Travis Barker’s Ex Just Responded to Claims She Liked a ‘Disparaging’ Comment About Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler
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Travis Barker’s ex-wife is clearing the air after she seemingly shaded Kourtney Kardashian on social media. The model insists that she double-tapped a follower’s mean comment about the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star by “accident.”

Shanna Moakler and Travis, both 45, were married from October 2004 to February 2008. Since their split, their exes have continued to amicably co-parent their kids Landon, 17, and Alabama, 15. But a feud seemingly began to brew on social media after the Blink-182 drummer went Instagram official with Kourtney, 41, after Valentine’s Day weekend. It began when Shanna liked a follower’s comment suggesting that “Travis downgraded big time.” Rumors about her tiff with the Poosh founder further intensified after she shared an Instagram Story that read “Stop complaining about your life. There are people out there dating your ex,” with many interpreting the quote as yet another dig at the reality star. According to Shanna, however, this was all an “unfortunate” misunderstanding.

“It was just a complete accident that I ‘liked’ it. A lot of times when I’m on my social media, I ‘like’ all the fans’ comments,” the former Miss New York USA said of the comment in an interview with Us Weekly on Friday, February 26. “I just kind of go down and heart everything and I didn’t even read that comment. I didn’t even know I ‘liked’ it until the press picked it up and it was all over the place. It was just kind of an unfortunate event, but I definitely wasn’t trying to start a social media war!”

The former Playboy Playmate went on to address the Instagram Story she posted following her accidental like. “It was actually about a different ex. It wasn’t about Travis and Kourtney at all,” Shanna explained. “But to me,​​​​ still, the whole situation, I was trying to just make light of it on my social media.”

The mother of two denied “trying to attack anybody” on social media. “It’s supposed to be fun,” she said of Instagram. “It’s not a place where I’m trying to attack anybody.”

She continued, “Really at the end of the day, I haven’t been with my ex-husband in over a decade. I have a boyfriend that I’m super happy with and I’m happy he found a girlfriend and a friend. He deserves to be happy as well. I want nothing but the best for him and my kids—that’s the most important thing for me.”

Shanna also denied that she meant to shade Kourtney in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on March 10. “I honestly had no bad intentions whatsoever. Travis and I haven’t been together for almost a decade. We co-parent, we’re friends. However, I don’t know anything about his personal life like that,” she said. “We’re not as close like that anymore. It’s been 10 years. He has his own world going on, and I have my own world. Do I want him to be happy? Absolutely. I want him to be happy and if she makes him happy, I think that’s awesome.”

She admitted that the like was an accident and she didn’t mean any shade toward Kourtney. “Sadly, I guess that I liked a comment on social media. I honestly don’t remember liking that comment. Sometimes when I’m on my social media, I’ll like all the fans’ comments, I just kinda go down and like everything,” she said. “And I guess I liked a comment that was disparaging. When I saw the headlines, I was like, ‘What is this?’ I had to go back and look at it. I didn’t even realize people were looking at things I hearted. I was trying to be supportive of my fan base and didn’t even realize it. I will from now on.”

Shanna also denied that any of the “cryptic” quotes she posted on her Instagram were secret messages toward her ex-husband’s new girlfriend. “If I wanted to say something, I think the world knows me as being outgoing enough if I really wanted to make a comment, I would just make a comment,” she said. “I wouldn’t be doing these, I guess, cryptic messages to the world.”

In an earlier statement to the site, Shanna explained that she harbors “no ill will” toward Kourtney. “As long as she’s great to my kids and they’re both happy, I’m happy for them,” she said. “I absolutely am super happy for them. I have no ill will toward anybody.”

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