Shanna Moakler has opened up about her true feelings on the marriage of her ex-husband Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian! The former beauty pageant maven, 47, gave an interview and stated without guile that she hopes the best for her children with the Blink-182 drummer — while praising the couple’s lavish Italian wedding celebration. “I wish the happy couple a lovely marriage,” Shanna told Us Weekly in an interview published May 26. “It was a beautiful gesture to include my children in such a gorgeous affair.”
Travis and Kourtney married for the third time in a massive event in Italy, attended by the Kardashians, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, and of course, Travis’ children with Shanna, Landon and Alabama Barker. Atiana De La Hoya, 23, Shanna’s daughter with Oscar De La Hoya, is also very close with her former stepdad and was included at the wedding.
Shanna told the publication that she was especially happy that her kids “looked happy and got to see Italy.” Shanna, a former Miss New York USA 1995, was married to Travis from 2004-2008, but she was no stranger to celebrity relationships — she had also dated Dennis Quaid, Billy Idol, and Oscar, the father of her oldest daughter.
Shanna’s warm wishes for the newlyweds aren’t the first time she’s extended an olive branch, either. She also commented after they had a “practice wedding” back in April. “Congratulations to the happy couple,” she told People in a statement about their April 4 Las Vegas ceremony. “I wish them the best that life has to offer on their journey together.” The Blink-182 band member and Keeping Up With The Kardashians maven reportedly said their vows in front of an Elvis impersonator after Travis performed at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
However, Travis and Kourtney weren’t actually legally married, so they ultimately tied the knot in a legal ceremony at a courthouse in Santa Barbara, California on May 15. They then held their Italian celebration on May 22 in Portofino, surrounded by family and friends.