Who is Melissa Kennedy Now? All About Travis Barker’s Ex-Wife

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Who is Melissa Kennedy Now? All About Travis Barker’s Ex-Wife
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Melissa Kennedy is the ex-wife of one of the greatest musicians of all time Travis Barker. Her former husband Barker is now a drummer for the rock band Blink-182. Over the years, Kennedy’s ex-husband has also become part of several renowned bands like Transplants, Box Car Racer, Antemasque, and more.

In the meantime, Travis Barker’s ex-wife Melissa is also doing a fantastic job professionally. She is now a realtor and has been working in LifeStyle Estates Realty and Funding Inc for a long time now.

Well, aside from all that, we will also try to find out some other interesting facts about her. Who is Traviss’ ex-wife Melissa dating after her divorce from the artist? Where is Kennedy now? Here is everything about her professional and personal life.

Profile Summary

  • Date of Birth: 27th July 1982
  • Age: 40
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Place of Birth: Fontana, California
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Height: 5ft 8 inches (1.72 m)
  • Weight: 140 Pounds
  • Famous For: Travis Barker Ex-Wife
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Occupation: Realtor

What is Melissa Kennedy’s Age? All About Her Birthday and Early Life

Her age is 40 as of 2023. Born in 1982, Melissa celebrates her birthday on the 27th of July. Travis’ ex-wife spent most part of her early life in her hometown of Fontana, California. However, the information regarding her parents is yet to be revealed.

Besides, as far as her ethnicity is concerned, Kennedy is Caucasian and an American as per her nationality.

Melissa Kennedy is Travis Barker’s Ex-Wife: Details on Their Short-Lived Marriage

Melissa and her ex-hubby Travis, who is the son of the late Gloria Barker, tied the knot back on 22nd September 2001, in a private wedding ceremony. Sources believe that the two began dating in March 2000, meaning they were in a relationship for over a year before their nuptials. Besides, soon after the duo began their lovey-dovey, Barker went on to purchase a rehearsal studio.

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Melissa, the first wife of Travis is now a realtor.

However, they couldn’t long last in their matrimonial relationship. And they divorced in August 2002. At the time, Melissa’s then-husband Travis was making his own spot in the music world.

He joined the popular rock band Blink-182 in 1998. A year after, the group released their classic album “Enema of the State.” Further, the band came up with its fourth studio album called “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket,” in 2001, the same year Barker married his first wife Melissa.

Surprisingly enough, the album turned out to be one of the biggest hit records as it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Likewise, the album also sold over 14 million copies worldwide.

Kennedy Didn’t Have Any Children With Her Husband Travis

Melissa and her ex-spouse didn’t share any children. But, Melissa is the stepmother of two children from Travis’ marriage with his second wife Shanna Moakler, a Miss USA 1995 titleholder. They welcomed their first child, a son Landon Asher on October 9, 2003. And their second child, a daughter Alabama Luella was born on December 24, 2005.

As for their marriage, Barker and Shanna tied the knot in October 2004, in a Gothic-style ceremony. They were in an on-and-off relationship until their divorce was finalized in Feb 2008.

Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker
Travis and his second wife Shanna

Before Barker, his second wife Shanna was linked to several men including the rock star Billy Idol, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, and the actor Dennis Quaid. She also has a daughter with her former boyfriend-turned-fiance Oscar.

Travis Barker Is Now Married To Kourtney Kardashian

Since his second divorce from Moakler, Melissa’s former husband Travis has been involved in numerous romantic relationships. And as of now, the drummer for the rock band Blink-182 is now married to the reality star, Kourtney Kardashian.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
Kourtney and her husband Travis.

The high-profile couple Barker and Kardashian, the sister of Kim Kardashian exchanged their vows on 22nd May 2022. The two walked down the aisle in a religious wedding ceremony in Portofino, Italy. Before their official wedding, the husband and wife also had an unofficial nuptial on April 3, 2022. They wed in Las Vegas.

The rumors about Barker dating Kourtney Kardashian first made headlines in late 2020. But, the couple wouldn’t make it official until Jan 2021. And the artist proposed to his girlfriend in October of the year.


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Although Barker married twice before Kourtney, it is the first marriage for the veteran media personality.

Barker’s Ex Kennedy Is a Private Person

Like many popular celebrity wives, Melissa also prefers to live a life entirely off the media. Although Travis’ other wives Shanna and Kourtney continue to have a media presence, Kennedy has kept most part of her life behind closed doors.

Thus, not much is known about Kennedy’s professional and personal life lately.

Melissa Had a Brief Role in Blink-182’s Documentaries

While the former celebrity spouse is relatively confidential about her life, Melissa at least has a few TV credits as per IMDb. She appeared in her former husband Barker’s band Blink-182’s documentary shorts.

She starred as herself in the band’s first documentary, “Blink-182: The Urethra Chronicles,” released in 1999. Three years after in 2002, the band came up with its sequel “Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles II: Harder, Faster. Faster, Harder,” in which Kennedy featured as Travis’ wife.

Melissa Kennedy and Travis Used To Run a Clothing Brand

In addition to his love for music, Keenedy’s former partner Barker also tried his hands into the fashion world. And the musician formed a clothing brand called “Famous Stars and Straps” in 1999.

As per his first’s Likedin bio, it looks like Melissa also has a vital role in his clothing business. She became a vice president of Famous Stars & Straps for two and a half years from December 1999 to May 2002.

Rare photo of Melissa Kennedy and Travis Barker
Rare photo of Melissa with her former husband Travis.

So, judging by her destination date as vice president, it can be said that Melissa and her then-husband Travis were long-known to each other even before they began dating in 2000.

Melissa Kennedy Is Now a Realtor

Besides her work on TV and clothing brands, Barker’s ex-wife Melissa also has dipped her toes into the real estate world. She is now a realtor. She first landed her reals estate job as a real estate salesperson at Pacific Sands Mortgage and Realty Inc. in June 2003, a year after her resignation from the vice president role at Famous Stars & Straps.

Kennedy worked there for about three years until March 2006. As of now, Melissa works as a real estate broker at LifeStyle Estates Realty and Funding Inc., in Orange County, California Area. She joined the company in 2006 and has still been associated with it.

As per her profile on Zillow, Kennedy always has a knack for real estate and began taking its courses by the age of 19. She said she always wants to create her own identity to survive rather than to live in the shadow of her then-musician-husband Travis,

“I needed to make sure I had a skill and a way to make a living for myself because living in the shadow of a rock musician was hard. I needed my own identity.”

Soon after their divorce, the realtor established her first boutique office which was focused on distressed properties in Orange County. As a tip, Melissa who has over 20 years of experience in real estate wrote,

“My continued persistence through good and bad markets has been a huge factor in my success. I feel it is crucial to continually educate yourself with the most relevant and up-to-date industry trends while striving to remain a trusted source in the marketplace for accurate information and advice.”

Travis Barker Had His First Wife Melissa’s Name Tattooed On His Neck

As we already know how enthusiastic the drummer and musician is about tattoos. He has inscribed a bunch of tattoos throughout his body. Most of his tats feature his family members’ names including his children. He has also inked several tattoos in honor of his third wife Kourtney. One of the arts Travis dedicated to Kourtney is her name on his chest.

Travis Barker
Travis has covered tattoos from neck to toe.

He has many other tats from neck to toe. And as said above, Barker also had inscribed his first wife Melissa’s name on his neck. However, at present, the artist has hidden it by inking a new gorgeous rose tattoo over it.

Is Melissa Kennedy Married After Her Divorce From Travis Barker?

Kennedy after her separation from Travis has remained tight-lipped about her love life. But, we found that Travis’s first wife Melissa has been engaged to her new partner for a long time now.

As per her Facebook page, Kennedy got engaged to her fiance on 8th April 2015. It’s been over 7 years since the two became engaged but they have yet to reveal whether or not they tied the knot.

However, Melissa didn’t disclose any details of the new love of her life, even his name to the media.

Where is She Now?

At present, Melissa resides in Newport Beach, California with her fiance. However, any other information about her current whereabouts isn’t in the media.

Melissa Kennedy’s Net Worth

Kennedy’s net worth is $1 million as of 2023. She has earned such a good amount of fortune from her multiple works as a realtor. In the meantime, Melissa’s ex-hubby Travis’ estimated fortune is $50 million.

Needless to mention, her former husband Barker has mostly earned his money from his elite music career.

Social Media Presence

Melissa is active on Instagram under the id #melikennedy. She has also mentioned herself as a “Real Estate Broker,” on her Insta bio. She is active on Facebook too.


Who is Travis Barker’s first wife?

His first wife is none other than Melissa herself.

What does Melissa do?

She is now a realtor.


Sagar Chand, who goes by Cannon, is a founder at celebsuburb.com. With an aim to cover the life of celebrities, he started the website in 2020 and has been continuously working as an author, editor, and administrator. He has over 6 years of work experience in the entertainment field. Further, he is also one of the Co-Founders at Pandora Group of Companies. Contact: sagarchand242@gmail.com