You read that right. Kourtney is engaged! We’re so happy to get a chance to look into the ring she received, discuss her new fiancé, and generally congratulate her on her impending nuptials.
Who is Kourtney Kardashian Engaged To?
Kourtney Kardashian was recently engaged to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. This is not either person’s first marriage. Kourtney’s relationship with Scott Disick, which officially ended in 2015 with three children between them, had her moving on to better things with her Calabasas neighbor, now fiancé. Travis’s marriages with Melissa Kennedy and with Shanna Moakler both ended, his second marriage producing two children. Travis and Kourtney will be creating a blended family with their children from previous relationships and hopefully entering into a new type of union than either has experienced before.
Travis Barker, Meet The Kardashians
Travis Barker is about to join a family known for its glamour, fashion, and taste in remarkable men. The Kardashian family philosophy seems to be to never settle for less. Both of Kourtney’s sisters, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, have married famous artists and received gorgeous diamond rings as well. By marrying Kourtney, Barker places himself among artists like Kanye West, Lamar Odom, and Travis Scott. When Travis Barker got down on one knee and popped the question, he must have known everyone would compare the engagement ring he chose to rings Kanye West has purchased for Kim Kardashian, and it appears Travis was ready to play ball!
An insider told Showbiz Cheatsheet that Kourtney and Travis began dating officially around January 2021, meaning they have been romantically involved for less than a year. They may have started dating earlier than this, but there is no sourcing for earlier dates. Travis and Kim had been longtime friends, having met when Kim Kardashian was in the early moments of her career assisting Paris Hilton, so while their engagement came quickly, it is by no means a surprise. While Travis met the Kardashians star first, he built a wonderful romance, as well as friendship, with Kourtney when he was introduced through Kim.
How Did Travis Barker Propose?
Sources say that Travis proposed on the beach at a hotel in Montecito, California, surrounded by roses and candles. In true Kardashian fashion, Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring winks and shines in a social media post the day of the proposal. The Blink 182 drummer made sure their Sunday night surrounded by red roses and candles was the perfect engagement dinner. Travis knew what he was doing when he popped the question, as he made sure his beach proposal for Kourtney included time for social media announcements as well. Kourtney fulfilled our #kravis forever dreams by posting a beautiful beach proposal picture surrounded by red roses, with her and her new fiancé close up and personal. Travis clearly nailed his proposal, and you guys will never believe how well Travis nailed his choice of Kourtney’s ring.
What does Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement Ring Look Like?
Kourtney’s engagement ring is valued at around 1 million dollars, with the critical element being a substantial oval-shaped center diamond. The ring has an estimated 15 carat or larger oval diamond in the center, a thin pavé encrusted band, and a possible hidden halo setting. It is a gorgeous oval diamond solitaire from afar that balances out the large diamond with a miraculously dainty setting.
What Does This Mean for Engagement Ring Fashion?
When big celebrities announce their engagement, it almost always results in people discovering something they would love for their engagement too. Whether it is a proposal location or a diamond cut, celebrity engagements are a great way to see something new and inspirational in the wedding world.
Special at First Glimpse: A Fancy Shaped Diamond
We have a feeling that Kourtney’s gorgeous ring is just the first of its kind that we will see. Fancy-shaped diamonds continue to get more popular each year, with people preferring oval diamonds due to their lower price compared to round options, more prominent appearance, and unique shape. Above is our Arielle Ring with Diamond Band, one of our favorite settings for an oval diamond.
They Just Keep Getting Thinner and Thinner: Thin Band Rings
Delicate bands seem to be the next big thing, with more and more people seeking out thin bands for their rings that accent their larger diamond well. People are moving towards more delicate bands for comfort, style, and ease, whether halo, solitaire, vintage, or three-stone. Above is our Quiet Beauty Emerald Cut Ring, one of our thin band rings so that you can explore the look yourself.
Ready For Our Closeup: Pavé Bands
Everyone loves some extra glitter, and there are plenty of ways to get it in your ring. The most common and comfortable way to do it is to get pavé diamonds laid into the metal of your ring. While they can be more fragile and require some care, the extra bling on your ring can be very worth it and tends to be a lovely accent to the center diamond. Above our Grand Delicate Halo Ring, we included one of our favorite examples of what some pavé diamonds can do for you in terms of significant sparkle.