Travis Barker marked a significant moment in his daughter Alabama’s life as she celebrated her 18th birthday. The 48-year-old Blink-182 drummer shared a heartfelt tribute to Alabama on Instagram, expressing disbelief at how quickly she has grown up. Accompanied by a series of photos capturing moments throughout her life, Barker conveyed his immense joy in being her father and wished her a day filled with love and all her favorite things.
In the Instagram post, Barker expressed his pride and deep love for Alabama, emphasizing the special bond they share. The drummer, who co-parents with ex-wife Shanna Moakler, acknowledged the importance of his role in Alabama’s life.
The close relationship between Barker and Alabama was evident in a touching exchange shared in September when the teenager posted a heartfelt note from her father on Instagram. The note expressed Barker’s sentiment that she is his everything, to which Alabama responded with appreciation, declaring him the best dad.
Barker, who is also a father to son Landon and stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya from his previous marriage, as well as a newborn son, Rocky Thirteen, with wife Kourtney Kardashian, has consistently demonstrated his commitment to his children.
Alabama recently addressed body-shaming comments and revealed her struggles with an autoimmune disease and a thyroid issue that led to weight gain. In a candid TikTok video, she confronted the impact of paparazzi photos on her self-esteem, urging others to consider the effects of such scrutiny. Alabama emphasized the importance of embracing one’s body and discouraged negative opinions, especially when health issues are involved.
Her message conveyed a powerful reminder to young girls about self-acceptance and the recognition that health should take precedence over societal standards. Alabama’s openness about her journey resonates with those facing similar challenges, promoting a positive and supportive dialogue around body image and well-being.