Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott might have the most private of all Kardashian-Jenner relationships. While the couple is known for their lavish expensive gifts for one another and do make red carpet appearances from time-to-time, their on again, off again love story has a complicated timeline, and the couple seem to prefer keeping their private life private rather than revealing all the details.
Regardless of their relationship’s complexities, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have remained devoted to their two children, Stormi and Aire Webster. The couple co-parent amicably, even when they call time on their relationship. Here, we take a look back at their beginnings, public appearances and the tumultuous moments.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott met for the first time at Coachella in April 2017, but in a cover story for GQ, both admitted they can’t remember exactly where or when.
What they do remember is that it was more of a hanging out situation than an actual date – and when Coachella was over, Travis Scott had to continue his national tour, so Kylie Jenner just jumped on the tour bus with him. “I really jumped on the bus,” she told GQ. “And then we rode off into the sunset. I did the whole tour with him.”
According to People, their interaction was actually all about making Kylie Jenner’s ex, Tyga, jealous. She had broken up with the rapper (who she had dated since 2015) earlier in April, but there were rumours flying that cheating on his end was the underlying cause.
Even if her interactions with Scott were fuelled by revenge, sparks flew. By late April, Jenner and Scott were making public appearances, like sitting court side at an NBA game in Texas.
“It was organic,” they later told GQ. “And we would just go to these random cities. We got to not be who we really were. Everything happened for a reason. We weren’t going out as ‘Kylie and Trav.’ We would just be in Cleveland, walking the street for hours. We would go on walks, and no one would bother us.”
While Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott didn’t attend the 2017 Met Gala together, they did spend time with one another as evidenced by Jenner’s Instagram snaps from the night.
The beauty brand founder also subtly mentioned dating Travis Scott on Life Of Kylie prior to the Met Gala. “I didn’t realise I would go through a breakup and then like, you know, start dating again,” she said in an episode.
TMZ reported that they made things official in May, and that Scott met Jenner’s family that month.
What do you do when in love? Get matching butterfly tattoos, apparently. That’s what Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott did in June. Both stars shared their new ink on Snapchat separately, and it’s likely the meaning behind the choice of tattoo is connected to Scott’s track ‘Butterfly Effect’. Released May 2017, Scott paired the drop with a photo of Jenner captioned “BUTTERFLY EFFECT 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋.”
Around the same time, Kylie Jenner covered up her old tattoo in honour of Tyga, changing the letter ‘T’ on her ankle to ‘LA’.
Travis Scott gifted Kylie Jenner a diamond necklace for her 20th birthday, and they went out for a small celebration with Khloe Kardashian and her then-partner Tristan Thompson, plus some of Jenner’s friends.
A source told People at the time, “Kylie and Travis are doing great. There’s no drama with Travis. He’s a cool guy. He treats Kylie with a lot of respect and love. Kylie is very happy.”
News broke in September that the couple were pregnant, and Kris Jenner (ever the momager) went straight to The Cut to vaguely address the situation. “She’s not confirmed anything,” she told the outlet. “I think it’s kind of wild that everyone is just assuming that that’s just happening. Something happens every single day. You never know what is going to break at any moment.”
After months of speculation, including rumoured engagement rings and both stars evading prying questions, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott announce the birth of their first child, Stormi Webster. Jenner makes the announcement via Instagram with a moving post detailing why the couple kept her pregnancy under wraps.
“My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifestyle in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness,” she said in the text post.
Later, the couple release a YouTube video titled “To Our Daughter” which chronicled Jenner’s pregnancy.
March – June 2018
After purchasing matching Lamborghinis in March, Jenner spoiled Scott with an elaborate birthday party for his 27th in April. The reality tv star rented an entire Six Flags theme park, because Scott had never been to one.
The following month, the couple took Stormi Webster on holiday to Turks and Caicos, posting several family snaps together. Then, the couple made their red carpet debut at the 2018 Met Gala.
The theme was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’. Kylie Jenner wore Alexander Wang for the red carpet, and had a wardrobe malfunction right before the event that led to one of the most talked-about factors to her dress. “This dress wasn’t supposed to have a zipper,” she said on Instagram Stories. “But it ripped as I was squeezing into it, so we added it on the way out the door.”
The couple’s famous GQ cover story landed on shelves in July. It featured a revealing interview about their relationship – Scott says he cried when his daughter was born, Jenner talks about how they keep their relationship from imploding due to the relentless press around the Kardashian-Jenner family.
“I don’t think he’s really cool with it, but he deals with it, because we love each other and we have a family,” she said of the media scrutiny. “For sure, I know he doesn’t like the attention. That’s why we just go the extra mile to keep our relationship super private, or like, if he has events or something, I won’t come. Because I want him to do his own thing. I want him to be him. I don’t want it to be Kylie and Trav.”
They also got candid about arguments. “When we fight, it’s usually just because we’ve been away from each other for too long and we didn’t see each other for like two weeks,” Jenner said, adding that after a recent argument, Scott gifted her a Stormi necklace she’d been talking about wanting.
In an interview for Rolling Stone, Travis Scott gushed about Kylie Jenner, saying “We’ll get married soon. I’ve just got to sturdy up — I’ve got to propose in a fire way. It got to a point where I was like, ‘I need her with me to operate. She’s that one.'”
This coincided with Jenner posting a video to Instagram Stories calling Scott “hubby”, and also tricking us all with an old photo of the couple in which she’s wearing white, captioned with the ring emoji. It’s deleted, but fans speculate that the lovers have actually gotten married in secret.
On the flip side, photos ran on TMZ that were alleged to be of Travis Scott cheating on Kylie Jenner with a fan. Both Scott and Jenner shut down the rumours, with Jenner saying “IDK if this is really a social experiment to some people, but you’re messing with real people, real relationships, real family. I’m happy my relationship is strong because this is getting out of hand. The internet scares me sometimes for real.”
After holidaying as a family, Jenner posted a photo with the caption “extraño a mi esposo,” which is Spanish for “I miss my husband”. Then, Scott posted this photo of Jenner – check out her ring finger.
They also attended the Grammy Awards together, sharing a kiss on the red carpet.
More cheating rumours surfaced via TMZ, and soon after Travis Scott cancelled a show abruptly. He also deleted Instagram, but made a statement saying he “strongly” denied the allegations. “The reason he stayed home from his show tonight was very much because of illness,” a rep for the artist said at the time.
The couple attended the 2019 Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion together, although most photos from the night were of Jenner and sister Kendall Jenner, as they donned complementing vintage Versace dresses. Still, the couple posed for plenty of loved up snaps.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott made headlines again with another couple interview, this time for Playboy. It was Jenner’s first Playboy shoot and she says the idea that Scott would be behind the creative direction made her comfortable with the idea.
At one point, Scott asked Jenner why she thinks their relationship works. “We think the same and we have the same goals and passions in life,” she responds. “Besides the fact that we have good chemistry, we have a lot of fun together. You’re my best friend. Through all the ups and downs that every relationship has, we evolve together through them and keep getting stronger.”
They also discuss their sex life, which they both say has not been affected by having a child. Jenner then continues, adding “You remind me that motherhood and sexuality can coexist and just because you embrace your sexuality doesn’t mean you have loose morals or you’re not a good mother. You can be sexy and still be a badass mom.”
After months of seeming extremely loved up, sources confirmed to People that the couple were “taking some time apart”. “They are taking some time but not done,” a source close to Jenner told the outlet. “They still have some trust issues but their problems have stemmed more from the stress of their lifestyles.”
While Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott reunited for Stormi’s birthday party, Stormiworld 2 in February 2020, and the couple spend around six months co-parenting but on a break until reports emerged in May that they’re seeing each other again. “They love each other. They enjoy spending family time with Stormi,” a source told People. “They all travel together. Kylie and Travis also have date nights. They are not exclusive, but Kylie isn’t seeing anyone else, either.”
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott stayed pretty quiet during 2020 (well, it was a pandemic lockdown year) but there were hints that they may have spent lockdown together (fans say they heard Scott’s voice in the background of one of Jenner’s Instagram Stories) and regardless of their relationship status, maintain an amicable presence for Stormi.
Next, rumours flew that they were in an open relationship. Jenner is quick to shut this down.
i’m not discrediting anyone who is in an open relationship but it’s just careless and disrespectful to throw this narrative out there without knowing what’s true.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) May 21, 2021
It did look like the couple were back on again however – Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott showed up together along with Stormi for a benefit event, looking every bit the happy family.
Next thing we knew, news broke that the couple were pregnant with their second child. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, a source says “Kylie and Travis have always wanted to give Stormi a sibling and having another child was always part of their plan.” They also add that “Kylie and Travis are in a great place and really committed to being the best parents possible.”
While we were still in the dark as to Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s relationship status, Jenner did post a snap of matching rings the rapper gifted to her and Stormi.
Kylie Jenner shared the first photo of their newborn son, Wolf.
However, a few weeks later she shared that they are not feeling Wolf for the name of their son, and are still deciding on what his name will be.
The couple attended the Billboard Music Awards with Stormi.
Jenner also shared a video on YouTube similar to the one she shared for Stormi Webster’s birth, titled “To Our Son”.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott were snapped out in London, while Scott was touring.
The same month, Entertainment Tonight reported the couple are co-parenting. “Things between Kylie and Travis are going super well,” the source says. They have really mastered being together and successfully co-parenting. It’s really working for them and they are just living life. They’re doing fantastic as parents of two.”
The source referred to them as a couple. “”He really makes Kylie and his family a top priority, which is a big reason as to why they work as a couple. He is always going above and beyond as a dad and as a partner and Kylie appreciates his dedication to her and their little ones.”
The idyllic reports around the couple were short-lived however – in October 2022, model Rojean Kar posted behind-the-scenes snaps from a music shoot Travis Scott was working on, hinting at a romantic interaction.
Scott shut down the rumours immediately, posting to Instagram Stories “It’s a lot of weird sh*t going on. An uninvited person was sneaking photos on what was supposed to be a closed set while I was directing a video. I’m saying this for the last time. I don’t know this person. I’ve never been with this person. So please stop with the continuous cyber games and the fictional storytelling.”
Things got messy when Kar then responded via The Shade Room. “Okay, so what we’re not going to do is we’re not going to lie on me because…I’ve been good. I posted whatever f-ing Story you guys wanted me to post. I pretended I didn’t know you, went along with whatever f-ing narrative you guys wanted to no matter how much bullsh*t I got from it,” she said in a video later obtained by Entertainment Tonight.
“But to say you don’t know me and you’ve never been with me, when you’ve definitely been with me, when everyone’s seen you with me, when I have pictures and videos of you with me…c’mon. C’mon, sir. Even this Valentine’s Day, I saw you, I ran out the door, and you had every single girl I know blowing me up, like ‘Trav’s asking for you, come back.’ Are we pretending that didn’t happen too?”
The rumours didn’t seem to touch Kylie Jenner, however. She shared a rare photo of their son, along with some other family snaps on Instagram.
Us Weekly reported that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have broken up after Jenner spent the holiday with her sister Kendall Jenner and friends Hailey and Justin Bieber. “Kylie and Travis are off again, they were supposed to spend the holidays together, but she went to Aspen to be with her family and friends up there,” the source said. “This has happened so many times before, they’re known to be on again off again, but always remain friends and great coparents.”
A report then came via People, with a source saying their differing priorities are what led to the split. “Kylie is very focused on her kids and her business. She is not a big partier. Travis is the opposite. He likes to party. They definitely have different focuses. They always did.”
The source added that cheating rumours had taken their toll on Jenner. “There is a reason that they never got married,. It’s always been very up and down. And they have never even lived together. They have always had separate homes.”
The same month, Kylie Jenner opened up about suffering from post-partum depression. Speaking to Vanity Fair Italy, she said she experienced the mental illness after both Stormi and Aire’s births. “I would be laying in bed and my head would just hurt so bad,” she said. “It’s been really hard.” She also advised other women to “stay inside that moment, even if it is painful” and “live through that transition without fear of the aftermath,” adding “the hormones, the emotions at that stage are much, much more powerful and bigger than you.”
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott filed to change their son’s name to Aire, after making the announcement on Instagram that they had chosen the new name for their child, which is of Hebrew origin and reportedly means “Lion of God.”
According to TMZ, the petition for a name change states the couple “regret the initial name choice of Wolf Jacques Webster. Now that Petitioners have had the chance to spend time with their baby, they believe the name Aire Webster is a better fit.”
The same month, Kylie Jenner deleted several photos of her and Travis Scott, in what fans suspect may be indicative of their relationship reaching its final end.