The 42-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and the 45-year-old Blink 182 drummer are engaged. Kourtney Kardashian shared images from the emotional proposal on Instagram with the comment, “forever @travisbarker.”
According to TMZ, Travis Barker proposed at a beachfront hotel in Montecito, California. The musician meticulously planned an elaborate floral arrangement on the beach before kneeling and proposing.
While this is Kardashian’s first engagement, she shares her three children with ex-partner Scott Disick. Barker previously married Melissa Kennedy in 2001 and Shanna Moakler in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Kardashian has also been linked to Younes Bendjima and Luka Sabbat, while Barker dated Rita Ora briefly in 2015.
In January, PEOPLE confirmed Kardashian and Barker’s relationship. They officially declared their relationship on Instagram in February, following Valentine’s Day, when the reality star published a snapshot of the couple holding hands.
Kardashian was “ready for a relationship with a more mature guy,” a source told PEOPLE in March. Barker is “not a player,” adding that he is “really nice, chill and is an adult.”
Barker immortalized his love for Kardashian in early April by getting her name tattooed on his breast. Their affection for each other has continued to heat up since then. Barker also referred to Kardashian as the “love of my life” in May.
The couple ignited romantic speculations in 2018 and 2019 after being sighted together in the Los Angeles region prior to attempting a relationship. In a March 2019 interview with PEOPLE, the musician denied the duo were dating and stated that they were only friends.
“Kourtney’s like a dear friend. That’s it,” he said to PEOPLE in 2019 at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. “I mean, I love her to death. I love her family to death. But yeah, just friends,” Barker stated at that time.
Barker received approval from Kardashian’s family shortly after they began dating, a source told PEOPLE.
“Her family and friends all really like him,” the source said. “Their kids all get along too, which is sweet.”
Scott Disick, 37, also gave his blessing to his ex-girlfriend’s relationship during the reunion of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, “I think if you really love somebody, you want them to be happy no matter what. So I do give her a blessing to be happy.”