Kourtney Kardashian slammed for 'sexualizing' her maternity pics in birthday tribute to Travis Barker

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By Kim Novak

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Kourtney Kardashian recently marked her husband Travis Barker's 48th birthday with a sweet post - but the images that went with it left fans divided.

The couple went public with their romance in January 2021 before marrying in May 2022 and announced they were expecting a child together this year.

Their baby son was born at the start of November, with Travis later confirming they'd named their little boy Rocky Thirteen Barker.

To celebrate the Blink-182 drummer's birthday, Kourtney, 44, shared a series of photos from a maternity photoshoot they'd had before the birth... and it's safe to say they got people talking in the comments.

In her tribute, she wrote: "To my husband, my soulmate, my best friend, my lover, my daddy to our baby boy, my everything… I wish you the happiest birthday.

"You make all of my dreams come true and I feel so blessed to have you by my side. I love you beyond words, forever."

Alongside her heartfelt comment, Kourtney shared seven photos of the two of them together not long before their baby was born.

In the snaps, Kourtney initially wears a white tank top with a black bra visible underneath it and blue jeans, while Travis went topless to show off his many tattoos, also wearing a slightly darker blue pair of jeans on his bottom half.

The photos started off relatively tame with a photo of Kourtney - also topless - taken from the back as she hugged her husband tightly.

Then she shared a photo of her in the tank top with Travis resting his hands on her bump from behind, however in the next photo, his hand was creeping down her top onto her breast.

The intimate vibes were only set to increase in further images, as a topless Kourtney posed facing the camera as Travis cupped her breasts in his hands from behind, while in another image he reached far down the back of her jeans.

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Kourtney and Travis are never shy of a PDA. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The final image was far more wholesome as the pair faced one another as Travis put his hands on Kourtney's waist as she cupped his face in her hands and smiled up at him joyfully.

Fans were left divided by the images, immediately flooding the comments to write: "These are the weirdest maternity pictures I have ever seen lol", and: "These are types of pictures you just keep to yourself lol."

Others added: "We could’ve definitely lived happily without seeing these pics," and: "Weird to sexualize maternity pictures but ok."

One person commented: "All the money you have and you can’t get tasteful maternity photos?", while another wrote: "I love you but these pictures are gross."

A fan also posted: "I’m so happy she’s in love but I’m not liking this sorry to say trashy looking side to her, but love their love for each other, just bring back that elegant Kourtney," while someone else added: "Your poor kids having to see these someday."

Others were more supportive of the couple expressing themselves however they want, writing: "Yessssss Kourt keep p**sing these uptight people off… It’s great. Happy Birthday Travis."

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The pair were friends for many years before getting together as a couple in 2021. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Commons at Calabasas

Someone else wrote: "Y’all are hating so hard don’t y’all have something better to do?", and: "Awww what a beautiful and thoughtful post Kourtney. The chemistry between you and Travis is indescribable. You’ve both come so far and should be so proud. Happy birthday Travis, I wish you many more to come."

Another fan added: "I’m just here for Kourt finally finding her happiness."

Kourtney and Travis are yet to post any photos of their new bundle of joy, who joins Kourtney's other children, Mason, 12, Penelope, nine, and Reign, seven, who she shares with her ex Scott Disick.

Little Rocky also has older siblings on his dad's side too, as Travis has son Landon, 19, daughter Alabama, 17, and stepdaughter Atiana, 24, with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler.

Featured image credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

 

Kourtney Kardashian slammed for 'sexualizing' her maternity pics in birthday tribute to Travis Barker

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By Kim Novak

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Kourtney Kardashian recently marked her husband Travis Barker's 48th birthday with a sweet post - but the images that went with it left fans divided.

The couple went public with their romance in January 2021 before marrying in May 2022 and announced they were expecting a child together this year.

Their baby son was born at the start of November, with Travis later confirming they'd named their little boy Rocky Thirteen Barker.

To celebrate the Blink-182 drummer's birthday, Kourtney, 44, shared a series of photos from a maternity photoshoot they'd had before the birth... and it's safe to say they got people talking in the comments.

In her tribute, she wrote: "To my husband, my soulmate, my best friend, my lover, my daddy to our baby boy, my everything… I wish you the happiest birthday.

"You make all of my dreams come true and I feel so blessed to have you by my side. I love you beyond words, forever."

Alongside her heartfelt comment, Kourtney shared seven photos of the two of them together not long before their baby was born.

In the snaps, Kourtney initially wears a white tank top with a black bra visible underneath it and blue jeans, while Travis went topless to show off his many tattoos, also wearing a slightly darker blue pair of jeans on his bottom half.

The photos started off relatively tame with a photo of Kourtney - also topless - taken from the back as she hugged her husband tightly.

Then she shared a photo of her in the tank top with Travis resting his hands on her bump from behind, however in the next photo, his hand was creeping down her top onto her breast.

The intimate vibes were only set to increase in further images, as a topless Kourtney posed facing the camera as Travis cupped her breasts in his hands from behind, while in another image he reached far down the back of her jeans.

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Kourtney and Travis are never shy of a PDA. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The final image was far more wholesome as the pair faced one another as Travis put his hands on Kourtney's waist as she cupped his face in her hands and smiled up at him joyfully.

Fans were left divided by the images, immediately flooding the comments to write: "These are the weirdest maternity pictures I have ever seen lol", and: "These are types of pictures you just keep to yourself lol."

Others added: "We could’ve definitely lived happily without seeing these pics," and: "Weird to sexualize maternity pictures but ok."

One person commented: "All the money you have and you can’t get tasteful maternity photos?", while another wrote: "I love you but these pictures are gross."

A fan also posted: "I’m so happy she’s in love but I’m not liking this sorry to say trashy looking side to her, but love their love for each other, just bring back that elegant Kourtney," while someone else added: "Your poor kids having to see these someday."

Others were more supportive of the couple expressing themselves however they want, writing: "Yessssss Kourt keep p**sing these uptight people off… It’s great. Happy Birthday Travis."

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The pair were friends for many years before getting together as a couple in 2021. Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Commons at Calabasas

Someone else wrote: "Y’all are hating so hard don’t y’all have something better to do?", and: "Awww what a beautiful and thoughtful post Kourtney. The chemistry between you and Travis is indescribable. You’ve both come so far and should be so proud. Happy birthday Travis, I wish you many more to come."

Another fan added: "I’m just here for Kourt finally finding her happiness."

Kourtney and Travis are yet to post any photos of their new bundle of joy, who joins Kourtney's other children, Mason, 12, Penelope, nine, and Reign, seven, who she shares with her ex Scott Disick.

Little Rocky also has older siblings on his dad's side too, as Travis has son Landon, 19, daughter Alabama, 17, and stepdaughter Atiana, 24, with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler.

Featured image credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images