Travis Barker is a musician most famously known as the drummer in Blink-182. He filled in on tour for the band when their original drummer quit. After such a successful tour he was officially in the band and from there Blink-182’s fame grew. Barker found success in the music world and started working on side projects.
His personal life was always in the tabloids. In 2008 he survived a plane crash. While attempting to depart, the plane’s wheel blown out. The plane went through a fence, across a highway and crashed into an embankment. Barker and his friend DJ AM were the only survivors. Barker was in the hospital for 11 weeks recovering.
His love life is almost as dramatic as the plane crash. Read Barker’s full dating history below.
Melissa Kennedy 2000-2002
After Blink-182’s success, Barker began dating Melissa Kennedy in 2000. The couple got married in 2001 but it didn’t last long. Nine months later in August 2002, the couple got a divorce.
Shanna Moakler 2003-2006 & 2006-2009
Barker soon began dating former Miss USA winner Shanna Moakler. The couple welcomed their first child, son Landon Asher Barker, on October 9, 2003.
Barker proposed to Moakler at the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. Barker paid off the Disney employee so they had the ride for themselves. She said yes and then surprised him by getting down on one knee and proposing to him with an engagement ring.
The couple was married on October 30, 2004, and has a Nightmare Before Christmas themed wedding. They had a second child, daughter Alabama Luella Barker, on December 24, 2005.
In 2005 the couple had their own reality TV show on MTV called Meet the Barkers. The show followed the young family through their daily life and Blink-182’s final goodbye tour. The show featured the family and Moakler’s daughter, Atiana Cecelia De La Hoya, from her previous relationship with Oscar De La Hoya.
The show was on for two season and last aired in 2006. In August 2006, Barker filed for divorce. The divorce was messy and brought lots of speculation. The couple was also using the MySpace pages to criticize one another. Moakler even threw herself a divorce party despite the divorce not being finalized.
By early 2007 the couple got back together. The couple was on and off until officially calling it quits in February 2009.
Paris Hilton 2006
During Barker and Moakler’s first separation the drummer was spotted becking Paris Hilton. The two were out at a nightclub and it was very public. This didn’t sit well with Moakler, his wife at the time, and she confronted Hilton at Los Angeles nightclub Hyde Lounge.
Both women accused one another of battery and filed complaints with the Los Angeles Police Department. According to Hilton’s report, Moakler punched her in the jaw. Moakler claimed she never touched Hilton and that Hilton’s ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos bent her wrists, poured a drink on her and shoved her down some stairs.
Hilton and Barker didn’t last long.
Tara Conner 2006
Barker was rumored to have slept with ex-Miss USA 2006 winner Tara Conner. After she was crowned Conner began partying hard and was caught in an underage drinking and cocaine scandal. She was also caught kissing the Miss Teen USA winner Katie Blair at a nightclub. Conner was kicked out of her Trump Place apartment
During her downward spiral, a source told tabloids that Conner and Barker slept together.
“She has a really bad drug problem,” the source said. “Everyone at Miss USA hated her. She slept with Travis Barker and she sleeps with all the club promoters.”
Conner was also linked to Ryan Seacrest.
Lindsay Lohan 2007
During his on and off again relationship with Moakler, Barker also hooked up with Lindsay Lohan in 2007.
Years later in 2015, Barker told Complex that nothing more than a kiss happened. “What happened with us was so innocent. We kissed, we made out one night in a club full of people like children,” Barker recalled.
Rita Ora 2015
Barker met singer Rita Ora in September 2015 at a charity basketball game. He told People magazine the relationship came “out of nowhere.”
“My kids are there, I’m seeing people I haven’t seen in a long time, and my buddy goes, ‘Hey Travis, take a picture with Rita!’ And I look over, and there she is. We’d never met, and she’s just, she’s stunning. She’s a sweetheart,” Barker recounted.
Barker’s ex-wife Moakler was less than supportive of the relationship. She wished Ora good luck and alluded that they’re both using each other for networking and publicity.
The couple split a few weeks after dating.
Kourtney Kardashian 2019-Present
Rumor has it that Barker is dating reality TV star, Kourtney Kardashian. The two are neighbors and sometimes Barker is even in the background in Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But now the neighbors/friends might be more than friends.
Barker has been longtime friends of the Kardashians. In fact, he met Kim Kardashian in 2006 when he was seeing Hilton. Years later he admitted that he had a crush on Kim and they were flirty together. But the two ended up just being really good friends.
The two have been spending more time together than ever before leading rumors that they’re now dating. What do you think about the rumored couple?