Travis Barker once admitted to having a crush on Kim Kardashian

Travis Barker once revealed he used to have ‘a crush’ on Kim Kardashian… as reports of new romance with Kourtney Kardashian swirl

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian have set the internet ablaze after it was reported that the longtime pals are now romantically involved. 

Shameless flirting on social media and a recent weekend getaway to Palm Springs, the relationship between the pair continues to heat up with sources telling People, ‘They’ve been dating for about a month or two.’

Despite the budding romance, Barker admitted in a 2015 interview with Us Weekly, that he once had his eyes set on sister Kim Kardashian, as he admitted he ‘had a crush on her.’ 

Sister switch: Blink-182’s Travis Barker admitted in a 2015 interview with Us Weekly that he ‘had a crush’ on Kim Kardashian. Meanwhile reports of new romance with longtime pal Kourtney Kardashian have surfaced; pictured 2020

Discussing his then romance with Paris Hilton when Kim was merely her assistant, he told the publication, ‘How could you not stare at Kim?’

Barker said, ‘I enjoyed hanging out with Paris, but I love curvy girls. Kim was eye candy…I couldn’t keep my eyes off Kim.’ 

He admitted that things did not go past being ‘flirtatious,’ and that he was in ‘no way disrespectful to Paris,’ in the interview. 

As sources continue to confirm the romance between Kourtney and Travis, reportedly the famous family is in full support of the pairing. 

New romance: Kourtney and Travis have fueled romance rumors for weeks on account of social media flirting with the pair even taking a vacation to Palm Springs over the weekend; Kim and Kourtney pictured 2018

‘He’s liked her for a long time and she just got more open to the idea. He’s a good guy and a really great dad. Her family and friends all really like him. Their kids all get along too, which is sweet,’ the insider told People. 

Barker shares Alabama daughter, 15, and Landon, 17, with ex-wife of four years Shanna Moakler, and Kourtney shares Mason, 11, Penelope, eight, and Reign, six, with former partner Scott Disick. 

The source added, ‘Travis is great guy. He is very nice to be around. Throughout their friendship, Travis has always had stronger feelings for Kourtney. He has been pursuing her for a while.’

Eagle-eyed fans first started to notice that the duo may be more than friends based on their social media exchanges in recent weeks. 

True romance: The duo have been friends for years with sources overwhelmingly reporting that the pair have been ‘dating for about a month or two,’ with Travis being in pursuit of her for a while; pictured 2018

Flirty messages: Kourtney seemed to make a nod to Travis as she posted a photo of his favorite movie True Romance on her Instagram to which he commented ‘You’re so cool’

In the comments: His shameless flirting on her social media has not stopped in recent weeks as he commented on a bikini photo of her

Kourtney posted a photo of Barker’s favorite movie True Romance, to which he commented ‘you’re so cool.’

Continuing to flirt with her on social media, he has been seen commenting emojis ranging from a red rose to a mermaid, on her various posts.  

Over the weekend, Barker seemed to confirm that the two were spending time together as he posted a photo from Kris Jenner’s backyard in Palm Springs. 

Later in the evening, the Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s star also posted a nighttime view of the pool as she confirmed their weekend getaway.  

Additionally, Kardashian reportedly gifted Barker’s daughter Alabama a $795 Prada purse on her birthday. 

Pool proof: Kourtney posed up a storm from the same pool as seen in Travis’ Instagram 

Views: The rocker posted from mom Kris’ house in Palm Springs over the weekend, placing him at the palatial desert getaway with Kourtney

The teen seemed to give the seal of approval on her dad’s relationship with Kourtney as she was seen liking a post from E! News that mentioned the two were an item over the weekend. 

In March 2019 however, Barker denied any romance rumors as he told People, ‘Kourtney’s like a dear friend. That’s it. I mean, I love her to death. I love her family to death. But yeah, just friends.’ 

Though the couple are reportedly ‘taking it slow,’ it seems that everyone in their lives is on board with the pairing – with the exception of his ex Moakler who has long been vocal about not liking the Kardashians. 

In 2019, Shanna posted a photo of her daughter with former-fiance Oscar De La Hoya,  Atiana De La Hoya, 21, to which a fan commented ‘She slightly looks like Kim Kardashian in the pic.’ 

Moakler responded, ‘Kim wishes…sorry I do not like that family.’ 

Bad blood: Barker’s ex-wife Shanna has been vocal about her dislike towards the Kardashians as she responded ‘Kim wishes…sorry I do not like that family,’ when a fan mentioned her daughter Atiana looked like Kim in a photo; pictured January 2021

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