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How Long Ago Did Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler Get Divorced?

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker seem happy together. Travis's ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, seems decidedly unhappy about the pairing. Shanna and Travis have had a pretty tumultuous relationship, but figuring out when exactly they parted ways is especially complicated. Just how long have they been divorced?

Shanna Moakler, the ex-wife of Travis Barker, is not happy about his very public relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, and she doesn’t care who knows it. Moakler has gone on the record to spill the details of several sordid tales, including infidelity and parental alienation. Most recently, She claimed that Kardashian destroyed her family. From the sounds of it, you would think Moakler and Barker’s divorce was fresh. It is, surprisingly, not. So, when exactly did the pair split?

Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker divorced in 2008

Barker and Moakler began dating in 2002, just a few months after Barker divorced Melissa Kennedy. The relationship was rather serious from the start. A year after they were first spotted together, they welcomed a child. Landon Asher was born in October 2003. He was Barker’s first child and Moakler’s second.

Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker pose for a photo together at Beachers Comedy Madhouse in 2004
Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker | Denise Truscello/WireImage

In 2004, the couple made things official. They married in a Nightmare Before Christmas-themed ceremony. For a couple of years, things seemed to be going well. In December 2005, they announced the arrival of their second child together. Things weren’t good for long, though. Just eight months after their daughter, Alabama, was born, Barker filed for divorce. In February 2008, Barker and Moakler finalized their divorce.   

The former couple’s relationship is a bit more complicated, though

According to Elite Daily, Barker and Moakler’s relationship has been described as toxic by several insiders, and the end of their relationship was just as tumultuous as their marriage. The couple made up and broke up several times in the years since their union ended, and Moakler has been accused of approaching and fighting with several women that Barker dated.

The former couple even lived in the same house for years after their split. In 2014, the police were called to the home over a verbal altercation. Things seemed to cool down in 2016 when the former flames stopped sharing a residence. In fact, fans heard very little about Moakler or Barker until news of his new relationship broke.

Travis Barker started dating Kourtney Kardashian in 2021

Barker and Moakler technically divorced in 2008, but they spent several more years attempting to work out their relationship. Even when you factor all of that in, Barker and Moakler’s relationship had ended about five years before things heated up between the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and the drummer. Barker and Kardashian made their relationship public in January 2021. That’s not when they started seeing each other, though. According to their representation, had been dating for a few months by that point. 

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are photographed at the UFC 260 Event at UFC Apex
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian | Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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Fans of the two were unsurprised. Barker and Kardashian had sparked relationship rumors several times over the years. In 2018 and 2019, the media speculated that the two were dating after they were spotted together out and about. Neither addressed those rumors. They were also seen together several times in the months leading up to their official announcement.