Travis Barker dispels rumors of romance about Kourtney Kardashian: she's a "dear friend"

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian are just friends. Shortly before opening the iHeartRadio Music Awards 2019 on Thursday with Halsey and Yungblud, the 43-year-old drummer told PEOPLE that, despite rumors, he does not go out with the Keeping Up star with the Kardashians, 39 "Kourtney is like a dear friend. That's it, "he said at the awards ceremony, noting that even though he had a deep affection for the reality TV star, as well as for all his family, their relationship was strictly platonic. " I mean, I love him to death. I love his family to death. The musician was accompanied by his three children, his son Landon, 15, his daughter-in-law Atiana, 19, and his 13-year-old daughter Alabama, who he shares with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler.

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Speaking about the family outing, Barker told PEOPLE, "They are very excited about the red carpet." "I'm a bit like a t-shirt and jeans, but seeing my daughters getting to have a baby, and my son, you know, took everything from my suitcase, "he said. "It's pretty funny. It's cool. Barker went on to explain that he had a lot in common with his children because he had his very young children "We share a lot of the same musical tastes. We love the same artists very much. We have so much in common, "he said, adding that at this point, fatherhood is" really easy. "

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RELATED: Watch Travis Barker from Blink-182 (and his kids!) Turn into scary monstersIn addition to being close friends, Barker and Kardashian have lived in the same neighborhood for years and are frequently seen hanging out together. Most recently, they were seen having dinner with their kids at Nobu Malibu last month, according to E! Kardashian shares three children, 9-year-old Mason and 4-year-old Reign, as well as his 6-year-old daughter Penelope and ex-boyfriend Scott Disick.ASSOCIATED VIDEO: Travis Barker's car hits a school bus in Calabasas A car accident: reportAfter his separation from model Younes Bendjima, 25, Kardashian had a brief love affair with Luka Sabbat, 21, a friend of the Kardashian family. The mother of three has also sparked romantic rumors with David Dee Duron. January, although a source has already told PEOPLE that it was not romantic.The two men know each other from the church You, Miami-based and connected to Hillsong, church that Kardashian frequents regularly in Los Angeles. Another source added that their relationship is Platonic for the moment, there is potential for something further down the line. "They could turn into something in the future, but that has not happened yet," said the insider. "They talk and spend a little time together. It's not a big novel, but I would say there is a common interest there. There is potential. So who knows?