Less than one year into dating, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged. The couple has taken the next step in their relationship and are all set to get married.
The couple confirmed the engagement news on Monday, 18 October, on their respective Instagrams. Barker proposed to Kardashian at a beachside hotel in Montecito, California which took place just as the sun was setting. The couple stood in the middle of a floral set-up decorated by candles.
This is Kardashian’s first time getting married and Barker’s third. She announced the news on her Instagram, writing, “forever @travisbarker,” in the caption. “FOREVER ♾” he commented on her post.
Among those celebrating the engagement was Kim Kardashian, who tweeted footage of the couple kissing and added, “KRAVIS FOREVER,” along with a ring emoji. In the video, Kourtney’s huge diamond ring can be spotted.
Per E! News Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson were both present at the time of the proposal.
“Kourtney looked very surprised to see Khloe and Tristan there,” a source told E! News. “Travis escorted Kourtney down to the beach, where he had red and white florals set up in the shape of a heart. It looked very romantic. I could see Kourtney smiling from ear to ear and put her hand over her mouth looking surprised. The family cheered for them and went back into the hotel.”
In May, a source told Entertainment Tonight that the two had talked about possibly getting married, but Kardashian was more reluctant then.
“Getting engaged and married one day has definitely been a topic of conversation between Kourtney and Travis,” the source said. “Travis would absolutely love to tie the knot with Kourtney, but Kourtney hasn’t been sure that’s the step she wants to take in their relationship right now. She is extraordinarily happy and doesn’t feel the need or want the pressure of getting married.”
“There are a lot of other factors that concern her if they were to take their relationship to that next level, one of them being Scott [Disick] and more importantly, her kids and what that adjustment would mean for them,” the source continued. “It could be a lot to process, even though everyone sees that Kourtney is undeniably in love with Travis. Kourtney sees herself loving this moment and is just taking everything one day at a time and enjoying their time together.”
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have been packing on PDA ever since the two started dating.
The couple’s dating rumours first start doing the rounds when they were first spotted having dinner with their kids in Malibu in 2019. Two years later, the friendship developed into something romantic.
From February 1, 2021 they officially started Instagram flirting and by the 9th of that month the couple engaged in PDA. What followed next on 17th Feb was an official announcement by Kourtney when she posted a picture holding Travis’ hand and close family friend Khadijah Haqq McCray wrote “When friends become lovers ❤️” in the comments. And the rest as they say is history!