One year after Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker tied the knot, the founder of Poosh has now officially taken on her husband’s surname. In a recent Instagram post on June 29, 2023, the reality TV star proudly announced that she had updated her driver’s license to reflect her new married name. Alongside a photo of her updated license, which showcases a classic black and white headshot, Kourtney captioned the image with a simple request: “Say my name.” And indeed, her new name now reads as Kourtney Kardashian Barker.
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Kardashian took to her Instagram Story to answer some curious queries from her fans regarding her decision to include her maiden name as a middle name on her license. Clearing up any confusion, she explained the long-standing tradition where the bride typically adopts the husband’s last name, but retains her original last name as her middle name. Kardashian shared these insights through a slide on her screen, stating, “In case you didn’t know… It’s been a tradition for the bride to take the husband’s last name, and traditionally, she drops her middle name and keeps her last (her ‘maiden’ name) as her middle name. Her husband’s last name then becomes her new last name.”
Kardashian has reached another joyous milestone in her relationship. The former star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians delighted her fans on June 17, 2023, by revealing that she is expecting her first child with the talented Blink-182 drummer. Making the announcement at a vibrant Blink-182 concert held at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, Kardashian shared a heartfelt video capturing the moment. Surrounded by the energetic crowd, she held up a handcrafted sign that simply declared, “Travis I’m Pregnant,” paying homage to the iconic music video for Blink-182’s beloved song, “All the Small Things.” As soon as Barker caught sight of Kardashian’s heartfelt message, he spontaneously left the stage to plant a tender kiss on his wife’s lips, solidifying their shared excitement and love for the upcoming journey of parenthood.
In a heartfelt follow-up post, Kardashian shared a delightful carousel of photos, capturing moments before and after the concert, where she proudly showcased her growing baby bump. Each photo exuded her overflowing gratitude and joy for the blessings and divine plan that she believes are unfolding in her life. And then, about a week later, the reality star treated her followers to an exciting video capturing her gender reveal. With the simple caption “or,” the clip featured Kardashian seated on Barker’s lap, positioned behind his drum set. As he played a drum roll, anticipation filled the air. The grand finale revealed a burst of blue streamers shooting up, signaling the exciting news that they are expecting a baby boy.
A few days later, Kardashian graced her Instagram feed with stunning images from a maternity photoshoot, featuring her and her husband basking in the joy of their recent gender reveal. With a minimalist caption of “,” the post radiated a sense of serenity and anticipation. Barker couldn’t resist joining the conversation and left a comment, teasingly hinting that he already knows their son’s name. It’s worth noting that Kardashian is also a loving mother to her children Penelope, Reign, and Mason, whom she shares with her ex-partner Scott Disick. On the other hand, Barker is a proud father to Landon, Alabama, and Ariana, whom he shares with his ex-partner Shanna Moakler. The expanding family’s journey is a testament to the love, growth, and beauty of blended families.