Inside Shanna Moakler’s rocky relationship with daughter Alabama Barker

Long before he became Kourtney Kardashian’s PDA-loving partner, Travis Barker was married to Shanna Moakler, a former beauty queen and model. Per Cosmopolitan, Travis and Moakler tied the knot in 2004 and stayed married until 2006, when the musician filed for divorce. They soon got back together, only to split for good in 2008.

Though their breakup was over a decade ago, at one point Moakler had reservations about Travis’ new relationship with Kardashian. “I’m very over my ex. It’s been a long time,” she told People in a May 2021 interview. “But do I think some of the PDAs he’s doing with her are weird? [Yes].”

Moakler later blamed Kardashian’s family for breaking her family, telling TMZ, “My family is broken because of that family, and now my kids and I are estranged because of another sister in the family.” But though it was clearly a shadow , which addressed Travis’ relationship with Kardashian, Moakler’s children with Travis — Landon and Alabama Barker — were particularly pissed. This was apparently the start of the beauty queen’s rocky relationship with her daughter.

Alabama Barker accused Shanna Moakler of being absent

In May 2021, Alabama Barker seemingly took a swipe at her mom, Shanna Moakler, when she shared a TikTok video of herself singing Kehlani’s “The Letter,” a song from her 2015 album You Should Be Here. lip synced. “And every girl needs a mother / And damn it, I needed you / Instead you dug for cover / And you ran from the truth / And like children do / You waited for proof,” the lyrics read Genius.

A few days later, Alabama shared another post on Instagram accusing Moakler of being an absentee mother. “Did your mom ask to see you on Mother’s Day because mine didn’t?” I’m done keeping a secret, reality shows,” Alabama wrote (via Hollywood Life). Similarly, Alabama’s brother, Landon Barker, stabbed Moakler three times, accusing her of not being as present in her life as her father, Travis Barker, was.

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However, Moakler has since refuted Landon and Alabama’s claims, telling People in May 2021 that their children will always be a priority. “I know that one day my kids will see through the fame and money machine they’ve been pushed into and realize that their mother loves them and will always be there for them,” she added.

Shanna Moakler is in a great place with Alabama now

Shanna Moakler and Alabama Barker may have had their share of drama, but these days the mother-daughter duo gets along well. Speaking to Us Weekly, the former beauty queen revealed that while Travis Barker’s relationship with Kourtney Kardashian affected her relationship with their children, they’re all “in an amazing place” and “have a great relationship with each other.” And Alabama is not only on good terms with her mom again, but helping her get back on the dating scene. “Shanna is actively looking for a new boyfriend,” a source told Us Weekly. Her daughter helped her set up a profile on a dating app and helped her swipe left and right.”

In addition to improving her relationship with her children, Moakler appears to be on good terms with Travis and Kardashian. In an interview with E! Following the musician’s health crisis in June, Moakler thanked fans for their love and support, adding that she knew Travis “is in great hands and surrounded by loving support and the best medical teams available and his beautiful wife Kourtney.”

With all parties getting along well, we’ll no doubt see some adorable mother-daughter moments between Moakler and Alabama in the future.