In an alternate universe, did Travis Barker end up with Kim Kardashian instead of her sister Kourtney Kardashian?
As the sisters’ feud unfolds on “The Kardashians,” fans are poring over the archives — including Barker’s memoir, which His “strong charm” has been described“To Kim Kardashian.
“All their problems are now understood,” a user wrote,
In the 2015 memoir “Can I Say,” the Blink-182 drummer, who is married to Kourtney Kardashian and expecting a child from her, revealed that he also had an affair with her younger sister, Kim Kardashian.
TODAY has reached out to Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Shanna Moakler for comment.
At the time, Barker was dating Paris Hilton, who was in Amsterdam, Netherlands, for the rock band’s tour show and brought Kim Kardashian with her.
“Kim organized people’s wardrobes and, at the time, she was working as a Paris wardrobe girl,” he wrote in the memoir. “She would grab Paris’s bags, put them in the closet, unpack them, put everything where Paris could find it.”
Barker then said that he, Hilton, Kim Kardashian and others rented bicycles and rode “all over Amsterdam.” During their ride, he said they “all got high like kites in a coffee shop,” then headed to absinthe bars and the iconic red-light district.
“I kept secretly checking out Kim, telling Lil Chris, ‘I don’t care if she’s the best girl, she’s hotter,'” he wrote.
Barker revealed that he and Kim Kardashian stayed in touch after Amsterdam, but after arriving back in Los Angeles, he was busy struggling to recover from a broken hand before completing Blink-182’s European tour. He flew back to Europe and was “using more drugs than ever before: OxyContin, weed, and now alcohol.”
But guilt set in and Barker said he was “in a dark place” who asked, “Who was I – a father or a rock star?” He went home at the time to care for his two children, Landon and Alabama, both of whom he shares with ex-wife Shanna Moakler.
Once back in California, Barker said he bought a home for the family before he and Moakler separated in 2008. The singer opens up about his post-breakup love life in the book, which includes an affair with Kim Kardashian.
“When I was spending some time with Shanna, I started talking to Kim Kardashian,” he said.
Barker said Kim Kardashian’s sex tape had just been released and she had recently broken up with Ray J. The now 42-year-old told him she was in the early stages of planning a reality show for her family. “I respected his enthusiasm,” he wrote.
The two then began “hanging out”, meeting for lunch and dinner together, as Barker described in his memoir.
“You might think I’m the worst thing I’ve ever done to this girl because of her tape, but it was completely unlike any other encounter I’ve had with a woman: With Kim, I was like a gentleman to her.” Didn’t want to be anything else,” he wrote. “It was very strange.”
Barker detailed their time together: using her in his company’s commercials, swimming at his house, watching the Fourth of July fireworks together, meeting Kim Kardashian and her family at her clothing store.
“We were really sweet to each other like little kids, and then when we were apart, she would call me and say, ‘I want to see you again,'” he wrote, He replied, “‘Me too,'” she wrote.
He and Moakler resumed talking and met once again, he wrote, but he “really wanted to see Kim.” According to Barker, Moakler found out about his relationship with Kim Kardashian and at a party he “poured the drink on Kim”.
But Barker and Kim Kardashian remained idealistic.
“Kim and I have never touched each other,” he wrote. “This didn’t have to happen.”
Years later in 2020, Barker invited Kourtney Kardashian, now 44, to a movie, she revealed on “The Kardashians,” although the older sister was interested in the drummer “long before they started dating.”
In February 2021, the two became official on Instagram with Kourtney Kardashian sharing a photo of the couple holding hands in a car. Barker then shared the heartfelt image on her Story.
Kourtney Kardashian recounts her first kiss on “The Kardashians,” which happened during a movie night in 2020. In the same episode, Kim Kardashian commented on the relationship, saying, “Kourtney has just been in this amazing relationship. It’s like the first time I’ve ever seen her happy. I’m so happy with her win,” Kim said. – She really deserves it.”
Barker proposed in October 2021, eight months after her Instagram debut. Both of them got married in May 2022. In June, Kourtney Kardashian announced her pregnancy at Barker’s Blink-182 concert, holding a sign in the crowd that read, “Travis I’m pregnant.”