Travis Barker is getting ready to marry Kourtney Kardashian for the third time. Melissa Kennedy was his first wife when the blink-182 drummer married for the second time. Here’s where you can learn more about Travis Barker’s first wife!
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are planning their wedding. On Sunday, October 17, the 42-year-old reality actress and 45-year-old drummer revealed their engagement on a Montecito beach surrounded by roses, where the “All The Small Things” drummer proposed. Travis will be the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s first marriage, but the musician has previously married Melissa Kennedy and Shanna Moakler, both from 2004 to 2008. Here’s where you can learn more about Travis Barker’s first wife!
1. Travis and Melissa were married for less than a year
Travis and Melissa married during the peak of his band’s success, blink-182. Travis joined the band in 1998 and contributed to the legendary album Enema of the State, which was released in 1999. Take Off Your Pants And Jacket was released in June 2001, and it quickly became a fan favorite. Travis married Melissa in September 2001, shortly after his second album with blink was published, but the couple divorced in August 2002, according to IMDb.
2. She was featured in blink-182’s documentaries
Melissa has maintained a low profile, however she was featured in both of Travis’ band’s documentary shorts. In 1999 and 2002, Blink-182 released The Urethra Chronicles and The Urethra Chronicles II, two albums that chronicled the band’s antics. Only those two credits are included on Melissa’s IMDb page.
3. Melissa helped run Travis’ clothing brand while they were married.
Travis has dabbled in the fashion sector in addition to being an all-star drummer. Famous Stars and Straps, a punk and hip-hop-inspired label he founded in 1999, is still going strong today. Melissa was the clothing brand’s vice president from 1999 to May 2002, according to Melissa’s LinkedIn page, just before she and Travis split up.
4. Travis had Melissa’s name tattooed across his neck
Travis’ tattoos make him instantly recognizable. In true punk rock form, the drummer for “I Miss You” is coated in ink from head to toe. According to Body Art Guru, Travis had Melissa’s name tattooed over his neck in script years ago. While having an ex’s name permanently tattooed on your neck may seem embarrassing, Travis doesn’t have to worry because he covered it up with a beautiful rose tattoo. Travis debuted a tattoo with Kourtney’s name shortly after the couple went public in April 2021.
5. Melissa is a realtor
Melissa has kept a quiet profile after she and Travis split up, although her LinkedIn page is still public, and she changed careers to real estate after stepping down as vice president of Famous. From June 2003 to March 2006, she worked as a salesperson for Pacific Sands Mortgage and Realty Inc., and from March 2006 to the present, she worked as a real estate broker for Lifestyle Estates Realty And Funding Inc.