Everything To Know About Melissa Kennedy, Travis Barker’s First Wife

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In February, after weeks of romance rumors, Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker confirmed their relationship on Instagram.

Both A-listers posted the same photo of themselves holding hands, and naturally, fans went wild that #Kravis was officially … official. 

Then in April, they broke social media when a video of Kourtney sucking Travis's thumb went viral. 

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And while 2000s pop culture enthusiasts may remember that Barker had an MTV reality show with his ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, they may not know that Moakler was Barker’s second wife, and he was briefly married before.

Who is Travis Barker’s first wife, Melissa Kennedy?

Here’s everything you need to know about Travis Barker’s first wife, Melissa Kennedy.

First of all, she's not that Melissa Kennedy.

Many pop-culture websites — including YourTango — grossly misreported bestselling author K. Melissa Kennedy as Barker's first wife. Kennedy penned The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight, which was released in 2017 and is a guide to building a successful business. She is a successful woman who has done great things, none of which include marrying Travis Barker.

Barker and Melissa Lynne Kennedy, however, got married in 2001.

The young lovebirds got hitched on Sept. 22, 2001. However, their romance was short-lived, as the pair got divorced less than a year later on Aug. 6, 2002.

Kennedy appeared in a Blink-182 documentary. 

The delightfully titled Blink-182 documentary, The Urethra Chronicles, which premiered in 1999. Her IMDb credit in the film is “self;” however, in the follow up documentary that premiered in 2002, she’s credited as “Travis Barker’s wife.”

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She’s a fierce Leo.

According to her short bio on IMDb, Kennedy was born on July 27, 1982, which makes her a Leo.

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She is a total girl boss.

According to LinkedIn, Kennedy is the broker and owner of LifeStyle Estates Realty and Funding Inc. in Orange County, California.

She’s lived a relatively low-key life after her split with Barker.

After splitting with Barker in 2002, Kennedy seemingly focused on her career and her professional life rather than dwelling on the past.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this post listed author K. Melissa Kennedy as Barker's ex-wife, rather than Melissa Lynne Kennedy. We greatly apologize to Ms. Kennedy for the error.

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