How Kourtney Kardashian’s Family Allegedly Feels About Her Relationship With Travis Barker

screenshot Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

Kourtney Kardashian’s dating history often pales in comparison to those of her famous family’s. Beyond her longtime relationship with Scott Disick which ended in 2015 and whatever that was with Justin Bieber in the aftermath, Kardashian frequently opts for paramours that will be low-key. That was until it was confirmed that she was dating Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Jaws dropped – the all-naturale reality star and the punk rocker covered in tattoos? Supposedly, Kardashian’s family has some thoughts on their unexpected couple, too.

On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the eldest Kardashian daughter has been criticized and teased for being somewhat unfeeling and unemotional towards others. But as the pics and PDA surrounding her relationship with Travis Barker come out, it’s clear that the reality star has a more affectionate side than even her family might’ve thought. A source for ET Online revealed:

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.

It has been reported that Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have been friends for years. Barker and ex-wife Shanna Moakler, who know a thing or two about filming reality TV from their Meet the Barkers show, had even made appearances on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

But the POOSH creator and drummer have supposedly been dating for a few months now, and they aren’t afraid to showcase their relationship anymore. They’ve even been spotted with their mini-me couple, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly.

Fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians have certainly never seen Kourtney Kardashian this open about one of her relationships, either. Only ex Scott Disick is a major staple on the family’s reality show, but Kardashian’s Instagram feed has been cycling Travis Barker into her normal schedule of family posts and selfies. This past week alone, Kardashian shocked fans when she posted about the time she tattooed Barker herself with the words, “I love you.” She also kind of made the internet short-circuit when she posted a heavy PDA pic of the two, which included some pretty lovey-dovey language.

As Keeping Up With the Kardashians winds down on its final season, the show has taken an interest in joking around about Kourtney Kardashian’s love life. In one episode, she and ex Scott Disick pretended like they were getting back together in order to get a reaction out of her family. They, in turn though, had no problem getting back at Kourtney by grilling her 20-year-old bestie Addison Rae about the particulars of their relationship, even implying that they might’ve been hooking up.

Regardless though, Kourtney Kardashian seems to be living her best life these days. Perhaps it’s because Keeping Up With the Kardashians is ending, as she’s wanted for a few years now, or maybe it’s because of Travis Barker.

Lauren Vanderveen
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