Travis Barker is here to put the reality back in reality TV.
The Blink-182 drummer, who spoke to the magazine for a lengthy profile published Thursday, added that he’s all for helping normalize the role men play in couples’ journeys to having children.
“If any of that can help people – seeing Kourtney’s journey through IVF, which is super hard for a woman. You saw her struggle with it and talk about it. That’s real,” he said.
“And there’s however many millions of dudes that have to go give their semen for this same procedure. So it’s, like, relatable, you know? I’ve never been fazed by any of that.”
Despite his nonchalant approach to appearing on “The Kardashians” in such a vulnerable manner, there was one moment the rocker did not want filmed: his proposal to the Poosh founder last October.
He told GQ that it was Kris Jenner’s request to document the couple’s beachside engagement — and he agreed to appease his now-mother-in-law on one condition: “I can’t see one camera, and Kourtney cannot see one camera.”
The footage that ended up airing on the show was captured by GoPro cameras hidden in the vast array of red roses at the scene.
Barker, 47, admitted he had given up on both love and ever flying again, following a fiery plane crash – until he fell in love with Kardashian, 43.
He swore off both following his 2008 divorce from Shanna Moakler and his near-fatal plane crash that same year.
But in August 2021, he and Kardashian took her sister Kylie Jenner’s private jet to Mexico.
“[Kourtney’s] been everywhere beautiful in the world that I’ve never even heard of,” Barker told GQ. “I was like, ‘If you ever want me to fly with you, just tell me 8 to 10 hours before.’”
And one night, she told him. And he told her she could go home instead of sleeping at his place “because [he] was trying to get out of it.” But Kardashian wouldn’t leave.
“She’s like, ‘I’m gonna spend the night with you. I’m staying the night with you and we’re gonna go to the airport,’” he recalled.
“She just knew, and she stuck by me and toughed it out. And it was the best flight. And I wasn’t scared once.”
GQ’s Men of the Year issue hits newsstands Nov. 22.