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Who is Travis Barker’s mother? Blink-182 drummer credits his late mother, Gloria, for his success

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Travis Barker was reportedly just 11 when he lost his beloved mother, who “always supported his dreams.”

Travis Barker tied the knot with Kourtney Kardashian on Sunday, May 15. The musician rose to fame as the drummer for the popular rock band Blink-182 and credits his success to his late mother, Gloria Barker, whom he reportedly lost when he was just 11 years old.

Kourtney, 43, and Travis, 46, wed in Santa Barbara, Calif., in a private ceremony before flying to Italy to host a lavish wedding reception at Portofino’s historic Castello Brown. The couple shared a look at their wedding on Instagram, writing “till death do us part” alongside a series of black and white pictures of the happily married couple. In another photo, the two kissed in their car, which had a “Just Married” sign emblazoned on the back.

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Who is Gloria Barker?

Behind his rocker public image, Barker is a doting family man who endured many struggles growing up. The greatest tragedy was the loss of his beloved mother, who was a rock for him and always supported his dreams.

Gloria Barker is the late mother of musician and songwriter Travis Barker, popularly known as the drummer for the punk rock band Blink-182. She worked as a babysitter while her husband, Randy Barker, was a mechanic, and the duo had three children — two daughters and a son. Travis is the youngest in the family and his mother was his biggest supporter. She was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome and died at a young age when Travis was just 11 years old.

The drummer said his mother was affectionately called “Cookie,” an apt nickname based on his descriptions of her in his 2015 memoir Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums. Travis wrote, “My mom was very loving and she was there for me all the time.” He said she wasn’t a strict disciplinarian, but she never let her son go back to his schoolwork and made sure he was “sharp” intellectually. stayed.

According to prominent journalist Nicki Swift, young Travis’ passion for drums was a top priority in the Barker household. In his memoir, the Blink 182 member recalled how his mother was adamant that one day he would become a “rock star.” Tragically, Gloria Barker never lived to see that day. However, Travis told Vice that her death only inspired him to do better. “From the moment after my mother died, I really followed the last words she said to me. ‘Play the drums and don’t care about anything in life but doing the things you love.’ I almost felt like she was orchestrating things upstairs,” he told the magazine.

Gloria is always in her son’s thoughts and prayers. A tattoo on Travis’ neck reads “Mom,” and the musician also got a tattoo of his mother’s portrait in 2013. He has paid tribute to his mother on social media several times. In a 2014 post, the musician wrote, “Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing wife/mother ever… she passed… thought of her and missed her every day since.”

The following year, Travis posted a photo to commemorate his mother’s birthday. “This is the only picture I have of my mom and dad being silly,” he wrote in the caption. “Today is my mother’s birthday. I lost her when I was 11. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her, she was the best mother I could wish for. I know she’s with me everywhere and I hope she’s proud. Lucky to still have my pops. #RestInPeace #ImJustGettinStarted #MissYou #Cookie.”

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