Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s ‘intense’ photos broken down by body language expert


Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have completely melted hearts with their blossoming romance.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and the blink-182 drummer might seem like an unlikely match, but they’ve been friends for years.

Sharing loved-up photos after confirming their romance in February, the couple seem to have gone from strength to strength as they enjoy their new relationship.

Body language expert Judi James has analysed the pair’s photos together, describing them as ‘wanting to look like rebellious teenagers’ and suggesting they have an ‘intellectual as well as a love and lust match going on.’

She told Metro.co.uk: ‘A quick trawl through photos of Travis over the years reveals some emphatically one-dimensional posing.

‘The guy only seems to have one look (eyes staring straight at camera, head tilted back, V-sign) so he could be the perfect posing buddy for Kourtney to use to show off her sexuality like this, possibly to her exes as well as to her fans in a series of what look like display shots.

‘The body language in these poses does look massively intimate and intense until you remember there had to be a photographer there with them to record all the moves for social media. Intimacy is great but when you do it to make it public you do muddy the waters a bit in terms of what it says about you as a couple.

‘The couple clearly want to look like rebellious teenagers who can’t keep their hands off one another, so there seems to be a desire to shock here.’

She continued: ‘It’s interesting that the happy couple keep their faces almost completely hidden in these shots.

‘This seems to suggest that they are so wrapped up in one another that they barely notice the fact that their poses are being recorded. The message here is that they are in love as well as in lust.

‘But an alternative thought is that they want to keep their facial expressions hidden and get their messages across with their bodies alone. This could make the signals ambiguous as some of the most authentic signs of love tend to come from the eyes and the facial features.’

What does their body language say in the photos?

‘There’s something relaxed and languorous about Kourtney’s pose here as she drapes her hands loosely around Travis’s neck for the kiss.

‘It’s Travis putting in all the work here, leaning into her body in a gesture of what looks like more urgent passion as he cradles her in both hands like a guitar. The suggestion is that he adores her.’

‘This is the romantic pose, with Kourtney wrapping both arms around Travis’s waist and leaning in as though enjoying feeling both loved and protected.

‘He reciprocates with a sweet head-kiss.’

‘This hand shot is clearly intended to be hugely significant, a binding between the pair that they must have found touching and important enough to want to share.

‘Perhaps they’re enjoying the contrast between all the bad-boy tatts and her glam nails and it’s interesting that it looks as though he took the shot, suggesting he’s capable of being soppily romantic all by himself. Binding of the hands is a gesture linked to weddings. Are they teasing something about a possible engagement here?’

‘This is such an awkward-looking pose, with him looking like he might drop her at any moment while struggling to perform a very intimate, sexy-looking kiss while still wearing his shades.

‘Despite the presence of the photographer they clearly want to present a spontaneous moment of lust though, suggesting a desire to share the moment and boast to the world about the fact they fancy each other.’

‘Wandering off together towards a railing the couple again conceal their faces from the camera, opting for an angle that suggests a sweet and affectionate side to their relationship.

‘Hand-in-hand rather than torso-clamped-to-torso they seem to want to looks lost in chat here, suggesting they have an intellectual as well as a love/lust match going on.’

Travis and Kourtney have both been quite open about their romance, with the musician recently saying he prefers dating someone who’s a parent.

‘I dated girls who didn’t have kids and I find it hard because they would have trouble understanding like, “Why don’t you want to go to dinner every night with me?” or “Why don’t you want to see me every night?”’ he told Drew Barrymore on her talk show.

The Barker Wellness founder continued: ‘And now I’m spending time with a woman who’s a great mom, who’s a great friend and you don’t have to worry about any of those things.

‘It just comes natural, it’s like a maturity thing. And I also really like missing someone and cherishing the time that I spend with them instead of every day being with them, especially in the beginning of the relationship. I think missing someone is so important.’

Travis shares two children – Landon, now 17, and Alabama, 15 – with ex-wife Shanna Moakler, while Kourtney shares her children Mason, 11, Penelope, eight, and Reign, six, with her ex Scott Disick.

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