Travis Barker has discovered a solution to bond with girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter Penelope — by sharing his ardour for music.
The Blink-182 drummer, who has three kids — daughter Alabama, 15, son Landon, 17, and stepdaughter Atiana, 22, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler — has been mentoring Penelope on the drums when she drops by his studio. Her newfound enthusiasm for the instrument, says Barker, is thrilling. “You may’t be pushy, however you’re like, ‘Oh, do you need to study to play one thing?’” he advised Nylon on Wednesday, including that he and Kardashian gave the lady her personal drum set. “And he or she’s at all times bright-eyed and like, ‘Sure, like I’m so excited to learn to play.’ So she caught on actually fast, like tremendous fast.”
Good dad that he’s, Barker tries to not push the exercise on Penelope — though he does play trainer. “Not weekly, like, ‘OK, Penelope, we’ve got to do classes right this moment.’ However when she desires to study then, or study one thing new, I like being there to fill that little house, that artistic house in her head. I believe subsequent, she’s simply going to file one thing on the studio,” he advised Nylon.
Likewise, Alabama and Kardashian have bonded, with the teenager calling the truth star her “stepmom” on social media — a label that will or might not have irked Moakler. Prior to now, the mannequin has accused Kardashian of placing “a wedge” between her and her kids, who’ve publicly acknowledged that their mother isn’t that current of their lives (which Moakler has denied).
Barker and Kardashian went public with their relationship in February with dramatic declarations, tattoos of one another’s names, and journeys to Mexico and Italy. The primary tour was greater than a lover’s retreat — it was Barker’s first airplane trip since 2008, when the personal plane on which he was a passenger, crashed after departing from South Carolina. Barker and his pal Adam “DJ A.M.” Goldstein have been the one survivors though Goldstein tragically died the next 12 months from an unintentional drug overdose.
With Kardashian’s encouragement, Barker agreed to fly once more, supplied his girlfriend give him a 24-hour discover. “It’s nonetheless one thing very new to me, however having one thing that provides me the energy and hope to have the ability to overcome issues that have been so traumatic in my life, it simply says a ton,” he advised Nylon. “She’s positively that for me. I’m invincible once I’m together with her. It’s like I by no means dreamed, I by no means even thought of flying once more.”
Through the interview, Barker additionally shared how being a father trumps something he does within the studio. “I like being a dad. I at all times say that’s my finest … it’s higher than any music I’ve ever made or any accomplishment I’ve ever had or I’ve executed,” he stated. “I really feel like being a dad, simply nothing compares, you understand?”
Barker’s pal, rocker Machine Gun Kelly, advised Nylon that he shares Barker’s parenting ideologies. “We actually bond as unconventional dads, and he’s an ideal function mannequin as a dad and made me need to grow to be a fair higher father,” he stated. MGK has a 12-year-old daughter named Casie with ex Emma Cannon, whereas his girlfriend Megan Fox shares three sons with actor Brian Austin Inexperienced: Noah, 8, Bodhi, 7, and Journey, 4.
This 12 months, the celeb quartet — Barker, Kardashian, Fox, and Machine Gun Kelly — have been having fun with traditional guardian’s nights out collectively, celebrating MGK’s birthday, at concert events, and a UFC battle.
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