She insists that her ex’s marriage to Kourtney Kardashian wasn’t a factor.
Shanna Moakler is auctioning her engagement ring from ex-husband Travis Barker, 14 years after their divorce.
“I think it is a beautiful piece and truly was my dream ring,” Moakler, who was married to the Blink-182 drummer from 2004 to 2008, explained to Us Weekly on May 27.
“However, that chapter of my life is over and even though wearing it at one time brought me great joy, I hope it will find a new home and continue to bring someone as much happiness as it once did to me. It’s truly an iconic ring!”
Scheduled to run until May 31, the Worthy auction started bidding for the Cartier 4-carat, round-cut solitaire ring with a diamond-encrusted platinum band at $51,000. The sparkler “was worth about $160K,” according to the Celebrity Big Brother alum, and she is “hoping it sells for $120K.” There have been ten bidders as of publication, with the best bid being $70,252.
Worthy.com co-CEO Steven Schneider noted in a May 27 interview with People that he doesn’t know “specifically what Shanna is planning to do with the money,” but believes she “will use the proceeds to turn the reminders of the past into new opportunities.”
Despite the fact that Barker and Kourtney Kardashian married on May 22 in Portofino, Italy, Moakler argued that the timing was coincidental. Landon, 18, and Alabama, 16, the former Miss USA’s children with Barker, as well as her 23-year-old daughter Atiana De La Hoya (with boxer Oscar De La Hoya), all participated in the Italian nuptials.
“It was a beautiful gesture to include my children in such a gorgeous affair,” she previously told Us in a May 26 statement, also wishing “the happy couple a lovely marriage.”
Following Barker and Kardashian’s surprise Las Vegas wedding in April, Moakler also sent her congratulations to “the happy couple” via a statement to People. “I wish them the best that life has to offer on their journey together,” she said following the first of three wedding ceremonies.
However, things between the ex-couples weren’t always so pleasant. Last April, when Kardashian and Barker began sharing multiple PDA photographs on social media, Moakler seemingly shaded the couple.
“Unlike some people, my relationship status isn’t based on social media posting… I’m happy in life not on IG,” she wrote in a since-deleted comment captured by BuzzFeed. At the time, the website also noted that the former model had also reportedly liked shady “Kravis” comments, including one that said, “Travis downgraded big time.”
As per Bustle, selling her engagement ring is not the first time she’s tried to put the relationship behind her, either. Moakler uploaded a video of her laser tattoo removal session to get rid of the “Travis” tattoos on her wrist in May of last year. In a May 2021 post, she warned her followers, “Don’t tattoo names on your body, kids.” She later revealed that Barker had also just put a skull tattoo over their initials on his hand with a skull as Kardashian “lovingly looked on.”
Fortunately, her ring shouldn’t be quite as painful to part with.