Travis Barker Now 2022: Age, net worth + how Kourtney Kardashian ’caused’ the singer’s music hiatus

Travis Barker rose to prominence as the drummer for iconic rock band Blink-182, however, these days he is making headlines due to his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, much to the dismay of fans.

The musician just turned 47 and there is still speculation that he plans to return to his first love music.

Barker received his first drums when he was four years old and began drumming lessons when he was five. He quickly fell in love with the instrument and has been playing it ever since, reports say.

His mother gave him his first drum set and encouraged him to pursue his dreams and his music. She died when he entered high school.

Following his advice, Barker began to take music more seriously and gained more exposure and experience performing at competitions and festivals. He eventually joined the iconic rock band Blink-182.

Their hard work and dedication paid off when the group achieved mainstream success in 1999 following their third studio album, “Enema of the State.”

With Blink-182 they achieved huge success and were one of the hottest bands in the pop-punk scene.

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Besides his projects with the group, Barker has also embarked on solo adventures. He launched “Famous Stars & Straps”, a clothing line he launched in 1999, and founded “LaSalle Records”, a record label in 2004.

In 2015 he published a memoir titled “Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums”. This comes a few years after a freak plane crash that killed several people and injured the drummer and DJ AM.

According reports, Barker and DJ AM were on board a plane that had “defective tires”. The 2008 plane crash nearly killed the drummer, but he lived to tell the tale.

Besides the accident, Barker also opened up about his life, career, addiction, and mental health issues.

In 2018, he received the Steve Harris British Drum Company Gold Badge Award, which was only given to “those who have distinguished themselves in the drumming world”.

However, in recent years, Barker is no longer actively involved in making music. He mostly stuck to himself, until he shocked the world by announcing he was in a relationship with reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian.

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In January 2021, news arrived of Barker dating Kardashian’s older sister. Fans found the couple odd, but it seemed like they were deeply in love and cared about each other.

According reportsthey got engaged the same year and married informally in Las Vegas after attending the 2022 Grammy Awards.

In May, they held an official wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.

Although fans are happy that the drummer has finally found love again, many interrogates the reality TV star’s role in Barker’s music career.

Fans suspect she might be the reason he’s taking a break from music, however, other fans credit her for making Blink-182’s world tour possible.

Barker admitted he was still afraid of flying after his accident, however, Kardashian was said to be the one who helped him get better.

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