a great mum, who's a great friend and you don't have to worry about any of those things," he said.
The Blink 182 star continued, "It just comes natural, it's like a maturity thing. And I also really like missing someone and cherishing the time that I spend with them instead of every day being with them, especially in the beginning of the relationship. I think missing someone is so important." So cute.
March 14, 2021: Travis leaves an emoji comment on Kourtney's Instagram page and fans pick up on the cheeky message. "My happy place," she wrote alongside two bikini photos in front of a swimming pool.
"😍" Travis commented, which has since had over 4,000 likes and 100 replies. People are very much shipping this couple!
March 19, 2021: Love is well and truly in the air for Kourtney and Travis, who have been sharing cute pics on socials like there’s no tomorrow. Most recently, on Friday 19 March, Travis took to Instagram to show off their romance once again.
A photo posted to his story shows “Travis [heart] Kourtney” written in chocolate on a white plate.
Just a few days before, the pair were spotted packing on the PDA while out and about in Los Angeles. Kourtney had her arms wrapped around Travis’ waist and her head on his chest as they waited for the valet to drop off their car. When the car arrived, Travis held open the door for her while she got in.
So, uhhh, if anyone wants to write us a cute message in chocolate let us know, yeah?
March 24, 2021: Right, these two are getting pretty serious now. It's not just Instagram comments and winky faces (although, it's still that a bit), now it's full-blown "I love you" notes.
In his latest Instagram Story Travis shared a picture with fans of a note from Kourtney reading "I love you" along with a little heart drawn next to it. Although he didn't explicitly say the note was from Kourtney, fans quickly recognised her handwriting from a previous note she had left for Travis a few weeks earlier.
These two, eh?
March 29, 2021: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are spotted on a double date with Machine Gun Kelly, who has collaborated with the Blink 182 star in the past, and actor Megan Fox in Las Vegas. The two couples were in sin city to watch a UFC match, and both were snapped looking extremely cosy in the VIP section.
The outing comes as Travis got a new tattoo that fans are convinced might be a tribute to his girlfriend. There are two clues potentially linking the new tat to Kourtney, so be prepared to get your detective hat on for this one:
Travis's new thigh tattoo reads "You're so cool!" in what looks like somebody's handwriting along with a love heart, with Travis even sharing a video of him finishing his own tattoo himself. Rather you than us, Travis.
Kourtney, of course, showed her support for the new tat by commenting "You’re so cool!" on Travis's video too.
Safe to say the pair love the quote, and that's because it's actually a line from the Quentin Tarantino film True Romance. Eagle-eyed fans have spotted that Kourtney actually posted some screenshots from the film on Instagram back in January, and it's thought that the couple have a mutual love for the film.
But the clues don't stop there. Fans have spotted that the handwriting on Travis's tattoo looks just like Kourtney's own handwriting, which we've previously seen in a sweet note that Kourtney left for Travis.
The note, which Travis previously shared on his Instagram story, said: "To lots of fun adventures, may we destroy each other completely. Love, Kourtney."
Fans have certainly spotted the link between the notes and Travis's tattoo, with one commenting on his Instagram post, "Did Kourt write that on you! ❤️". Meanwhile, another said, "Kourtney wrote that huh 😍❤️🙌🔥".
April 9th, 2021: If there's one thing we know, it's that celebrities in relationships love getting tattoos, and Kourtney and Travis are apparently no different. The new couple who went public in January look to be getting pretty serious. Not only are there 'I love you' notes, but now it looks as though Travis has got Kourtney's name tattooed on his chest.
Earlier on today, while on the set of a new music video Travis was spotted with what looked to be the word Kourtney tattooed across his chest, just above his left nipple. While we were busy zooming in to confirm that it was definitely the word we thought it was, Kourtney herself posted a close up of the tattoo on her own Instagram.
While we don't know when exactly he got the tattoo, it wasn't there in a picture of Travis from the end of March so it looks like it could be a pretty recent addition. Well that's quite the commitment isn't it...
12 April 2021: Fans CANNOT get over the candid admission Travis just made about his sex life with Kourtney. The drummer took to Instagram to share a super suggestive caption, before tagging the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star in the photo, despite the fact she's not actually present. Wo-oh.
"All day I dream about sex w/ you," he wrote with the picture of him drumming, tagging Kourtney in the sky. Not only did Kourtney like the pic, but fans were all over it in the comments.
One wrote, "Awww Kourtney forever ❤️❤️❤️ " while another added ,"Lucky Kourt!" another put, "He's in love!"
27 April 2021: There's no better way to say 'we're in love and we want everyone to know it' than a cuddle in swimwear in the middle of the desert, right? "Just Like Heaven," Kourtney wrote with a photo of her straddling Travis as he picked her up.
"🖤 EVERYTHING," the Blink-182 drummer commented, before sharing the post to his story with a screengrab of The Cure's song 'Just Like Heaven' on his Stories.
12th May 2021: These two are quickly becoming the PDA-est of all couples. From the kissing in the desert picture to that thumb sucking video we feel like we've had quite the insight into their whirlwind romance. And it doesn't look like they'll be stopping anytime soon either. Travis recently took to Instagram Stories to show fans his brand new Goop candle, and it's "Kourtney's Orgasm" scented, of course.
I mean, congratulations to Kourt and Travis who seem to be having the time of their lives together, but also, wow.
21 May 2021: Kourtney and Travis go to Disneyland just days after Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, and the Blink-182 drummer shares some PDA pics from their trip (because of course).
"Happiest Place On Earth 🌍" he wrote with a picture holding Kourt's hand, to which she replied, "happiest" with a red love heart.
July 3, 2021: Kourtney and Travis spent the weekend together with his daughter (15-year-old Alabama Barker) and step-daughter (22-year-old Atiana De La Hoya, who he helped raise with his ex, Shanna Moakler). Atiana tagged Kourtney in her Instagram Story as she shared snaps from their weekend away.
Speaking to E! News about Kourtney's relationship with Travis' kids, a close source revealed she's become like a "second mother" to them.
"Kourtney has become very close with Travis' kids recently," said the source, adding that she's been "a huge support system."
July 7, 2021: Travis' daughter Alabama catches the couple playing a duet of 'Heart and Soul' on the piano together and uploads a video of the sweet moment to her Story. She captions the clip: "This is what I come home to 🥺."
In the video Kourtney and Travis, aka Kravis, look *so* loved up as they sit close together on the piano bench – each with a massive smile on their face.
Travis later shared the video to his own Instagram feed, captioned: "Album coming soon."
Seriously! Just when we thought these two couldn't get ANY cuter.
July 9, 2021:
The pair celebrate the ninth birthday of Kourt's daughter Penelope, and according to Kourtney's Insta Travis got her the most ridiculous bday present. The Blink 182 drummer gifted Penelope her very own personalised pink drum kit.
Kourtney even posted an adorable video of Travis teaching P how to play the drums, and we're all sorts of obsessed.
July 10, 2021: If there's one celebrity couple who aren't afraid of a little (read: a lot) of public PDA, it's Kourtney and Travis.
On Saturday night they were spotted enjoying a major make out session at an Ultimate Fighting Championship match in Las Vegas. The official UFC Twitter account shared a video of them kissing in front of the crowd, along with the caption: "The hottest ticket in town! @TravisBarker, @KourtneyKardash & @JustinBieber just some of the stars shining at #UFC264!"
In the clip, the couple look playfully at the camera before smiling at each other and locking lips.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) July 11, 2021
We wonder if they even watched the match or just, err, made out the whole time...
21 July, 2021: Travis hints that he used to dream about Kourtney Kardashian in a post which she then shared on Instagram, which is pretty sweet. The Blink-182 drummer tweeted to his 1.5million followers, "I dreamt what I’m living right now."
Kourtney then popped it on her Instagram stories:
September 20, 2021: Halloween? One month early? We are totally here for it.
The latest instalment in Kourtney and Travis' love story sees the couple put on a show full of PDA while they enjoyed a Halloween event more than a month before spooky season arrives. The loved-up couple attended the annual Knott's Scary Farm event in California where they posed for some super cute snaps.
The event they attended in Cali is dubbed, "the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else." So it's lucky they had each other to cuddle up to if they were feeling a little spooked.
Kourtney also posted a snap of the couple enjoying a log flume ride where she also tagged Travis' 17-year-old son Landon.
After arriving home from the event, Kourtney posted the most adorable snaps to her Instagram stories that same day, where the couple could be seen wearing matching necklaces with each other's names on.
Posting black and white photos to her social media page, Kourtney snapped a selfie where she could be seen wearing a beaded necklace that read Travis, while he wore one that spelled out Kourtney.
October 16, 2021: Travis Barker appeared on America's hit TV show Saturday Night Live on October 16. Yep, one week after Kim's iconic hosting stint.
Travis performed on the show for the first time in more than 20 years, as he drummed for musical guest Young Thug, and of course his girlfriend Kourtney was there to support him. And you guessed it, there was plenty of PDA – as per.
Kourtney took to Instagram to post some PDA-packed snaps of her and Travis making out while she wore wore a blue leopard print sparkly corset-style top, teamed with some leather trousers. Travis was shirtless and wearing a red beanie. The pair looked insanely happy and loved up as she draped her body over his, as they sat on the sofa, backstage at SNL.
In the photos, Kourtney was holding some drumsticks as she mimicked using her boyfriend as a drum kit. Travis then commented on his girlfriend's post, "You're the best drummer I know," to which Kourtney replied, "I learned from the best." Travis then shared the photos to his Instagram account.
18 October 2021: Omg! Travis and Kourtney are ENGAGED. The pair took to social media to reveal they are tying the knot after less than one year of dating. What a fairytale!
On her Instagram, Kourtney shared a photo of the pair as they kissed on the beach, surrounded by red roses and candles. She captioned the post: "Forever @travisbarker." How romantic!?
22 October, 2021: We all know just how much the Kardashian-Jenners love spooky season. It makes sense then, that to celebrate their first Halloween as an engaged couple, Kourtney and Travis went all out for their costumes.
Channeling Travis' rockstar past, the duo dressed up as Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Sex Pistols' bassist Sid and his gf Nancy were the poster children for all-things-edgy back in the 70s, and they dated up until October 1978 when she tragically died aged 20 of a stab wound. Sid was later arrested and charged with her murder, but died of a heroin overdose just four months later, before his case made it to trial.
Kourtney shared a series of photos to Insta, and captioned the post: "Till death do us part." In response, Travis commented "Our love will never dieeee."
26 October: Not content with already having 'You're so cool!' tattooed on in Kourtney's writing, as well as her actual name on his chest, loved up Travis just went a step further and got another inking dedicated to his fiancé. This time, the drummer opted for a scorpion on his upper, inner arm, along with an exact replica of Kourt's kiss mark.
Posting a snap of it on Instagram, tattoo artist Scott Campbell said, "Scorpio season. On @travisbarker… Lips straight from the mouth of @kourtneykardash. Congrats you two".
Additional fun bonus fact? Jennifer Aniston liked Scott's post, meaning she's clearly as big a Kravis stan as the rest of us!
14 November: Kourtney Kardashian took to Instagram to share a sweet birthday message to her husband-to-be. Posting a series of seriously loved-up photos, the Poosh founder said: "I f**king love you more than anything. My favourite everything. Happy birthday to you my baby!"
In the comments section, Travis responded with an equally adorable message, telling his fiancé: "You’re a dream come true, my soul mate, my everything. I LOVE YOU."
Our hearts officially just melted.
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