Once upon a time I was a software developer. I never thought that training would come in handy in this job. But I think what I need to do in the future is just write software that automates posts like this. Travis and Shanna break up. Lindsay and Samantha fight. Tom and Katie’s marriage is on the rocks. Britney Spears hates her father. Etc, etc. Because I know a lot of you think this is an easy job, but you try putting a different spin on the same stories week after week after week for years. It is exhausting. Travis and Shanna are my worst nightmare. I hate trying to spin this any other way than the truth: They are both highly unstable individuals in a highly unstable relationship, and, sadly, there are children involved.
The couple — who divorced in 2004 but reconciled last September after Barker’s near-fatal plane crash — called it quits “after a nasty fight broke out at his house last night and cops were called…[when] Shanna started freaking out and acting irrational,” a source tells Us. No charges were filed.
“Travis confronted Shanna about her having an affair with Gerard Butler while he was in the hospital recovering,” the source says. Butler and Moakler were spotted getting cozy at the Hollywood opening of Shin Korean BBQ last October. Barker “just wants to focus on his music and his children right now. He is done with her drama,” the source says.
In February, Barker told Us he “couldn’t be happier” after reuniting with Moakler, who was spotted wearing her wedding band at a Grammys party. Barker’s rep tells Us: “After surviving the plane crash his driving force in life is the love he has for his kids. He is tired of all other drama and is ready to move on.”
A rep for Moakler tells Us: “They did break up but Shanna never cheated on Travis while he was in the hospital. Furthermore, Shanna is tired of playing out their personal relationship in the press.”
Barker, 33, and Moakler, 34, are parents to Landon Asher and Alabama Luella. She also has a daughter, Atiana Cecilia, with ex Oscar de la Hoya. They starred in the MTV reality show “Meet the Barkers” in 2006.
“The babies are the most important thing right now,” adds the insider. “Shanna cheated on him and then told everyone they were in love again while she was having an affair and he was recovering from the accident.”
Shanna, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: YOU PARTICIPATED IN A TELEVISION SHOW ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TRAVIS BARKER. Remember it? It was called Meet the Barkers and it was about your personal relationships. You never get to expect the press to butt out of it now. It is an unreasonable request. You wanted the spotlight. You got it. Now deal.
(The pics of Shanna making out with Gerard Butler are here.)