Shanna Moakler Accuses Ex Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian of "Parenting Alienation"

Travis Barker's ex Shanna Moakler accused the Blink-182 drummer and Kourtney Kardashian of trying to one-up her as a parent: "I removed myself so that they couldn't bond over my children hating me."

By Gabrielle Chung Jan 10, 2024 1:22 AMTags
Watch: Shanna Moakler Accuses Travis Barker of "Parenting Alienation"

Shanna Moakler is airing out all the small things she has to pick with ex Travis Barker and his wife Kourtney Kardashian.

The former pageant queen didn't hold back on her thoughts about the couple, accusing the Blink-182 drummer and the Kardashians star of trying to one-up her as a parent to kids Atiana, 24, Landon, 20, and Alabama, 18, during the early days of their relationship.

"When Travis got with Kourtney, there was some parental alienation going on there, where Travis—even when we weren't together—always wanted to be the 'super dad,'" she said in a preview of her appearance on the Dumb Blonde podcast posted by host Bunnie XO on TikTok Jan. 8. "'I'm the best parent. I'm the this and that,' and I'm like, 'Bro, you win.'"

Shanna—who shares Atiana with ex Oscar De La Hoya and her two youngest with Travis—felt at the time that her kids "got caught up" in the Kardashians' glitzy lifestyle, saying, "I think there was a lot of glitter and fame and they watched them on TV and now their dad is dating one and they're going to be on the show."

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Shanna continued of Travis and Kourtney, "They're buying them Prada, and they're buying them gifts, and they're going to these events and they're meeting Kanye [West] and all this big stuff."

"I can't give them that," the 48-year-old admitted. "I don't have the money to do that. I can't buy you guys Prada every other week and stuff. My house isn't a mansion like Travis. I don't have a movie theater. I don't have golf carts for you kids to drive."


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So, what did the former Playboy Playmate do? "I removed myself so that they couldn't bond over my children hating me," she shared, explaining that she told her kids to "go do what you guys need to do and when you're ready, I will be here loving you unconditionally."

"I've had conversations with them since," the model added, explaining that her children have since apologized for being "influenced" by the glamour. "We all know the truth. I go to bed at night and I sleep very, very well."

Indeed, Shanna—who was married to Travis from 2004 to 2008—and the rest of the family have started repairing their fractured relationship, with Landon introducing his mom to his girlfriend Charli D'Amelio in July.

"@charlidamelio was so nice meeting you in person," Shanna captioned a photo of the trio backstage at a Blink-182 concert, where Landon opened for the pop-punk band. "you're so beautiful."

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Most recently, Shanna penned a sweet tribute to her "beautiful daughter" Alabama in honor of her 18th birthday.

"Our time together means everything to me. Being your mom is one of my greatest joys," she wrote on Instagram Dec. 24, prompting Alabama to reply back in the comments section, "I love you so much."

For a closer look at Kourtney and Travis' blended family, keep reading.

E! News has reached out to Travis and Kourtney's reps but has not received comment.

Like Father, Like Son

Rocky Thirteen makes a cameo in his dad's photos from the Australia/New Zealand leg of Blink-182's world tour in March 2024.

Mom & Me Mirror Selfie

Penelope Disick appears with her mother on their family trip to Australia, during Blink-182's tour in February 2024.

Australian Summer

Reign Disick and Penelope Disick enjoy some fun in the sun during their family trip to Australia during Blink-182's tour in February 2024.

Kravis Down Under

Kourtney and Travis enjoy some touristy activities in Australia during Blink-182's tour in February 2024.

Boys Club

In honor of Landon's 20th birthday in October 2023, Kourtney shares a throwback photo from 2017 of the then-teenager hanging out with Mason.

Celebrating Dad

Travis is joined by Kourtney and Landon at GQ's Men of the Year party in November 2022.

A Fashionable Family

Kourtney and Travis take Alabama to Tommy Factory's New York Fashion Week show in September 2022.

Girl Gang

Alabama snaps a silly selfie with  half-sister Atiana annd Kourt and her daughter Penelope Disick during the Kardashians star's May 2022 wedding with Travis.

Here Comes the Bride

Kourtney takes a break from her wedding festivities in to pose for a selfie with Alabama.

Meet the Kardashian-Barkers

Travis Barker take daughter Alabama Barker, son Landon Barker and stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya to the premiere of The Kardashians in April 2022. Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian is joined by her youngest son Reign Disick.

Front Row

Kourtney's oldest son, Mason Disick, tags along with Alabama and Atiana to Travis and Kourtney's front row outing at the AMIRI fashion show in February 2022.

Alabama and Penelope

Kourtney shares a close up of this sweet throwback of Alabama and Penelope for Alabama's 17th birthday.

Birthday Bunch

Kourtney, Travis, Alabama, Atiana, Landon and Reign pose at Disneyland in April 2022 for Kourtney's 43rd birthday celebration. 

Magic Kingdom

Kourtney, Travis, Alabama, Atiana, Landon and Reign spend the day at the Happiest Place on Earth in April 2022 in honor of Kourtney's 43rd birthday.

The Three Mouseketeers

Landon, Atiana and Kourtney strike a pose.

A Portrait by Penelope

Penelope the artist! Travis shared her drawing of him in March 2022.

Family Portraits

On Christmas Eve 2021, the Kardashian-Jenners join the Barkers for a night of celebrations.

Fun and Games

Travis and Penelope enjoy a game of checkers, while Kourtney and matriarch MJ watch the pair.

The Sweetest Age of All

For Alabama's 16th birthday in December 2021, Kourtney and Travis surprise her with balloons that spelled out BAMA 16. Her dad writes in the caption, "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!"

TikTok Fun

Travis appears with Kourtney and Penelope in a TikTok video posted on the mom and daughter's joint account.

Welcome to the Fam

"So happy for you guys," Travis's daughter Alabama writes on a photo of the Blink-182 drummer and Kourtney as they celebrate their engagement. "I love u both!"

Amusement Park Fun

Landon joins his dad and Kourtney for some Halloween 2021 fun at Knott's Scary Farm in Southern California.

All the Halloween Activities

Seeking out more spooky scenes, Kourtney recruits her son Mason for a trip to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights with Travis and his daughter Alabama in 2022.

Frankenstein Friends

Travis' stepdaughter and Alabama and Landon's half-sister Atiana De La Hoya pose as the Bride of Frankenstein to Reign's Frankenstein.

Costume Cutie

Kourtney's daughter Penelope rocks a devil costume for yet another family Halloween outing. This time, the crew heads to immersive L.A. jack-o-lantern experience, Nights of the Jack.

A Memorable Moment

During their Nights of the Jack adventure, Alabama captures Travis and Penelope sharing a sweet moment as he walks around carrying her on his shoulders.

The Ultimate Throwback

Even before they were dating, Travis and Kourtney were friends for years. Just look at this throwback photo of Mason, Landon, Alabama and Penelope from 2017 that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared in honor of Landon's 18th birthday in October 2021! 

Rockstar Training

Talk about a sweet birthday present! Travis gifted Kourtney's daughter Penelope a state-of-the-art drum set when she turned nine back in July 2021.

Family Photo

What better place to spend the Fourth of July 2021 than Disneyland? The happy couple celebrated the holiday there with Landon, Alabama and Reign.


Atiana opts to twin with Kourtney in matching snow gear during their first family trip together in Deer Valley, Utah back in April 2021.

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