Travis Barker has spoken about his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian and has gushed about the kind of person she is.

The 45-year-old Blink-182 drummer appeared on Drew Barrymore's CBS talk show on Thursday and told her that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is a "great mom" and a "lovely lady".

The pair had been friends for almost a decade, with Travis living opposite Kourtney, 41, in Calabasas but they have now found each other in a more romantic sense.

While the musician did not mention Kourtney by name, he spoke about the love note that she recently wrote to him.

Kourtney Kardashian
Travis Barker was gushing in his tribute to Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney's handwritten note read: "To lots of fun adventures. May we destroy each other completely. Love, Kourtney."

Joking about it, Travis told Drew: "My love note would be like, 'Can we get to bed early and watch a movie?'"

He described the note as "hot" as he shared his feeling about his girlfriend for the first time in public.

Travis continued: "I would prefer the opposite. I would prefer to, kind of, go in the blaze of glory and ball of flames."

The couple made their relationship Instagram official last month and Drew asked him whether "it's better" dating someone with children rather than someone who is not a parent.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker went Instagram official in February

Travis said: "I've done both up until now. 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?'

"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."

He continued: ""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 Barker
Travis Barker has spoken about his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian

Travis shares stepdaughter Atiana, 21, daughter Alabama, 15, and son Landon, 17, with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler. They were married from 2004 to 2008.

Kourtney has three children with ex-Scott Disick, sons Mason, 11, and Reign, six, as well as eight-year-old daughter Penelope.

Speaking about his kids, Travis told Drew: "I can't protect them from everything, I can't shelter them from everything.

"All I can do is, kind of, show what doors that I walked through and what worked for me and what didn't work for me. And protect them and guide them as much as I can."

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