Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker criticized for PDA at a wedding

Last month Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker got engaged. I’ll eat crow on this one, I didn’t think they’d see it through. But they did, and it was a huge, flower-filled affair with every minute caught on camera. And we know from their social media that the only thing this couple loves more than emptying local flower marts is sliding their tongues down each other throats. However, unbeknownst to Kravis, there a few occasions when tonsil hockey is seen as déclassé by others. One such time is when it is at someone else’s wedding. Kourt and Travis attended K-Klan friend Simon Huck’s wedding to Phil Riportella. Kourt posted the IG above with the caption “Going to the chapel” and tagged the two grooms. Travis replied “our turn next.” Aww. They looked amazing, too. Kourtney should wear that dress to everything.

Following their glamourous entrance, Kourtney and Travis were overwhelmed with the wedding vibe, it seemed. At the reception, Kourtney gave Travis what is being called a lap dance but was more of a lap bounce. Basically, she straddled Travis, grinded awkwardly, and made out with him.

Over the weekend, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker went to a wedding!

The wedding was for PR exec Simon Huck and his longtime BF, Phil Riportella!

Anyway, the two are apparently catching some heat for getting a lil’ TOO hot and heavy while attending the nuptial celebration. At one point, Kourtney was seen fully straddling Travis.

Users on Reddit definitely weren’t feeling the love, with one calling the display “tasteless, classless,” adding that it gave “teen hormones vibes.”

Another added, “My second hand embarrassment just went through the roof.”

[From Buzzfeed via DListed]

The defense being used is that the wedding took place on Travis’ 46th birthday. My niece’s graduation fell on my 10-year wedding anniversary and yet, somehow my husband and I avoided dry-humping in our folding chairs during the commencement address. I added one of the posts below, the reception did have kind of a night club feel. Both grooms replied enthusiastically to Kourtney’s IG above so they weren’t bothered by the display, which is good. I know climbing into each other’s laps is Kravis’ schtick, but every once in a while, can’t it just be about someone else? And if this is how they act at someone else’s wedding, you just know the Kravis wedding is going to be exhausting.

Although, it should be exciting since Kravis aren’t the only ones eager to rip the spotlight away from the wedding couple. Kendall Jenner caught some heat for wearing this cut-out Monot dress to her friend’s wedding recently. She looks amazing, but yeah, maybe not the best choice for wedding guest attire. On second thought, the Kravis wedding might be exhausting, but it will also be a circus, given who will be attending, and that I will sign up for.

Oh – ick! I just read that the guy creepily watching Kourtney macking on Travis is Kris Jenner’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble.



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  1. Noki says:

    This is funny because she was so emotionally and physically cold towards Scott. He made it sound like she only approached him for sexy time him when she wanted a baby.

    • SunRae says:

      As in?! I could’ve sworn this broad hated physical contact beyond the baby-making conjugals. She looks amazing and very happy though and at least she got all her babies from one guy which seems to really matter to the Klan.

      • Noki says:

        Do you think it really matters or it just happens to be a coincidence?They adore their mother and she has two ‘baby daddies’ I dont think they would look down on that.

      • Tw says:

        cough cough, @Noki, they have 3 baby daddies.

    • Lena says:

      I only watched KUWTK in the early years, and before Mason Kourtney and Scott were into their PDA, but like many couples once the kids came their PDA takes a back seat. More so with them maybe because Scott exasperated her more often than not.

    • Stina says:

      Maybe Scott couldn’t find the spot 🤔

  2. Erica says:

    I hate this couple. It’s so over the top I can’t take it seriously. Also, Travis and his ex wife have clearly failed their 15 year old daughter as well because when I go to her Instagram I just assume I’ll end up on some list. He should spend more time parenting than having his fiance dry hump him for all the world to see but that’s just me I guess.

    And I never thought I’d defend a Jenner/Kardashian but I believe Kendall was in the wedding and wore a beautiful bridesmaid dress and then changed for later on at the reception.

    • Ry says:

      Why hate? Then don’t read about them.
      What a weird thing to hate.
      I don’t know them but I couldn’t gaf of they tongue each other to death. How’s that hurt you

  3. Alexandria says:

    Not sure how I feel about this. I think if the hosts are fine, should be ok? Not sure if they should consider the guests’ feelings. Surely people within Hollywood PR have seen this at parties? Outside of Hollywood, maybe somebody will clutch their pearls.

    However that Corey is being certifiably creepy here.

    • josephine says:

      It’s not too much to ask people to be considerate of those around them. Grinding on someone in public is going to make others feel uncomfortable in most situations, including a wedding. I always think these over-the-top demonstrations scream fake, but even if it’s not, they could actually think about the comfort of others. We’re not talking about toning down affectionate gestures – we’re talking about toning down the simulated sex. That doesn’t strike me as pearl clutching??

      On the plus side, I love her dress and hair.

  4. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    What a fuss over nothing. Especially if the grooms weren’t bothered.

  5. Zen says:

    I guess tattooing your whole head is one way to avoid male pattern balding. Don’t know if Travis was going bald, just that the head tat ensures he’s covered (heh) that base. What is the word tattooed under his eye? Anyone know?

    • Zen says:

      I found a clear pic and blew it up. The word tattooed under his eye is “blessed”. The more you know….

    • AmyB says:

      If I am not mistaken, when Travis was in that plane crash years ago, a large percent of his body was covered with 3rd degree burns? Possibly the reason for the excessive tattoos? Again, I am not sure, but I do know he was seriously injured and most likely has severe scaring from that plane crash.

  6. Merricat says:

    If you invite a Kardashian to any event, this is what you’ll get.

  7. Jamie says:

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned that this is also being done during his own blink 182 song.

  8. pixyloo says:

    It seems like the song playing is a blink-182 song and maybe they did as a nod to his Bday? And gave him one song? And that’s why Corey is all in his face? Just seems like some fun!

    • Gillysirl says:

      that’s what I thought – it seems like she’s moving to the music. and it seems like a nightclub atmosphere after wedding party. it’s not like a waltz is playing in the background.

      • KC says:

        I do hate defend these people but yeah….a still makes it appear like Corey is creepily watching. If you see and listen to the video he (and many others) are singing along in celebration and she’s bouncing with the music. It seems it was a momentary nod to him on his birthday (which is kind of the grooms) but this kinda feels blown way out of proportion.

        This is how I feel far too frequently as a teacher…parent complains that their child is being harassed on the playground that I and many other teachers are watching. Child’s story is that they go on the hill and the boy and his playmates intentionally come on the hill “in their space” and “mess” with them. ACTUAL STORY: several classes are out at once, space is limited, the boys’ ball comes up the hill where they are and they follow it to keep playing. Girls sorta want to claim ownership of communal space but also the bosom buddy of the girl has a crush on the boy so she enjoys getting her friend stirred up and dramatizing ANY interaction with him. So we’re also treated to complaints about how he’s being a bully when they play boys vs. girls and he won’t “share” the ball. These children actually expect us to take the ball from him or force him to give him the ball during the game!🙄. Maybe I’m too foreign to be living in the US and constantly annoyed at what I perceive as pettiness. I’m so over the media and everyone else blowing things up out of proportion and causing drama!😫. Okay my mostly teacher rant is over….🥴

    • ElleV says:

      yeah this all seems silly and lighthearted and a nod to his bday, and it’s not like this was some x rated slow grind sitch

      there are plenty of legit reasons to criticize the Kardashians and dancing sexy at a clubby wedding reception seems like a nonissue

      • EveV says:

        Agree with all of you here. This was a total night club vibe and probably during the Blink182 song, it was the grooms’ “tribute” to Travis’ birthday and they’re just having fun. Also, Corey is all in Travis’s face hyping him up, so not sure how he was being creepy towards Kourtney here?! Idk, this whole blow up is about nothing.

  9. CindyP says:

    Relationships that start out hot & heavy flame out just as fast

    • 2lazy4username says:

      not true. my relationship started out with the deepest, most profound infatuation i have ever experienced. two years in and we are going to buy a house together in the next six months and plan to get engaged in the next year. yes, i know two years is nothing in the grand scheme of things – i have plenty of relationship experience having previously been with my ex-husband for 30 years, so i understand how shit works. but a realtionship can indeed start out “hot and heavy” and flowery and insanely intense, and morph into everlasting love. glad for kortney that she gets to experience this. she looks deeply happy.

    • Anne Call says:

      Yeah, the divorce will be spectacular.

  10. canichangemyname says:

    Personally, I find it kind of tacky and it’s not something I would do. BUT … Kardashians gonna Kardashian. If the grooms aren’t bothered, then I don’t really see the problem.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      ITA plus it happened with a blink 182 song played (according to some other commenters).
      I wouldn’t do it but the grooms don’t care so why should anyone else? Different people have different levels of comfort with PDA. If a couple is being too intense for me at a party I just walk away & find other guests to chat with.
      There is a lot of things the Kardashians do that I find insufferable & unethical ie. being culture vultures, the way they publicly bullied Jordyn Woods etc… But intense PDA isn’t something I can be bothered caring about.

  11. Stef says:

    Such a lack of class but is anyone really surprised? He makes me want to dry heave, I don’t know how anyone could find him attractive.

  12. Turtledove says:

    This might be the most random observation, but I clicked on the link to see the dress that Kendell wore to her friend’s wedding. My first thought was, that is a wardrobe malfunction just waiting to happen.

    But also, they show her in the dress side by side with a model wearing it for the designer. And this is the first time it occured to me that when model’s buy clothes, it will likely often fit them just like the model in the photo. That has never been the case for me, or probably most women. If I look online, I will see model’s in the clothes I buy, and to generally guess what it would look like on me. For starters, this dress Kendell is wearing would look INSANE and frankly, obscene on me. Yet for her, she looks almost identical to the ad. I dunno, it just seemed funny that it had never occurred to me before.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      I had the same realisation a few years ago (can’t remembered what prompted it). It helped me understand
      a) why a lot of famous womxn strictly monitor their weight, food intake & movement. Because most people (even famous celebrities) can’t afford custom designer clothing for every public appearance & photo shoot. So not being able to into a sample size would cause complications & leads to social shaming.
      b) why plus sized actresses struggle so much with public appearances. Because designers *can* dress them in beautiful pieces. But it’s marginally more effort. Plus the fashion industry has deeply *toxic* attitudes about weight. It’s why I’m a fan of designers like Christian Sirano. As well as womxn like Ashley Graham, Jameela Jamil & Queen Latifah who wear outfits that they feel glorious in. They’re basically pioneers for size inclusivity. It’s lovely seeing more & more womxn embrace their bodies & celebrate with clothes that make them feel good. (I realise Jameela is straight sized but she does use her platform to discuss EDs & body positivity.)

  13. L says:

    at a younger age, behaving similarly was simply my insecurities in full messyass view. it is chaotic, and it makes other people around uncomfortable at most ages, but it looks just downright silly at this era in these two dingdong’s lives. its not that adults shouldn’t have fun and enjoy a relationship, either! they’re just being as cringe as the younger couples who you mostly almost expect this behavior from and it is…sad looking! you can be showy and lovey without making it weird and intrusive to everyone around you?? it is not difficult. and I’m not even really all that prude in my sensibilities, but damn! keep it to simple kisses and cuddles at a damn wedding! especially someone else’s! even if the folks getting married approve, its always gonna be tacky to shift focus from the people you’re suppose to be celebrating! idk, im getting sick of these two acting like straight up phony fools in public. they feel so inauthentic /because/ of their constant ridiculous behavior.

  14. Same says:

    How krass

    I guess it is her turn though , the rest have scraped the bottom of tacky, isn’t she the lazy one?

  15. Size Does Matter says:

    Lap dance and wedding do not go together. Ever. Draw the line right there.

    Also, I never realized it but he must be tiny. She’s teeny tiny and he doesn’t seem much bigger.

    • ElleV says:

      i dunno, it depends on the vibe and it seem like this was during the reception and largely in tune with the clubby vibe – when i got married, i wasn’t paying attention to how people were dancing at the reception because who cares as long as people are having a good time? grinding during the ceremony… that’s another matter lol!

  16. Liesel says:

    I can’t decide if this is the “real” Kourtney or if she’s taken on a whole new persona to match her boyfriend. She’s changed a lot since getting together with Travis, from the frequent PDA, rocker-babe fashion, to the 90s era hair cut.

    There’s also the possibility that all of this is her way of getting back at Kim for that “least interesting to look at” insult from 2 years ago. Actually, I’d bet that’s entirely the reason for this new Kourtney and her relationship with Travis. That comment from Kim infuriated her and cut deep. I’ll assume she loves how much attention she’s getting now. Once the focus recently shifted slightly to Kim and Pete Davidson, Kourtney responded with the PDA to pull focus back to her.

    • JT says:

      I always found Kim’s comment rather funny because Kim looks nothing like her old self, while Kourtney looks generally the same, plus or minus some tweaks here and there, but still very pretty. Mom looks like an alien and gravity is doing her fake a** no favors. Kourtney’s body looks good.

      • ME says:

        Have you seen recent pics of Kim? I don’t know if she’s doing extra photoshop or what, but her hips are half the size they used to be. Her butt is also smaller.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      That makes sense. I love a rocker chick vibe (although I prefer the personal style of celebrities like Megan Fox, Patti Smith, Willow Smith, Beth Ditto & Kesha).
      But Kourtney’s aesthetic has *completely* changed since she started seeing Travis. So she’s either finally comfortable being herself publicly or she’s moulding herself to fit the relationship. Maybe it is a competition for attention with Kim? Idk how any of these womxn will cope if their daughters grow up and want to be famous. They like money sure but they all seem to like attention even more.

      • ME says:

        Kim and Kourtney both change their styles based on who they are dating. There are loads of pics to prove this lol.

        Also, I think Kim is going to have the hardest time as her daughters get older. She will most likely try to compete with them. I can see Kim dating a guy in his 20’s when she is in her 50’s…a lot like Kris Jenner. I can also see Kim being a stage mom of the worst kind.

  17. ME says:

    Yet she’s the one who wanted to end KUWTK because she just “wanted to be a mom”. Now she spends all her time with Travis and is constantly looking for attention. Is anything this family says true?

    Also, did anyone see the video where Kim made a speech at this very exact wedding? It was for their good friend Simon, who happens to be Gay. Kim said during her speech “I haven’t been to a gay wedding since my second wedding”. Her second wedding was to Kris Humphries. What is she trying to imply? Kris Humphries is not gay (at least not openly). Her “joke” was horrible…yet no one is talking about it.

    • Coco says:

      Wow just wow. She used the guy, cheated on him when she found someone more famous made herself the victim and is still sh*t talking him. I think like a bully she only does it because he’s weak and doesn’t say anything back unlike the love her life Reggie, Kanye or Ray J. The others are too are to forgettable to go after.

      Did she mean her third wedding I’m sure if she would have said that people would be talking.

      • ME says:

        I remember Kim also alluding to Tyson Beckford as being gay. He fought back. I think he said something like how he didn’t like the work she had done on her body and she replied back that he doesn’t like her body because he’s gay (not her exact words but something similar). What is her deal? How does she keep getting away with this sh*t?

  18. lucy2 says:

    Tacky, but expected from them, none of them have any class. That dress Kendall wore to some other wedding was ridiculous too.

    IMO they haven’t “seen it through” yet, they’ve only gotten engaged. Will they actually get married is another question. They seem happy together, so whatever, good luck to them.
    Face tattoo…no thank you.

  19. detritus says:

    They act like teenagers in love, PDA included.

    I just hope it lasts when the new relationship energy fizzles.

  20. Suzybontime says:

    He’s sucking in her in through the sex.

    • ME says:

      Scott was at the wedding too ! I wonder if this was to piss him off ? Immature really.

      • Lena says:

        Yeah I was in The Who cares camp if they were dong it during the reception not the actual wedding but then I heard Scott was there and that was just disrespectful.

  21. February-Pisces says:

    I think weddings can be quite awkward socially because you have so many different people under one roof celebrating together. You have grannies aunties uncles who might be more traditional mixed in with you mates that you like to party with. If it was my wedding I’d terrified of everyone I know being under one roof together and would hope my friends would be sensible in front of my old school relatives. But having said that I don’t think the grooms are that bothered and Kourtney n Travis look really happy.

  22. molly says:

    I’m fascinated by people that become famous as fully formed adults. Kourtney was 28 when the show started and lived a relatively normal life among normal people to that point. She’s not some former child star who’s always been surrounded by fame and excess. She’s not some teen/20-something influencer who grew up online and has no clue how to not be the center of attention at all times.

    She graduated from regular college in the early 00s! She knows better! She knows dry-humping your boyfriend at a formal, adult wedding is wildly inappropriate, and YET!

  23. AAW says:

    Isn’t Simon Huck a publicist who has been on reality TV? And he’s close friends with the Kardashians and has been for many years? THIS behavior is the only reason HIS wedding is getting publicity…I’m sure he’s THRILLED.

  24. jferber says:

    Merricat, yes. I agree with you, as I usually do.

  25. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    A Kardashian being tacky? 😱

  26. Anne Call says:

    So many kids have grown up in messy dysfunctional families with nightmare parents (thank you mom and dad for being so normal). Now it’s not just at home privately the messiness occurs, it’s plastered all over the internet and social media. Going to be so many kids talking about dealing with parents that plastered their life all over fb and Instagram.

  27. why? says:

    Why is the press even surprised? The Kardashians/Jenners make everything about themselves. Kim was supposed to be talking about prison reform, but made it all about how she was in a robe without any clothes. 8 people(since then 2 more people died) were killed at Travis’ concert, and Kris made it all about how her pregnant daughter and grandchild(who were surrounded by security guards) made it out safe. Every month Khloe declares that she has Covid just so that she can do promotional ads for a useless product. Kendell tried to pass herself and a Pepsi off as a solution for social unrest(at the time there were a lot of protests about police brutality). And then there is Kris who attempted to benefit from her friend’s death by writing a book.

    The overtop PDA is nothing more than a storyline for their show. I starting to think that Travis is having some sort of mental episode. Maybe she was hanging out with Addison Rae because it was “research” for the madly in love with Travis storyline.

    So Kim made a hateful joke about her second husband? Kim is just upset because her second husband completely cut her and her family off and refused to play along with their narratives like Pete, Kayne, Scott, Lamar, and Travis did. Why does the press continue to allow the Kardashians to bash and spread lies about their exes and any woman(Chloe Moretz, Jordan, any woman who “dates” Kanye) who they perceive as threats?