Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barkers romance echoes his marriage to ex Shanna Moakler

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker broke the internet whenthey announced their engagement in October.

Travis, 45, got on one knee on a beach in California surrounded by red roses and candles, where he popped the question with a huge oval-cut diamond ring.

The loved-up pair began dating earlier this year, and haven't taken their hands off each other since going public with their romance.

Kourtney and Travis' romance has been heavily documented on social media, and Travis has proven to be quite the romantic.

However, it looks like the Blink 182 rocker is a creature of romantic habit…

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While both Travis and Kourtney have famous exes and children from previous relationships, their engagement marks Kourtney's first time as a wife-to-be.

Travis was previously married to Shanna Moakler, with the pair finally separating in 2008.

They tied the knot in 2004, and went on to welcome two children together, Landon and Alabama. Their divorce was finalised in 2008, and they have continued to amicably co-parent their children ever since.

Shanna has continuously been probed about her thoughts on Travis' new romance, and has insisted she is "genuinely happy" for him.

But, there are some similarities between Travis' romance with Shanna and his new flame Kourtney.


Over the course of their romance, Travis has gained various tattoos dedicated to fiancee Kourtney. He had her name written across his chest earlier this year, followed by the outline of her lips on his arm more recently.

Kourtney has even tattooed the Blink 182 drummer herself, inking 'I love you' on his right arm in her handwriting, and writing 'You're so cool' on his hip.

While Travis might be covered head-to-toe in ink already, it looks like Kourtney isn't the first girlfriend who he's dedicated a tattoo to.

Travis had 'ST', Shanna's initials, tatted on his hand and a love heart which was in honour of her.

Shanna had the rocker's name tattooed on her wrist also, which she reportedly got removed earlier this year.

Speaking about Travis' tattoos dedicated to Kourtney, Shanna previously said: "To my newfound haters, to clarify since everyone seems to know my personal life, my ex put a skull tattoo over our initials on his hand while his new girl lovingly looked on.

"That was done with purpose and intent along with posts to try to insult me and my happiness with my new man. Once again weird!”

When she was asked by paps if she had seen the tattoo of Kourtney's name, she said: "I have [seen the tattoo], yeah, it’s beautiful, yeah, it’s nice, it’s nice. Welcome to the club, he’s got a couple more on there, too.

“Yeah, he does, he has my name. Now it’s her turn. It’s her turn to get his name on her.”

It was recently revealed that while Travis' new black scorpion tattoo is in honour of his star sign, it was also to cover-up the love heart that was once decimated to Shanna. Ouch!

True Romance

While tattoos may just be Travis' love language, other actions also appear to mimic that of his marriage to Shanna.

It is well-known that Travis' favourite film ever is True Romance, and it played a huge role in his and Shanna's marriage.

The former couple bonded over the film when they first met, and Shanna eventually walked down the aisle to the song You're So Cool – from the movie's soundtrack.

The pair's shared love for the film played a huge role in their relationship, and even prompted them to name their daughter Alabama after True Romance's female lead.

Travis looks to have shared his love for the movie with his new partner, too. And it hasn't gone unnoticed by fans, or Shanna.

Kourtney and Travis dressed up as Alabama and Clarence for Halloween recently, the main characters from True Romance.

They shared a series of snaps on Instagram showing off their costumes, accompanied by various quotes from the hit movie.

Many were quick to question the choice of costume due the connection to Travis' ex-wife, and Shanna herself even spoke out about how "weird" it was.

She said: "What was weird is that they were posting about a movie that Travis and I basically bonded over. I called him Clarence in the movie. We named our daughter after the character Alabama in the movie.

"I walked down the aisle to You’re So Cool from True Romance. Our first dance at our wedding was to the love song from True Romance."

Many have agreed with Shanna, branding the couple's use of the movie odd seeing as it played such a vital role in Travis' previous marriage.

Big gestures

Travis appears to have a thing for big gestures, making him the ultimate romantic. From the beach proposal, to Kourtney's birthday, the Blink 182 drummer always has a romantic trick up his sleeve.

For Kourtney's 42nd birthday back in April, Travis hired a plane to have a banner reading 'Happy Birthday Kourtney!' showcased across the sky.

While the gesture seemed personal, it looks like Travis has used the idea once before.

When Shanna and Travis starred in reality TV show Meet The Barkers, it was shown that for one of her birthdays Travis hired a similar plane which also showcased a birthday banner.

Shanna previously said it was "kind of weird" that Travis had repeated the action for his new girlfriend, after her own birthday celebrations were documented on the programme.

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