A Timeline of How Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Went From Friends to Lovers

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian's whirlwind romance came as a surprise to most, but the very foundation of their relationship was building years before they began dating. The Blink-182 drummer and the Poosh founder met in the mid-2000s, when Barker was dating Paris Hilton, whose assistant happened to be Kim Kardashian at the time. "Kim was Paris's assistant," he told Us Weekly in 2015. "She got all of Paris's belongings together wherever we traveled."

Barker's relationship with Kourtney Kardashian was strictly platonic until things turned romantic during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. After making their relationship Instagram official in February 2021, the couple haven't been shy about showering each other with love and packing on the PDA.

In May 2022, the couple officially tied the knot, and a year later, Kardashian announced that she and Barker were expecting their first child together after months of IVF treatments. And now, their baby is finally here!

Read on to learn more about the iconic duo's biggest relationship milestones!

2020: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Start Dating
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2020: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Start Dating

In the premiere episode of Hulu's "The Kardashians," Kardashian revealed that her relationship with Barker turned romantic during the pandemic in 2020. "We were texting, and so I just put it out there, like flirtatious conversation," Kardashian recalled. "Finally, once I made it known, he asked me to watch a movie, and the whole movie, he didn't make a move."

When a producer asked Kardashian who went in for the first kiss, Kardashian said she did. "He was taking a long time," Kardashian said. "The movie was over, and then we started another movie, and I was like, 'I don't have time for this movie marathon.' So I made the first move." She continued, "The second we fell in love, I think we knew how different it was from anything either of us have ever had before."

Barker and Kardashian's romance became public in January 2021 when an insider revealed to E! News that the pair were dating. "It's been very low-key. They are a really good match, and Kourtney's entire family already loves Travis. They have been neighbors and great friends for years, and it just recently turned romantic," the source explained.

According to the source, Barker had a longtime crush on the "Kardashians" star, which definitely helped spark their romance. "Travis has always had an eye for Kourtney. The chemistry and flirtation has always been there. They have a lot in common, and Kourtney has always been attracted to how Travis is as a parent. He's an amazing, hands-on dad, and Kourtney loves that about him," the insider shared.


February 2021: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Go Instagram Official

One month after Barker and Kardashian's relationship was made public, the couple shared their first Instagram post together in February 2021. The post from Kardashian shows the two holding hands just days after Valentine's Day.


April 2021: Travis Barker Gets Kourtney Kardashian's Name Tattooed on His Chest

By April 2021, Barker took his romance with Kardashian to the next level by getting a tattoo to honor her. In a post from Kardashian, Barker is seen with her name in cursive tattooed on his chest, with her hand positioned below it.


August 2021: Kourtney Kardashian Accompanies Travis Barker on His First Flight Since His 2008 Crash

In August 2021, the drummer got on a plane for the first time since being in a deadly plane crash in 2008. The crash, which killed four people, including Barker's personal assistant and security guard, left him with third-degree burns on 65 percent of his body and a lengthy recovery that consisted of 16 surgeries, per The Independent. Following the traumatic incident, Barker was diagnosed with PTSD and refused to fly for many of Blink-182's concerts, but 13 years later, he got on a plane with the help of Kardashian.

In an interview with Nylon, Barker cited Kardashian as the reason he was able to overcome his fear of flying, saying, "It's still something very new to me, but having something that gives me the strength and hope to be able to overcome things that were so traumatic in my life, it just says a ton. [Kourtney]'s definitely that for me. I'm invincible when I'm with her. It's just like I never dreamed. I never even considered flying again."

September 2021: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Make Their Red Carpet Debut
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September 2021: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Make Their Red Carpet Debut

Barker and Kardashian made their red carpet debut as a couple at the MTV VMAs in September 2021. The couple wore matching black outfits and surprised many with their passionate PDA, which has since become a common occurrence for the pair.


October 2021: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Get Engaged

Barker tugged at the heartstrings of many hopeless romantics with his sweet beachside proposal in October 2021. The Blink-182 drummer proposed to Kardashian on the beach in Montecito, CA, complete with hundreds of red roses and candles to set the romantic tone. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Kardashian shared pictures from the special occasion, writing, "forever @travisbarker."


April 2022: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Get "Married” in Las Vegas

In April 2022, Barker and Kardashian had their first of three weddings, this one at the One Love Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The wedding, according to People, occurred around 2 a.m. and lasted about 30 minutes. Though the two were not officially married during the ceremony, as they hadn't obtained a marriage license prior, the wedding served as a practice run for their future showstopping ceremony in Italy.

May 2022: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Tie the Knot Again
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May 2022: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Tie the Knot Again

On May 15, Barker and Kardashian got legally married at the Santa Barbara courthouse, with Kardashian's grandmother Mary Jo "MJ" Campbell and Barker's dad, Randy, present, as reported by InStyle. The civil ceremony was held one week before the pair's romantic Italian ceremony in Portofino, Italy. The family affair included the pair's children: Kardashian's sons, Mason and Reign, and daughter, Penelope, as well as Barker's son, Landon; daughter, Alabama; and stepdaughter Atiana. The lavish wedding was documented in a Hulu special titled "'Til Death Do Us Part Kourtney & Travis."


June 2023: Kourtney Kardashian Reveals She's Pregnant at a Blink-182 Concert

Barker and Kardashian were open about their desire to have a baby together and their journey with IVF since their relationship took off. After months of IVF, Kardashian revealed in a May 2023 episode of "The Kardashians" that they had stopped the fertilization treatment for good. "We are officially done with IVF," she revealed (via People). "We would love a baby more than anything, but I really believe in what God has in store for us. If that's a baby, I believe it will happen."

In June 2023, Kardashian shared at a Blink-182 concert in Los Angeles that she was pregnant, posting the entire reveal on Instagram. In the video, she is seen holding a giant sign that reads, "Travis I'm Pregnant," an ode to the band's 1999 music video for "All the Small Things." After being congratulated by frontman/bassist Mark Hoppus, Kardashian was embraced by Barker while the crowd cheered.

November 2023: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Welcome Their First Child Together
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November 2023: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Welcome Their First Child Together

On Nov. 4, news broke that the couple welcomed their first child together, a baby boy. So far, no other details have been revealed, but Barker did seemingly confirm that their son would be named Rocky Thirteen Barker in a previous interview on the "One Life One Chance" podcast.