Travis Barker’s Kids Say Their Mother Shanna Moakler Wasn’t There for Them
Travis Barker's children with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler have been speaking up against their absentee mother on social media since April 2021, shattering the motherly picture that Moakler had painted in the press over the years.
Most recently, their youngest took to TikTok to upload a video where she wrote, "I cut off family too. They do you the dirtiest.”
Even after multiple statements from her kids, Moakler claimed that the allegations were "false and incredibly hurtful."
Travis has been dating Kourtney Kardashian since 2021, and his ex wife Moakler has moved on with Matthew Rondeau.
Landon Called His Mother Out On Instagram
This family feud started with the elder of the Barker kids claiming that his mom could "do better" than date Rondeau on Instagram in April. Soon after, he called a photo of Travis and Kardashian "true love."
Then, in early may, Alabama posted a video on her TikTok handle where she was seen lip-syncing Kehlani's 'The Letter.'
For those unaware of the song, the lyrics read:
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 kids do / You waited around for proof.
These were still subtle gestures compared to what followed.
Moakler Was Never Completely There
Following the TikTok video, Alabama put up an Instagram story where she directly called out her mother and claimed that Moakler had never completely been there in her life.
She then requested her followers and all those who'd listen to stop painting the Love Stinks actress as an amazing mother.
She further revealed that her mother did not even make an effort to see her on Mother's Day.
The teenager apparently has had enough with living a lie in the public eye and concluded,
I’m done keeping it a secret, reality shows.
Landon was on the same page as his sister. On a later date, he wrote on Instagram that Moakler had not been a part of their lives like Travis had.
In an interview with People, the allegedly absent mother denied those allegations completely. Instead, she refused to be a part of a "vindictive parenting competition" that wouldn't leave anyone better off.
She further stated that it was the duty of both the mother and father to promote a healthy relationship for the kids.
She implied that her children had lost their way in the "fame and money machine" they had been subjected to.
She also shared her belief that her children would eventually see through the facade one day and realize that their mother loves them and would always be there for them.
Her beau, Rondeau, also made a statement in her favor to Life & Style magazine, where he claimed that the reason he was with Moakler was because she cared so deeply about her family.