Shanna Moakler on Travis and Kourtney: ‘don’t alienate my children’

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Earlier this week, Kaiser wrote about Shanna Moakler regurgitating the rumors that Kim Kardashian slept with Shanna’s ex, Travis Barker, back when Shanna and Travis were together. At the end of that post, there was a possible catalyst, some DMs that Shanna’s 15 year old daughter, Alabama Barker, posted about her relationship with Shanna. Shanna has, once again, run to the press to bash Travis and his new girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, by claiming that they are alienating Shanna from her own kids.

(Shanna) Moakler… was married to the Blink-182 drummer from 2004 to 2008. They share son Landon, 17, and daughter Alabama, 15.

Barker started publicly dating [Kardashian] in January and the duo have gushed over one another ever since.

While she insists she’s OK with the romance, Moakler struggles when her ex-husband gets their children involved.

“I think it’s in poor taste to have your new girlfriend sit there while you put a skull and cross bones over my name and post it. … But why post about it if you’re not trying to shade me? And then, of course, you know, my kids see that. They see their father basically insulting their mother, you know?” she told Us, referring to Barker getting Kardashian’s name tattooed on him and later having the reality star tattoo “I love you” on him as well.

Earlier this week, Moakler’s children took to social media to talk about their relationship with their mother. Her daughter, Alabama, shared via Instagram: “My mom has never completely been in my life. Can you guys stop painting her out to be an amazing mom? Did your moms ask to see you on Mother’s Day [because] mine didn’t? I’m done keeping it a secret.”

Her son, Landon, also wrote in a TikTok comment that Moakler wasn’t “in [their] lives like” Barker was.

The Rhode Island native added that her only issue is what their kids are witnessing and how it impacts her bond with them.

“I don’t have any feelings toward either one of them, like, I’m not jealous of them [Travis and Kourtney], I don’t think about them. Like I’m in a relationship with Matthew and we’re doing our own thing. If they want to run off into the sunset like by all means, but you know, don’t alienate my children in the process,” Moakler said.

[From Us]

Last week, Shanna was criticized on social media for removing her Travis Barker tattoo. When she responded to those folks, she referenced the skull and crossbones being tattooed over her name as well. I get that it bothered her, but she needs to scale back her reaction. Shanna keeps saying she doesn’t care about Travis and Kourtney and yet she constantly takes swipes at their relationship. So it’s hard to take her at her word.

Which brings her to the next point: are Travis and Kourtney alienating Shanna from her kids? We’ve been hearing for a while how well Kourtney is getting along with Travis’ kids. They’ve appeared on each others social media and remember Kourtney got Alabama that flashy Prada bag for Christmas. At the time I thought it was Rich People’s Games, but now it looks like more like it was Feuding Parents Games. However, if what Alabama and Landon said in the article is true, that Shanna checked out and is focused on her boyfriend Matthew Rondeau, then Shanna needs to step back and leave Travis and Kourtney alone.

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  1. Lauren says:

    She could try being around more for her kids instead of following her ex’s and his new girlfriend’s every move.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Both parents sound bad and association with a K member sounds worse. Ks pull a lot of strings and if it’s on social media with them involved, they’ve probably orchestrated and approved it.

      Kourtney stays directly out of most messes, but is involved behind the scenes and benefits so everyone is being trashy here.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        If his kids are saying they see him more than their mom, it’s true. Moakler has admitted that are with him more than her because he lives in a gated mansion & he’s just cooler. Her words. I think this bickering with exes is just drama for the last season. But it’s involving kids so that’s trashy & Barker should not allow that. He fought Moakler for custody so many times, accused her of being neglectful. So this is just wrong to not say something.

  2. Chaine says:

    I wish both parents would pipe down. Shanna wasn’t doing this until Travis and Kourtney started making a big production of themselves. They’re all in their 40s and it has got to be embarrassing to the teenagers to see their parents trying to out-sexy each other on social media to millions of people,

  3. Ariel says:

    I hate to take the Kardashian’s side, but social media pda is pretty common. Shanna’s constant reacting to her ex and his new girlfriend is way over the top.
    I remember post plane accident when he was in the hospital and she was there – there were pics of her outside smoking looking forlorn- so sure their love ran deep even after break up – but he does get to move on.
    And she really needs to leave their kids out of it. If your ex’s partner adores your kids- that’s a huge bonus for your kids.
    She is making herself look desperate and awful, and I wonder what her boyfriend thinks of her ex obsession.

    • Humbugged says:

      Outside smoking and in doors trying to get him to sign over his assets to her. That was her deal

    • Meg says:

      I was always suspicious if she called the paps to photograph her outside the hospital as she layed it on thick crying

  4. Oh_Hey says:

    This is just sad for everyone involved given that the adults are all 40+ and should know better, even if it’s just for the sake of keeping the kids out of it.
    I’m not anti-Kourtney and for a while she was my fav KarJenner. She went to college, seemed to hate being filmed, and is like a Normal person in that she can’t take Kim or the rest of them when they’re being crazy. Plus she left the show in a blaze of glory slapping Kim and calling them rightfully toxic.

    With that said she’s the least bothersome to me and looks to be a legitimately good mom. Travis was the same on his show with Shana. He was already famous and rich and it was out at the mid 2000s height of blink 182. That show was to launch her like Jessica Simpson a few years before. But she was mean and lazy even then. She was always in bed and the kids were always with Travis. To this day Travis is with them the most, even his stepdaughter who he’s seen and treated as his own since he and shanna got together. They were even super close on the show before Landon and Alabama were born.

    Shanna has been desperate for attention since this happened even though Travis and the Ks and the kids have been hanging out for years. Travis has been denying the “slept with Kim thing” since the mid2000 too. I’m over her and her Brad Pitt-esque “alienation” garbage eva use she’s been doing it since I was still a teen. Essay over lol

  5. KatianaD says:

    Do rich people not do that thing where you wait 6 months to meet your partner’s kids? And extravagant gifts from a new “step parent” seems weird (like a bribe) to me but then I’ve never had a step parent

    • Kb says:

      I actually just saw the other day that Travis and his kids were on Keeping up with the Kardashians before, with Kourtney saying they were friends and their kids were close. So I guess even the kids were all friends before.

  6. lunchcoma says:

    Her kids are nearly adults. She really needs to start dealing with them directly, because she won’t be able to point to Travis when they’re 18 and 21.

    • MM2 says:

      This! I think this shows just how checked out she is from them. They are teenagers & you can contact them directly to have a relationship, so the fact that she’s blaming someone else tells you that she doesn’t see them as separate people & isn’t willing to do the work to treat them as autonomous. I never judge people for cutting off toxic parents that won’t treat them as respectable humans…in fact, it’s the brave thing to do.

  7. Belle says:

    Shanna Moakler has been whining about this new relationship since it began. She notes that she is over it but she keeps talking about it. She is pressed, immature and toxic. Now she’s using the kids as a way to talk about them in the press as if she’s so concerned about her children and not the relationship. But we all know what’s going on.

  8. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    I find her to be so gross and desperate.

  9. Leigh says:

    Sounds like she alienated herself, which is very often the case. It’s hard to alienate a loving, involved, healthy parent.

  10. Jess says:

    I’ve heard more about her in the last 6 weeks than in the last 15 years combined, she’s using this to get attention for herself, period. She’s the one running to media outlets every other day. If both of her children are saying she’s not fully in their lives I believe that. I remember from their show she used to sleep all day while Travis and nannies took care of the children, I’m sure those habits don’t change once your children are older and more self sufficient. Her Instagram is all pictures of herself posing in skimpy clothes and trying to look sexy, that says a lot to me, she’s very self centered and clearly loves playing a victim.

    I’m sure Travis isn’t perfect and it isn’t easy watching your ex fall madly in love, but she’s making herself look horrible, in my opinion.

    • Erica says:

      OMG yes! She didn’t do any sort of parenting at all. Travis and the nannies took care of her daughter with Oscar too! She would party all night, sleep all day and had very little interaction with the children.

  11. Kb says:

    I think she might be a narcissist, among other things, so my heart breaks for her kids. It does seem at least like Travis has proritized them, and even calls Atiana his daughter and always includes her, which is really big of him considering she’s not his biological daughter but has stepped up to the plate. Shanna seems thirsty AF, her daughter says her lame boyfriend cheats on her, and in a way she just seems very sad and like she needs to be a better mom and have a purpose besides trying to still look hot. I’m gonna believe Travis and the kids when they say she’s not around. Her priorities don’t seem in check.

  12. LadyE says:

    I don’t care for any of these adults, honestly, and don’t see any reason to question the kids on the broader point of their mom not being involved. BUT. This?? “Did your moms ask to see you on Mother’s Day [because] mine didn’t?” Did your mom ask you (her child) to see her on MOTHER’S DAY? What the what is this. This is supposed to be a complaint against the mom in this scenario? Sorry, but no. If you didn’t call, visit, or invite your mom somewhere on Mother’s Day, own it. That’s your choice and may be perfectly valid for any number of reasons. But, don’t try to flip it that you are hurt that your mom didn’t ask YOU to see her on Mother’s Day. That’s 100% on the kid to organize and initiate if it was wanted and is hardly an indication of a mom doing something mean to their kid, quite the opposite in fact.

    • Jess says:

      If this was a grown adult I’d agree with you, but her daughter is 15 years old, she’s a child and clearly has issues with her mother. It’s on Shana or Travis to make Mother’s Day events happen.

      • LadyE says:

        That’s fair, but I’d say that’s maybe on Travis. I think a 15 year old shouldn’t expect her mom to ask her to do something on Mother’s Day.

      • Oy_Hey says:

        This – “BuT I’m YoUr MothEr” is gross. You have to be a parent to actually be a parent. Giving birth/providing the sperm makes you an egg donor/sperm donor/surrogate but it does not make you someone’s mom or dad.

        I don’t know all the ins and outs here, but it should not be on a 15 yo to get their parent to spend time with them on Mother’s Day. Its on the 40 yo old mom to call their kid and make plans in advance. Also these kids are old enough by CA law to choose where they live and they chose travis. Atianna, who is not Travis’ bio child, also seems to have chosen him they same way he willing chose to be her dad. What does that say about Shanna??

    • Humbugged says:

      Mybe she could have took her to visit a peodophile again ?

  13. Krystina says:

    When your kids say you’re an absent parent, etc., it’s time to put down that phone, step away from Social Media and put the work in to hear them and fix it. Shanna needs to hear this. Instead, she’s all over being messy and not giving a rat’s a** about her kids.

  14. DS9 says:

    She’s talking about these kids like they are babies who can’t make their own decisions.

    By 15 and 17, the die is cast and you can’t get back those early bonding years. A new, five minute old relationship can’t sour a parenting relationship unless it was already broken.

  15. Lulu says:

    I think this is more about Shanna Moakler is a dead beat mother than Travis being in love with Kourtney. It was obvious on their realty show 10+ years ago she was a selfish,lazy parent. Tiger doesn’t change their stripes.

    Finding emails and texts doesn’t mean there was an affair – there was a flirtation perhaps but Shanna strikes me as a liar.. Shanna sounds like she would be the insane jealous type anyways and blow things out of proportion. Also During this time they were “working on their marriage”, Shanna also cheated on Travis with Gerard Butler of all people. There are PHOTOS. She is so manipulative and such drama – I can only imagine what hell it is to have her as an coparent and mother. She takes no responsibility for nasty behavior.

    I think she’s a gross person.

  16. Veruca Salty says:

    Travis and Shanna are both trash and they both suck as parents. One look at their kids’ social media accounts and you can see their parents have failed them. It’s really sad.

  17. PrincessMe says:

    Let me first say that I don’t know if Travis has been alienating the children, so I won’t comment on that aspect. When you’re a parent though, you put forth the effort to be a part of your children’s lives and show them that you care. I have 2 children and I can’t imagine putting the onus on them to have a relationship with me.
    My mother had this narrative that my grandmother “alienated” me from her (granted, my situation was different from this one since I grew up with my grandmother). That wasn’t the case though, my grandmother never spoke ill of her and always encouraged me to talk to/see her. I lived fairly close to my mother, but she didn’t put forth the effort to see me, and when I did put forth the effort, I just got hurt. So I stopped. If I saw her, I was pleasant; if she asked for something and I was able to, I gave it to her – but I wouldn’t call it a “relationship”.
    I’m in my 30s now and that’s always been our dynamic, but if you listen to her – she regrets giving me to my grandmother because everything that happened was my grandmother’s fault.

  18. Laura says:

    If you look at Alabama’s Instagram it’s clear that no one is looking out for her.

    • Erica says:

      Alabama’s Instagram makes me so uncomfortable. Both of her parents are failing her, big time.

  19. Guest says:

    Pretty pictures.

  20. Annie says:

    Shanna sounds like a high-conflict baby mama. Divorced for over a decade and still caring enough to comment on her ex-husband’s new girlfriend. Who cares if they PDA all over social media? Better yet, why does SHE care so much about the PDA, the tattoo, etc. if she is in a loving, stable relationship? The problem with such women is that they think they will always have a “hold” on men they have kids with even after the relationship is over. They can move on and be very blatant about it but heaven forbid the guy moves on in the same way. Lastly, their kids are teenaged, not young kids where you have to ease in a new GF/BF. The kids say so themselves that they do not have much of a relationship with their mom. Why would they say that? Because their dad is dating a Kardashian? They probably said so because that’s how it is.

  21. Lea says:

    When Travis and Shanna separated the first time it was clear she wasn’t mother of the year and she had plenty of issues. Travis was actually fighting her in court to protect the kids and as far as I remember he was pretty successful. He was always the one taking care of the kids – the two they have together and her child from a previous relationship.
    Her three kids spent time recently with Kourt and Travis at Disneyworld – even her eldest seems to enjoy her stepdad’s company more than her mom’s.

  22. Bread and Circuses says:

    Moakler is using her ex for publicity, and there really aren’t many layers to this story beyond that.

  23. shanaynay says:

    The whole lot of them are nothing but famefockers!!!!