Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and British pop star Rita Ora were spotted together not too long ago, but it looks like the hot new couple has already ended their romance.
A new report claims that Travis Barker and Rita Ora have already gone their separate ways. The two had a brief affair after the “Poison” singer met the tattooed rocker at the Power 106 All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sept. 20. Barker, 39, and Ora, 24, were then photographed together at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. But according to Barker’s recent interview with the Daily Mirror, it appears that the couple has called it quits.
Travis hinted to the British tabloid that he just wants to keep things casual at the moment.
“I don’t have longing to be in a relationship 24/7.”
He said that he would rather focus on his children and music. In that same vain, Travis revealed that he’s an “a**hole to women,” so maybe Rita lucked out there.
The news about their split comes after Barker gushed over Ora in another interview with The Mirror. He even went as far as to call the singer his “sweetheart” and admit that their relationship “came out of nowhere,” although they will “just enjoy it.”
“I performed with Tyga and Kid Ink. We had just met through passing. We have a mutual friend named Willie T. I had walked up and he was like, ‘Yo, take a picture with Rita.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ We just took a photo together, but obviously she’s stunning and she’s awesome.”
This also comes after a report that claimed Travis’ ex-wife Shanna Moakler warned him about dating the up-and-coming pop star. During her interview with the Daily Mail, the former Playmate called out the former X Factor UK judge for dating her ex. Shanna didn’t hold back when discussing Travis’ addiction to pills and women during their marriage. She revealed that he would sleep with other women behind her back, and she sarcastically wished Rita “good luck” with her ex. Ouch!
She did have some nice things to say about Barker though. When asked what drew Ora to Barker in the first place, she said that he’s attractive because of his rocker lifestyle. She also added that Ora probably wanted to date Barker because she wanted the relevancy and publicity. It does seem like Ora is known for her high-profiled relationships, rather than her burgeoning music career.
Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler were married from 2004 to 2009, and have two children together, Alabama, 9, and Landon, 11. He was also previously linked to UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste. Ora just ended her relationship from Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Ricky Hilfiger, in the summer. She was previously linked to DJ Calvin Harris and Rob Kardashian.
When news broke about Rita Ora and Travis Barker dating, reports claimed that the couple was moving quickly in their relationship. The two even started dressing alike, as previously noted by TMZ. Travis’ rocker style was already rubbing off the “Black Widow” singer, who’s typically known for her urban street style.
Meanwhile, an inside source told Us Weekly that the hot new couple were “inseparable” since they met on that faithful day in September. The source added that both Travis and Rita were into each other, and they bonded over their love of music and tattoos.
But it looks like Travis Barker has his eye on someone else already. Or, maybe a certain body type. He revealed to Us Weekly (via the Daily Mail) that he was lusting after Kim Kardashian in 2006 when he was dating her former best friend, Paris Hilton. Barker told the tabloid that although he enjoyed Hilton’s company, he really wanted a woman with curves.
“Mind you, I enjoyed hanging out with Paris, but I love curvy girls, and Kim was eye candy. I had a crush on [Kim] and we were flirtatious but nothing happened. Kim was Paris’ assistant – she got all of Paris belongings wherever we traveled.”
Travis also had nothing but nice things to say about Kim’s sister, Khloe Kardashian. He added, “She was so kind and polite. I just felt like being a perfect gentleman around her. It was a trip.”
It seems like Rita would have been the perfect type for Travis Barker, even if she’s on the petite side. Are you sad to hear the news about their split? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.