- Travis Barker said he gave Kim Kardashian advice before “KUWTK” started in 2007.
- Barker previously had his own MTV reality series, “Meet the Barkers.”
- He said he told Kardashian that as long as she had “nothing to hide” with her family she should do it.
Over a decade ago, Travis Barker gave Kim Kardashian reality TV advice before her family leapt into the 15-year saga that was “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
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.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Barker said that Kim came to him for advice before her family signed their deal with E! Network for “KUWTK.”
“I said, as long as you have nothing to hide with your family and you want to put it all out there, do it,” Barker told Vanity Fair. “It’s wild to think what it has become.”
“KUWTK,” which ran for 20 seasons on E !, premiered in October 2007, and catapulted the family to stardom and what’s now become a billion-dollar empire. It’s been succeeded by the family’s new
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 did not 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.”