Renowned musician and drummer of Blink-182, Travis Barker, recently set the record straight, vehemently denying longstanding rumors that a previous infatuation with Kim Kardashian led to tension and a rift with his now-wife, Kourtney Kardashian.
The rumors resurfaced and gained traction when snippets from his 2016 memoir, “Can I Say,” began circulating again earlier this year. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, Barker expressed his frustration, calling the speculation “ridiculous” and a gross misinterpretation of the situation.
“People think they've unraveled the mystery behind our feud just because I shared a little information. It's ludicrous,” Barker remarked.
Barker Dispels Womanizer Rumors
Barker was quick to shut down the rumors that painted him as a womanizer, stating, “It’s like, ‘Kourtney’s fans are worried about Travis.
He’s a womanizer.’ Just stop it”. He elaborated on the comments he made about Kim in his memoir, where he described her as “f—king hot” and recounted moments when he found himself secretly admiring her during his brief dating stint with Paris Hilton in 2006.
Barker, 47, emphasized that sharing these details was a therapeutic exercise for him, meant to put those feelings behind him. Now happily married to Kourtney, Barker insists that there is no bad blood or drama within the Kardashian family regarding his past feelings for Kim.
“That’s her sister. She knows about our past conversations. Nothing inappropriate ever happened,” he clarified. Kim, 43, previously quashed the rumors about any romantic involvement with Barker in 2021, responding to a fan’s inquiry on Instagram with a resolute “NO!
False narrative! We’ve been friends for years, and I’m so happy for him and Kourt”. Ironically, the actual source of Kourtney and Kim's feud was a disagreement over a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show, which was featured on Hulu’s “The Kardashians”.
Reflecting on the incident, Kourtney admitted to the complexity of sisterly relationships, stating, “It’s a rollercoaster. You can have the fiercest arguments, but then a simple funny text can make everything okay”.
The Kardashian sisters have since resolved their differences, moving past the heated words exchanged. Kourtney, now 44 and a mother of three, is eagerly anticipating the arrival of her fourth child with Barker, highlighting that even in the most turbulent times, family ties remain strong and resilient.