Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian have confirmed on social media that they have married.
The Blink-182 drummer proposed to the eldest of the Kardashian sisters last October, without publicly naming a date, but now, photos shared to Instagram show them on their wedding day. They were married at the One Love Chapel in Las Vegas in the early hours of Monday (April 4) immediately after his performmance with Lenny Kravitz and H.E.R. at the Grammy Awards, by an Elvis impersonator with “no licence”, according to a post by Kardashian.
“Found these in my camera roll,” she said of the wedding photos. “Once upon a time in a land far, far away (Las Vegas) at 2am, after an epic night and a little tequila, a queen and her handsome king ventured out to the only open chapel with an Elvis and got married (with no license). Practice makes perfect.”
Barker, meanwhile, more succinctly captioned his own post “what happens in Vegas.” According to the owner of the One Love Chapel, Marty Frierson, he received a call in the early hours of Monday “asking for Elvis.” Per Sky News, he told PA that, whilst he knew to expect a celebrity couple, he was in the dark as to who it would be until Barker and Kardashian arrived at 1:45am local time, with four unnamed guests in tow.
The pair will still need to obtain a marriage license in the state of Nevada to make their union official. They have been together since January of 2021; they became engaged in Montecito, California in October. Speaking in an interview with Nylon, Barker revealed last August that, with Kardashian’s support, he had traveled by plane for the first time since he narrowly escaped death in a 2008 plane crash that claimed the lives of four others.
“It’s still something very new to me, but having something that gives me the strength and hope to be able to overcome things that were so traumatic in my life, it just says a ton,” he said. “I’m invincible when I’m with her. It’s like I never dreamed, I never even considered flying again.”
This may be good news for Blink fans; since the 2008 crash in South Carolina, Barker has travelled to Europe to tour with the band via boat, posing significant logistical challenges. His return to the air could mean more consistent UK touring, with their first album since the recovery from cancer of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus “sixty per cent done” as of February 2021, according to Barker.