Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have only been public with their relationship for a few months, and they’re already our favorite celebrity couple. What with raunchy declarations of love and full-on chest tattoos, at least they’re not boring.
Here’s a complete timeline of their sexy tryst:
2015: The Blink-182 drummer told Us Weekly about his “crush” on Kourtney’s sister, Kim Kardashian, whom he met when he was dating Paris Hilton years prior. “How could you not stare at Kim?” he said at the time. “Mind you, I enjoyed hanging out with Paris, but I love curvy girls. Kim was eye candy. I was no way disrespectful to Paris, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off Kim!”
He even claims Kim came to him for advice when she was approached by Ryan Seacrest with the original idea for Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “‘I think my family is interesting and it could be something,’” he recalled Kim saying. “I gave her the best advice I could.”
2015–2020: In February 2019, Kourtney and Travis sparked dating rumors when they were spotted grabbing dinner in Malibu, though it’s been reported the two have been friends “for years.” It’s worth noting that they both live in the same gated community in Calabasas, California, and the drummer even appeared on KUWTK and Kocktails With Khloé.
January 2021: Fans start speculating after Travis left a rose emoji in the comments of one of Kourtney’s mirror selfies, dropped a mermaid emoji on another pic, and commented, “You’re so cool” on another. Buzz got much louder when each posted photos from the same hang at Kris Jenner’s home in Palm Springs.
“Kourtney and Travis have had a platonic relationship for years and they’ve been friends and family friends for a very long time,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Recently something sparked and their relationship has turned romantic.”
February 2021: This is when the fun truly starts. On February 17 the pair went Instagram official.
Travis clearly loves emojis: He commented on this one with a red heart.
March 2021: Travis moved on from emojis to gushing about his girlfriend on The Drew Barrymore Show. “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,” Barker told Barrymore. “It just comes natural, it’s like a maturity thing.”
April 2021: Early in the month, the pair took another trip—this time to the mountains. Though they didn’t share any photos as a pair, they were clearly in the same place based on their Instagram activity.
By April 9, however, the couple got a lot less coy. And by less coy, we mean Kourtney shared a photo of Travis Barker’s chest, which now includes a permanent tattoo of her name.
The next day Travis shared a photo of himself drumming with the caption, “All day I dream about sex w/ you,” which many fans have deduced are lyrics from the Korn song “A.D.I.D.A.S.” Still, it’s worth noting that he tagged Kourtney. Was she in the photo? No. Was she the photographer? Also no.
So yeah, things were heating up even before Travis Barker’s NSFW declaration of love. In honor of Kourtney’s 42nd birthday, the musician went all out. First, he decorated her home in a magnificent arrangement of tulips and gardenias, which Kourtney noted are her “favorite flowers.”
Then came the viral Instagram tribute, which included pictures of the pair making out. A video even shows the Poosh mogul sucking on her boyfriend’s thumb. “I FUCKING LOVE YOU! 🖤
YOU’RE A BLESSING TO THIS WORLD,” he captioned the post. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY.”