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Plus, a relationship timeline to get you caught up on the celebrity romance.
Date July 16, 2021
In the seven months since they began dating publicly, Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker have become one of the most visible couples on social media. From their flirtatious comment exchanges to their PDA-filled couple pics, these two are very open about how utterly obsessed they are with one another. This is why the internet is having no trouble at all believing the rumour currently circulating that they just got engaged. Let’s examine the evidence.
Last weekend, the celeb couple jetted off to Vegas to watch a UFC fight. In Kravis fashion, they made no efforts to conceal their PDA while attending the event. The duo also shared a slew of romantic pics from their weekend away. Barker’s daughter Alabama reshared one of their posts to her Instagram Story, writing, “So happy for you guys.” This prompted fans to beg the question, what exactly makes her “so happy” for them?
Kardashian’s hairstylist Glen Oropeza added fuel to the rumour-filled fire by sharing a series of photos of the couple to his Instagram, with the caption: “NOWWW I understand why ppl tie the knot in Vegas 💒🥲🖤 There’s nothing like love AND a good time.”
If you really read into it, (which, of course, we did) it seems even Kardashians’s post alludes to some secretive Vegas shenanigans. The KUWTK star posted a series of photos of the couple holding hands and laughing, captioning it: “what happens in Vegas.” What are you implying, Kourt?
Though an engagement may seem abrupt to some, judging by the lightning speed at which this relationship has progressed, tying the knot is not a farfetched possibility for this love-struck duo. To better contextualize their infatuation with one another, here’s a look at Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s most significant relationship milestones over the past seven months.
January 2021: The Kourtney and Travis romance rumours begin
After the two post pictures on their respective Instagram Stories with the same Palm Springs destination view, fans begin speculating that they are dating. E! News reports that a source close to the couple confirms the two are an item on the low.
February 17, 2021: And just like that, it’s Instagram official!
Kardashian posts a subtle yet unmistakable confirmation picture to her IG feed. The post, which shows her holding hands with Barker, was then re-shared to his Instagram Stories.
February 21, 2021: Exchanging love letters
On his Instagram Story, Barker shares a handwritten note from Kardashian, which reads: “To lots of fun adventures, may we destroy each other completely. Love Kourtney.” Saucy!
March 4, 2021: Barker opens up about dating Kardashian
The musician appears as a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, where he talks about how, as a father, he appreciates that his new girlfriend also has kids.
“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?’,” he said. “And now I’m spending time with a woman who’s a great mom, who’s a great friend and you don’t have to worry about any of those things. It just comes natural, it’s like a maturity thing.”
March 22, 2021: The L-word
After weeks of flirtatious comments and captions on Instagram, the celeb couple confirms they’re officially in love. On his Instagram Story, Barker posts a picture of a note that reads, “I love you” in Kardashian’s handwriting.
April 10, 2021: Sexting via IG captions?
Barker posts an action picture of him playing the drums, captioning it, “All day I dream about sex w/ you.” And in case it wasn’t clear who he was talking about, he made sure to tag Kourtney Kardashian in the photo.
April 18, 2021: Barker celebrates Kardashian on her birthday
For the reality star’s 42nd birthday, Barker pulls out all the stops. Aside from gifting her a very elaborate floral arrangement, he posts an adorable birthday message on Instagram. “I FUCKING LOVE YOU! 🖤 YOU’RE A BLESSING TO THIS WORLD,” wrote the drummer under a series of photos and videos of the couple. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”
April 27, 2021: Love is in the desert air
The KUWTK star shares a photo of Barker holding and kissing her on a desert vacation, writing in the caption, “Just Like Heaven.” The Blink-182 star comments, “🖤 EVERYTHING.” He also posts a pic of his own from the getaway, writing, “Anywhere with you.”
May 12, 2021: Bound by ink
The Poosh CEO shares a series of photos on Instagram that show her tattooing her boyfriend’s forearm the words “I love you.” In the caption, she writes, “I tattoo.” Barker cheers her on in the comment section, calling her a “woman of many talents.”
July 8, 2021: An adorable musical moment
A video taken by Barker’s daughter Alabama shows the couple getting cozy on a piano bench, playing a duet of “Heart and Soul.” The musician then shares the video to his own Instagram feed, jokingly writing, “Album coming soon.”
July 9, 2021: Family bonding
Kardashian posts a series of photos and videos of her daughter Penelope on her ninth birthday with a new drum set. One of the videos shows Barker helping the birthday girl practice her drumming skills. He comments on Kardashian’s post, writing: “Penelope you’re a rock star.” There are many perks of your mom dating a famous drummer, it seems.
Families blending in harmony, countless romantic getaways, and even a tattoo commitment. Whether or not they’re engaged remains unconfirmed, but Kravis is definitely endgame.
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