What is Travis Barker's Role in Kim and Kourtney Kardashian's Feud?

Kardashian Sisters Face Strained Relations Over Personal Choices

by Zain ul Abedin
What is Travis Barker's Role in Kim and Kourtney Kardashian's Feud?
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In a surprising turn of events, the seemingly unbreakable bond between the Kardashian sisters, Kim and Kourtney, appears to have hit a rough patch, with Travis Barker, Kourtney’s husband and acclaimed Blink 182 drummer, at the center of the controversy.

According to insiders speaking on the Deux Moi podcast, Barker has been grappling with personal issues, compelling Kourtney to make the difficult decision to distance herself from her famous family. This move, however, hasn't sat well with Kim Kardashian, the mogul behind the successful Skims brand, leading to a noticeable strain in the sisters' relationship.

An anonymous source revealed, “Travis is navigating some private challenges currently, which he and Kourtney are dealing with in seclusion. This has inevitably created a barrier between Kourtney and her family, particularly with Kim, stirring up tensions”.

Adding depth to the narrative, the source emphasized that the discord isn't merely for television ratings. “The friction between Kim and Kourtney is authentic and has been simmering for quite some time now,” the insider disclosed.

Christmas Tradition Halted

The rift has had tangible repercussions within the Kardashian-Jenner clan, notably affecting their cherished Christmas card tradition, which they discontinued this year amidst the ongoing familial strife.

This feud has roots that extend beyond recent events. Barker’s previous remarks about Kim, documented in his memoir "Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums," have also fueled the fire. In his book, Barker described Kim, who was once married to Kanye West, as an “eye candy” and “f****** hot,” comments that didn't go unnoticed by the reality TV star.

A confidant close to Life & Style magazine shared, “Kim was unsettled by Travis’s past comments about her in his memoir. His close relationship with Kourtney, and ultimately their marriage, did not receive her blessing”.

Further intensifying the situation, Kim reportedly expressed her disapproval of Kourtney’s decision to tie the knot with the musician. This latest development in the Kardashian saga highlights the complexities of family dynamics and fame, as the world watches the unfolding story of these celebrity siblings.

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