It has been two decades since anyone was keeping up with the Kardashians as they were meeting the Barkers, in one of MTV’s earliest reality TV shows, in 2005. The Blink-182 drummer, who is currently engaged to Kim’s sister Kourtney Kardashian, had his own family reality television stint in the 2000s. He and his then-wife Shanna Moakler, as well as their two children, starred on MTV’s “Meet the Barkers,” which ran for two seasons from 2005 to 2006.
Travis Barker warned Kim Kardashian
Travis Barker recently joined in for an interview with Vanity Fair. “It was unapologetically real,” said Barker of the production that included roughly 50 cameras documenting his life with ex-wife Shanna Moakler and their young children.
“They were living next door to us in trailers in a dirt lot. On call 24/7. If they knew we were up, they were filming us.” Barker said he pulled the plug on Meet the Barkers after producers asked him to manufacture drama.
After that, he said that a bright-eyed Kim Kardashian, pre-billion-dollar empire, came to Barker for advice before her family eventually signed the deal with E! “I said, as long as you have nothing to hide with your family and you want to put it all out there, do it,” said Barker. “It’s wild to think what it has become.”
Barker told Vanity Fair that he originally ended his own reality television run with “Meet the Barkers” after producers on the show asked him to create drama. Regarding his current run on “The Kardashians,” the musician told the publication that he didn’t want it to get in the way of his relationship with Kourtney. “I told her, ‘I never want to jeopardize what we have because it is sacred,” Barker said. “So I’m very protective of it.”