Before there was Kravis, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker were just two good friends.
Kourtney and Barker surprised fans everywhere when they confirmed reports of their romance in early 2021. But the two had long known each other prior to dating, and had even developed a close platonic relationship.
Ahead, we track the couple's entire relationship timeline—from Barker's initial crush on little sister Kim Kardashian to Kravis's almost-nuptials in Las Vegas.
2006: Travis Barker encourages Kim Kardashian to start her own reality TV show.
Barker first met Kim when she was an assistant to Paris Hilton, whom the drummer was dating at the time. The two struck up a friendship, and she even later sought advice from Barker on starting her own reality show.
"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,'" he recalled in an interview with Us Weekly in 2015.
At the time, Barker was the star of his own reality show, Meet the Barkers, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler. "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,'" he said. "Well, you were absolutely right!"
Barker also revealed that he harbored a tiny crush on the future reality TV mogul. "How could you not stare at Kim? Mind you, I enjoyed hanging out with Paris, but I love curvy girls," he told the outlet. "Kim was eye candy. I was no way disrespectful to Paris, but I couldn't keep my eyes off Kim!"
September 2018: The first dating rumors between Travis and Kourtney emerge.
Metro reported that Barker and Kourtney had dinner together at Los Angeles vegan eatery, Crossroads Kitchen, after the Blink-182 drummer reportedly "slid into her DMs."
He apparently "proved to be a true gentleman and escorted Kourtney to her car" following the low-key date.
March 2019: Travis calls Kourtney a "dear friend."
Speaking with People, Barker denied any rumors of romance between him and Kourtney.
"Kourtney's like a dear friend. That's it," he said. "I mean, I love her to death. I love her family to death. But yeah, just friends."
January 2021: Outlets report that Travis and Kourtney are a couple.
After the two were spotted together in Palm Springs, E! News reported that the old friends had finally taken their relationship to the next level.
"It's been very low-key," a source said. "They are a really good match, and Kourtney's entire family already loves Travis. They have been neighbors and great friends for years, and it just recently turned romantic."
The insider also confirmed that Barker had long had a crush on the Poosh founder. "Travis has always had an eye for Kourtney," the source continued. "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."
February 2021: Things get flirty on Instagram.
Entertainment blog Comments by Celebs captured a flirtatious interaction between the rumored couple on social media.
Kourtney, posting a photo of herself on a beach in an orange bikini, wrote in the caption, "Orange you glad I'm still posting trip pics?"
Barker commented supportively, writing simply, "Yesssss."
February 16, 2021: They finally go Instagram official.
Kourtney confirmed their relationship by sharing a sweet picture of the two holding hands on Instagram.
March 27, 2021: Kravis goes on a double date.
Kourtney and Barker were spotted sitting alongside Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly at the UFC 260 in Las Vegas.
— ESPN (@espn) March 28, 2021
The two also got caught engaging in some NSFW PDA in the VIP section.
April 2021: Travis gets a new tattoo.
Kravis showed their commitment to each other with the help of permanent ink.
On Instagram, Kourtney shared a photo of Barker's new tattoo: her name spelled out in curvy script.
April 2021: They go on a family snow trip.
Barker and Kourtney took their kids on a snowboarding holiday in Utah.
Kourtney shares three children—Reign, Penelope, and Mason Disick—with ex Scott Disick. Meanwhile, Barker shares Atiana De La Hoya, Landon Barker, and Alabama Barker with his ex-wife, Shanna Moakler.
May 2021: The Kardashians are "in shock" over Kravis.
A source for Entertainment Tonight revealed how the Kardashian–Jenner clan really felt about Kravis.
"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," said the insider. "Travis makes Kourtney feel so special and he is always showing her how much he loves her and how important she is to him. Kourtney has been extremely loving towards him as well and has also been making a big effort to show how much she cares."
The source added that the two were "so in love and constantly fawning over one another. ... They have such a strong connection and can't get enough of each other."
June 2021: The couple has reportedly already talked about getting married.
The possibility of an engagement was "likely," according to Entertainment Tonight.
"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," a source told the outlet, adding that the two are "just living in the moment and enjoying each day. Building a future together in a more permanent respect could likely happen."
August 2021: They have a PDA-filled Italian holiday.
Kourtney and Barker shared some steamy photos from their vacation on Instagram.
September 12, 2021: They make their red-carpet debut at the MTV VMAs.
The couple coordinated in matching all-black looks, with Barker in a black studded suit and Kourtney in a leather body-hugging minidress.
October 17, 2021: They announce their engagement.
Barker popped the question in a beachside proposal in Montecito, California, complete with a bed of roses and dozens of candles.
March 2022: Kravis reveals that they want more kids.
In a new trailer for Hulu's The Kardashians, Kourtney revealed that she and her fiancé were attempting to expand their family.
"Travis and I want to have a baby," she said in a teaser clip.
March 27, 2022: They attend the Oscars.
The two once again matched in all-black outfits, with Kourtney in a strapless midi gown by Thierry Mugler and Barker in a classic black suit and sunglasses.
They also attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party together, where Kourtney wore a vintage Dolce & Gabbana gown.
April 3, 2022: They make their Grammys debut.
The two walked the red carpet hand in hand in stylish coordinating outfits. The Poosh founder wore a black jumpsuit with cutouts from the Et Ochs fall 2022 collection, while Barker wore a black suit with a hot pink coat.
April 4, 2022: Travis and Kourtney (try to) get married in Las Vegas.
TMZ and Page Six reported that Kravis walked down the aisle at a Las Vegas chapel shortly after their appearance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. At the time, insiders told TMZ that there will be "several" other celebrations with "lots of fanfare" following the surprise Vegas nuptials.
Despite the ceremony, Kourtney later confirmed that the union wasn't yet legal, because they were unable to obtain a marriage license.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the reality TV star explained, "There was no possibility to get a marriage license at that hour. It was 2 a.m. and they were like, 'It opens at 8 o'clock.'"
She added, "We just did it anyway. It's what's in the heart."
May 15, 2022: Travis and Kourtney are now officially man and wife.
Barker and Kardashian made their marriage legal at an intimate ceremony held at a Santa Barbara courthouse, TMZ reported. Photos published from the outlet show the newlyweds posing for wedding portraits in front of a convertible with an attached "Just Married" sign. Kardashian wore a white minidress and a dramatic veil while Barker wore an all-black suit.
"They had to legally get married first ahead of their big Italian wedding, which is happening very soon," an insider told People. "All the details are set and the whole family, including all the kids, are very excited."
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