Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are not "more than friends," despite a bogus tabloid report suggesting the two may start dating. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story. We're told the relationship between the reality star and the rocker is platonic.
A headline in the latest issue of Star reads, "Kourtney & Travis: It's On!" The accompanying article says Kardashian and Barker are taking their longtime friendship to the next level. An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Everyone in both their worlds thinks they're perfect for each other, and there's definitely a spark there."
The outlet's supposed source continues, "Travis adores Kourtney and totally dotes on her, plus their kids get along incredibly well. They're a great influence for each other — he's edgy, sexy and strong enough to stand up to her when she gets demanding or bored." The questionable tipster goes on to say that Kardashian has "had a blast playing the field, but even she privately admits it's now time to settle down."
The magazine's premise simply isn't true. E! News recently published an article about Kardashian and Barker's friendship, noting that the two are neighbors and have known each other for years. They live in the same gated community in Calabasas, and their young kids play with each other. Meanwhile, Kardashian appears to be dating model and actor Luka Sabbat. Earlier this week, the reality star was spotted at his 21st birthday party in Los Angeles.
It's worth noting, these romance rumors surrounding the reality star and musician are nothing new. As recently as August, Gossip Cop called out Star's sister publication, Life & Style, for falsely claiming that Kardashian and Barker were dating. In March, we busted a RadarOnline story alleging that Kardashian and Barker were a "new couple."
Additionally, the tabloid's story is based on claims from an anonymous and untraceable "insider," but Gossip Cop checked in with a Barker's rep, who tells us on the record that it's false. The rocker's spokesperson expressed that he and Kardashian have been friendly for years and nothing has changed since the many other times romance rumors have emerged.
It should be mentioned, Star has proven to have very little insight into the reality star's love life. Gossip Cop recently busted the tabloid for wrongly reporting that Kardashian was back together with ex-boyfriend Younes Bendjima. That's obviously not the case. This latest article involving Barker is no more accurate.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.