LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a day of speculation about whether or not they would marry, Kourtney Kardashian confirmed on Instagram Wednesday that her Las Vegas wedding was just for fun and that she was not legally married to Travis Barker.
“Once upon a time in a land far, far away (Las Vegas) at 2 a.m., after an epic night out and tequila, a queen and her handsome king ventured into the only open chapel with an Elvis and married. (Unlicensed). Practice makes perfect,” Kardashian wrote alongside photos of the two at One Love Wedding Chapel.
The couple requested an Elvis impersonator, and chapel owner Marty Frierson told The Associated Press he got one after someone booked the gig and paid online. Frierson said he was a “witness” when the small group arrived after the Grammys on Sunday with security personnel and their own photographer.
News of the “marriage” spread quickly on Tuesday, but no marriage license could be found. Kardashian and the Blink-182 drummer’s reps didn’t return emails that day seeking clarification, and the lovesick couple said nothing until Kardashian’s Instagram post. .
Frierson was cautious on Tuesday as he faced the swarm of reporters.
“They came and got married and paid,” he said of the ceremony at his small business in an old Las Vegas home a few blocks from the county marriage license office. Clark. He said the ceremony cost about $600 and lasted about 30 minutes.
“I’m not going to show you the paperwork,” Frierson said. “They arrived with a white envelope. They paid.”
He never saw a marriage license. County spokesman Dan Kulin said Kardashian and Barker weren’t licensed in Las Vegas but could have married using documents obtained in any county in Nevada.
The two requested an Elvis as their officiant, Frierson said. They arrived in a limo with four other people. He said he and staff members were prohibited from recording or taking photos. The Elvis impersonator sang three songs, but Frierson said he couldn’t remember which ones. He gave Kardashian a small bouquet of red roses which she tossed for pictures later down an aisle.
Kourt and Trav fans need not worry. A big commotion is expected for the wedding celebrations later, according to TMZ.
Barker, 46, proposed to Kardashian in October by the beach with a ring of red roses and white candles at a hotel in Montecito, Calif., but no wedding date had been announced. The couple’s penchant for being lovers in public has been evident ever since they started dating.
The two went public with their relationship on Instagram in February 2021.
Kardashian, 42, never married the father of her three children, Scott Disick. Barker has been married twice. His first marriage, to Melissa Kennedy, lasted nine months. His last divorce, with Shanna Moakler, dates back to 2008. The couple married in 2004 and have two teenagers.
Italy reported from New York.
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