MR: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian make absolute sense to me for a couple of reasons. Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian's relationship, which we seem to know almost everything about because of the television show, didn't seem to be great. I'm sure there are moments of joy or something approaching it, but it seemed like Scott he had a lot of issues at the end of the show. He was trying to get Kourtney to marry him finally, and she was sort of like, "Bro, I am good. Like, we've been over this bridge. The store is closed, etc."
Travis Barker, I think, is more stable. I also think I read something that they were they either neighbors, or that they've been neighbors in Calabasas, or they've known each other for a while, either just from being famous and being in the same sort of tertiary circles. So them getting together makes sense. It's because of that proximity and also because Kourtney deserves a little fun. And Travis Barker, whatever you want to say about him — I have no real opinion on Blink-182 — but he seems like a lot of fun in the bedroom. I mean, I believe that was, unfortunately, the central thesis.
And the thing about J-Lo and Ben is, I was very excited when they first emerged because, as someone who is practically ancient, I feel like I remember them the first time around and feeling very like, "Oh wow, this is OK, cool. My favorite person from Boston and Jennifer Lopez. Fabulous." And now, at first I was like, "OK, I get it. They've been through some stuff. They've lived their lives, and now they're like, OK, the press releases. It's the first time now we can do it again." And the way that it's been playing out in the press now, I think it just seems like they're doing a bit. But they just are like, "OK. We know what we need to do. We did this the last time. This is what works. This is what doesn't." So they're just sort of going through the motions regardless of how their actual relationship is.
But Travis and Kourtney have this sort of electrifying passion for one another, that is a little gross. I sort of think about it like watching extraction videos. I physically cannot ever finish those videos because by the time they get to the moment where the thing comes out of the skin, I'm like, "I can't do this anymore," but I still watch up until that point. So there's something appealing in the grossness of it all. And I think what is appealing about them is that it again seems like they just they really don't give a fuck. They actually like each other a lot. And Ben Affleck and J.Lo just seemed kind of like, "Oh, I'm tired," and they might be.