Many are praising Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kourtney Kardashian for helping Travis Barker get over his fear of flying in airplanes. It had been years since Travis boarded a plane after he survived a traumatic accident in 2008 that took his friends’ lives. In recent months, however, Travis has boarded private jets and toured the streets of Italy in the name of love for Kourtney. Given how madly in love Travis is with Kourtney, the Poosh founder helped the Blink-182 drummer get more “comfortable” with flying.
When Kourtney and Travis enjoyed a weekend in Cabo with momager Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble, it was Travis’ first time flying in 14 years. The “Adam’s Song” rocker had previously vowed to “never fly again” after a 2008 plane crash that took the lives of his two close friends, Charles ‘Che’ Still and Chris Baker, in addition to the two aircraft pilots. The accident left Travis with third-degree burns on 65% of his body and lifelong trauma that prevented him from boarding another plane. The only other survivor of the crash, DJ AM, passed away a year later from a drug overdose. But with Travis falling in love with his longtime friend and neighbor, Kourtney has helped him move past his decade-long fear of flying.
Many fans were surprised to see Travis and Kourtney enjoying an Italy trip together. Considering the distance from Los Angeles to Europe, it’s clear that Travis spent extended time on the flight for the first time in years. Thanks to his girlfriend, Travis has reportedly started to open up to the idea of traveling by plane. “Travis is slowly getting more comfortable with traveling now,” a source told Hollywood Life. “And it’s all thanks to Kourtney. Kourtney travels a lot so you probably will start seeing him flying more as time goes on.”
Despite him agreeing to the trip, it was no easy feat. Kourtney had to help her beau move past all the inner turmoil he was under when deciding to travel to Europe. During their trip, Kourtney and Travis enjoyed shopping dates, ice cream, and public makeout sessions that rubbed Scott Disick the wrong way. The Talentless founder managed to steal the spotlight from Kourtney and Travis after he was put on blast by Kourtney’s other ex-boyfriend, Younes Bendjima. “[Travis] was stressed and nervous and he probably will be for the rest of his life to travel,” the insider added. “But he’s never had someone like her in his life who has made him feel this way. This trip was a lot for him, but he’s glad he did it.”
Now that Kourtney and Travis are well-aware of how Scott really feels about their relationship, there is a strain between the two co-parents. Alas, Scott’s bitter feelings are the least of Travis’ concerns. As a father himself, he is busy raising his own kids while building a relationship with Kourtney. Travis continues to fuel engagement rumors with Kourtney as Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans think that the couple is moving closer to taking things to the next level. “He wanted to be with her for a very long time and he really feels like the luckiest guy in the world,” the source added. “This is a prime example that timing is everything.” Travis finally has the woman of his dreams, so he’s apparently not letting her go.
Source: Hollywood Life