A Complete Timeline Of Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott's Relationship

You'd be hard pressed to find two people who make more headlines individually than Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott. Factor in their relationship, and suddenly, there's no end to the news. The reality star and rapper have been intertwined in an on-again, off-again relationship for years that has resulted in some drama, but also a beautiful little family. In fact, Travis seems to get a kick out of lavishing both Kylie and daughter Stormi with decadent gifts.

Kylie and Travis have called it quits a few times, but they seem inevitably pulled back together. Because of their combined social media clout, we're always immediately made aware of this. Is it because they're both young and beautiful that their relationship is so interesting to the world? Is it because it seems, at times, so tenuously held together that we can't stop checking for updates on their relationship status? Is it that we're all craving a happily ever after between the elite of the rap world and our favorite makeup mogul? Maybe it's all of the above.

While it can be difficult to keep track of the nuances and details, Kylie and Travis have a pretty epic relationship timeline. Their history shows an impressive degree of resiliency in the face of major public scrutiny and unsolicited outside drama. Frankly, in the world of uninhibited access via social media, this seems like an accomplishment.

It all began at Coachella

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's relationship kicked off in April 2017 at Coachella, the celeb-studded annual music festival held in Indio, California. Kylie was hot on the heels of her breakup with rapper Tyga, and some speculated that her interest in Travis early on was to provoke her former flame. "When she and Tyga are having drama, she tries to make him jealous by hanging out with other guys," a source told People. As the outlet noted, Travis ended up being so much more than a decoy. 

Amusingly enough, in their later joint interview with GQ, they both admitted that they couldn't recall their precise meeting place at the festival, and in a very romantic gesture, Kylie simply ran off with Travis. "Coachella was one of the stops on his tour," she told GQ. "So he said, 'I'm going back on tour — what do we want to do about this?' Because we obviously liked each other." Kylie added: "And I was like, 'I guess I'm going with you.'"

Kylie honestly meant it. "I really jumped on the bus. And then we rode off into the sunset. I did the whole tour with him." Kylie said that this uprooting led to the success of their relationship. Had they been in their hometowns, there might have been more pressure, but wandering all over the country allowed them to get to know each other in a fresh way. "We would go on walks, and no one would bother us," she said.

The beginning of things

While Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott kicked things off in relative anonymity, thanks to Travis' circuitous route for his "Birds Eye View" tour, they were eventually spotted out in public, and with that comes paparazzi and unsolicited talk. In April 2017, they were spotted in Boston while Travis was touring and ended up making a stop at the iconic Bijou nightclub, according to People.

Obviously, onlookers noticed their interaction, and one source told the outlet: "He was definitely looking for something intimate." The insider added, "They also talked a lot. Like, actually having a conversation. They were dancing at the club. They were definitely super into each other. He didn't really perform, he just showed up and partied. They left in the same car too."

Later in April, Travis and Kylie hopped down to New York City's famous — and very expensive — Cipriani (according to Us Weekly) to celebrate his birthday. If Travis didn't know Kylie's squad beforehand, he certainly met them there. Kylie's sister, Kendall Jenner, joined them, as did Hailey Baldwin, Bella Hadid, and Cara Delevingne.

When they left New York, Kylie continued to tour with Travis, including a stop in Miami and a visit to Los Angeles. While they were still only two months in, it was evident that they were both serious about their future together. A source told Us Weekly: "Travis is telling friends that he and Kylie are the real deal." Lord knows we love a romantic declaration.

The Butterfly Link between Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner

In May 2017, Travis Scott released his song "Butterfly Effect," a reference to the belief that "small changes can have large consequences," MIT Technology Review explained. The philosophy could apply nicely to a relationship, and by all accounts, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott certainly seemed to use butterflies as a symbol in their budding romance.

Case in point: in June 2017, Kylie and Travis "got matching butterfly tattoos on their ankles," a source told People. The couple showed off the delicate ink on Snapchat. Right around this time, they were seen joining sister Khloé Kardashian for her birthday party in Los Angeles. "They were super affectionate and Travis was constantly kissing her on the cheek and whispering in her ear," People's source said. "Their relationship seems to be getting stronger and they're closer than ever."

Butterflies have been an ongoing theme for the couple. Many listeners speculated that Travis' song was made for Kylie (via Us Weekly). Added to that, the name choice for their daughter, Stormi, might also have something to do with the butterfly effect. Fans were all about this theory on Twitter, with one person saying: "You know the saying that sometimes a butterflies [sic] wings fluttering can cause a hurricane halfway around the world? Well hurricanes are stormi so that explains all the butterfly tattoos..." Honestly, it could be.

Baby on the way

Speaking of Stormi, one of the major milestones for Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott was their pregnancy. As fans will remember, Kylie didn't break the news of her pregnancy, but in September 2017, sources like People confirmed that she was pregnant. "They started telling friends a few weeks ago," an insider explained. "The family has known for quite some time. She is really excited and so is Travis."

The Daily Mail did the math and figured out, based on when Stormi was born, that Kylie and Travis conceived their daughter one week after they first hung out at Coachella. But since paparazzi and media are aggressive even during slow times, Kylie wisely made the decision to keep her pregnancy a secret and to hide out at home during the later months.

After Stormi was born, Kylie explained her decision on Instagram. "I understand you're used to me bringing you along on my journeys. 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 lifetime in the most positive, stress free and healthy way I knew how."

While Kylie spoke about the importance of her decision, she also shared that being pregnant had "been the most beautiful, empowering, and life changing experience I've had in my entire life and I'm actually going to miss it. ... I've never felt love and happiness like this i could burst!" she added. So it sounds like Kylie certainly made the right decision for herself.

Stormi Webster is born

Stormi Webster came into the world on February 1, 2018, and held the Instagram record, for a time, for the most likes received by a single post at 18 million. Kylie shared a touching photo of her daughter holding her finger with the caption: "stormi webster [angel emoji]."

While she was silent during her pregnancy, Kylie made up for lost time and shared a touching tribute on YouTube called "To Our Daughter." The video recounts for Stormi all the events leading up to her birth, and in it, one-time friend Jordyn Woods speaks to Stormi, saying: "Your mother and I were living our lives, having fun, when she met your father and they just hit it off... chemistry."

The video shows Travis Scott sharing pictures of the ultrasound with his friends, and later, Travis in the room with Kylie while she gets the ultrasound. "There was one thing that your mom knew for sure," Jordyn adds, speaking to the camera, "and that was you." The camera also caught snippets of the delivery, including a very anxious-looking Travis next to Kylie.

The rapper spoke about the experience in their joint interview with GQ. When asked when he last cried, Travis said: "When my daughter was born. As soon as I heard her crying..." And when Travis was asked if he was in the room, the journalist reported that "he snap[ed] to" at the question. "Hell yeah! It was crazy," he replied. "I was there through the hell...the epidural and sh*t. Crazy."

The new family spends a blissful summer together

After the birth of Stormi Webster, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott continued much of their usual dating routine. They attended Coachella again in April 2018, rounding out a very eventful year for the couple. Also in April, they jetted down to Houston, Texas, to introduce Stormi to Travis' family, Us Weekly notes.

On top of a family trip to Texas, Kylie and Travis attended the 2018 Met Gala in New York City, opting for matching all-black ensembles despite the theme being "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." Per Us Weekly, Travis and Kylie were very connected on the red carpet and extremely physically affectionate.

The duo, with their daughter in tow, also took a trip to Turks and Caicos, as Elle notes, sharing a beautiful photo to Instagram where they are hugging on the beach. By all accounts, the relationship was smooth sailing for the happy parents. However, Travis kept his own home. "Despite being new parents, Kylie and Travis are still in a new relationship too. Kylie is happy with their living situation," an insider told People. "Travis is a great dad. When he wants to work, Kylie is supportive. She has everything she needs right now and seems very happy." Sounds like a happy situation for everyone.

Can Travis Scott defy the Kardashian curse?

In a groundbreaking moment, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott had their first interview and photoshoot together with GQ, published in July 2018. The article went for heavy-hitting questions and asked the couple about the infamous "Kardashian curse," referring to the unsuccessful relationships of Kylie's older sisters. While it's a tough question, the interviewer clarified that it has nothing to do with the women themselves, but rather, their intense level of fame and the subsequent scrutiny each relationship receives.

Travis answered first, stressing that he's unfazed about what other people say. "I don't even be looking at motherf***ers," he said. "I don't be looking at sh*t. Kylie actually likes me for me." Travis added that his removal from the world is an asset when it comes to his relationship. "I'm on my own island," he explained. "So hey, come over there to Astroworld. I'm not into all the other sh*t. I don't get involved. I'm over here. Kylie is different."

Kylie said it's easier for her to let go of all the media noise than it is for Travis. "Well, for all the news stories, it's how I get over them so fast. Trav, for example, he's like, 'Wait...but how do you just get over this?' He gets more angry about things." She added, "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." And their daughter has remained a priority, with Travis Scott writing on Instagram in August 2018, "Big mood ! Teach my stormi to love[.] I'll forever protect that smile."

Cheating scandals

Unfortunately, rumors of alleged cheating scandals hit the couple in December 2018, stemming from a prank made by YouTuber Christian Adam G, who dressed up like Travis and kissed a woman to stage a shot of infidelity, according to Us Weekly. Travis jumped on Instagram to address the prank (via CommentsByCelebs): "Trolls working hard today. I don't be on a balcony wit no thots. That sh*t lame. Try again u trollsssss. Me and my wifey sturdy. Back to celebrateing [sic] !!!"

For Kylie, the situation demanded a more serious response. On her Instagram stories, she shared a screenshot of the prank and wrote: "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" (via Us Weekly).

In February 2019, rumors broke again about a cheating scandal, and these came hard on the heels of the triangle involving Kylie's best friend, Jordyn Woods, and Tristan Thompson, who was dating Khloé Kardashian, according to People. Allegedly, Kylie saw something on Travis' phone that prompted a fight. "Kylie had a rough week," an insider told People. "She is still devastated about Jordyn and had an argument with Travis after she checked his phone and saw something that she didn't like." Whether there was any substance to this second rumor or not, the couple moved on and were stronger than ever.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott show a united front

Cheating rumors did nothing to slow down Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott. In spring 2019, they were spotted all over the place, looking like nothing more than a loving, connected family. In April, for Travis' birthday, Kylie posted a touching tribute to him. "Watching you evolve into the partner, friend, son, and father you are today has been so fulfilling [heart emoji] my real life bestie & hubby all wrapped into one. i love you and I'm so so proud of you. happy happy birthday ... let's f*** around and have another baby."

Just like cheating rumors seemed to inevitably circulate, so did engagement rumors for the couple, but Kylie's interview with Paper Magazine that year put marriage talk to bed, at least for the moment. "I'll let everybody know," she said, implying that unlike her pregnancy with Stormi, she wouldn't keep it a secret. While an engagement ring might not be in their immediate future, Kylie praised Travis as a dad during the interview. She called him a "big kid" and said that Stormi took her first steps two days before her conversation with Paper, and Travis was there for the big event.

They kicked off the spring with another Met Gala appearance together in May 2019, where Kylie wore her iconic lavender Versace dress, a look that embodied ​​"excess and extravagance," designer Edward Cromack told Vogue. Travis was at her side, sporting his signature military look, and the two looked like a dream couple.

The couple talks sex after a baby

In the late summer and early fall of 2019, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott got even closer. The family attended the premiere of Travis' Netflix documentary, "Look Mom I Can Fly" in Santa Monica, per Variety. The event got lots of play, largely for the novelty of Stormi being on the red carpet.

That September, Kylie and Travis had a joint interview for Playboy. The conversation was directed by Travis as a way for the world to get to know a more intimate version of Kylie. Travis asked her questions, and the back and forth offered a charming look at them as a couple. "When I need to bounce new ideas off of someone, I always know I can go to you. Do you feel the same about me?" Travis asked. "I definitely come to you!" Kylie responded, adding, "You have such a creative, out-of-the-box mind, so I love to come to you to get some advice on how to promote things, because you always have the craziest, coolest ideas."

When Travis asked Kylie why their relationship worked, she shared that they were likeminded in their "goals and passions." The model continued, "Besides the fact that we have good chemistry, we have a lot of fun together. You're my best friend." Sex was also on the table. "A lot of people claim that having a baby can hurt your sex life, but I feel like that's the opposite of our experience," Travis said. "Yeah, I feel like we've definitely proven that rumor to be wrong," Kylie laughed.

They take a break

Despite the incredible chemistry that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott had been serving since they got together, the pair shocked everyone when news broke on October 1, 2019, that they were "taking a break," TMZ reported. The operative word here is "break" rather than "breakup," as a source explained to Us Weekly: "Kylie still loves Travis and this isn't considered a full breakup to either of them." The break functioned more as a pause than a signifier of irreconcilable problems in their relationship. An insider told People, "They are taking some time but not done. They still have some trust issues but their problems have stemmed more from the stress of their lifestyles."

Naturally, rumors surrounded their break, particularly about Kylie. She was seen at a recording studio where her ex, Tyga, happened to also be hanging out. On October 3, 2019, Kylie tweeted: "The internet makes everything 100 times more dramatic than what it really is. There was no '2am date with Tyga'. You see me drop two of my friends off at a studio that he happened to be at."

Kylie followed this up with a second tweet: "Travis and i are on great terms and our main focus right now is Stormi [!!] our friendship and our daughter is priority." In November, Kylie was spotted with Drake, per People, which also sent the internet into a frenzy, but the two seem to just be friends.

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner talk kids

While still on a break, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner gave interviews about parenting and kids. In December 2019, Travis spoke with XXL Magazine, and naturally, his family came up. "I've been spending time with my family and with my daughter, Stormi. Being a dad is better than what I thought it would be. Stormi is one of the best human beings I know. She's like my best friend. She makes life a little bit easier. She just inspires me and she surprises me every day with how she's thinking. It's so crazy."

Travis continued, "Her mom and I came up with the name Stormi together. I love her mommy and I always will. The hard part about relationships is just trying to be in one without a million outside voices interfering."

For her part, Kylie began 2020 with talk of having more children. When answering fan questions on her YouTube channel with Kim Kardashian, she said: "I see myself for sure having four kids. I just don't know when; I don't have a timeline to this. And I don't know if I'm going to have four kids tomorrow or if I'm going to have four kids in, like, seven years." She made a similar statement later in the year. On an Instagram live with pal Stassie Karanikolaou, Kylie said: "I want seven kids down the line, but not right now" (via Harper's Bazaar). But Kylie added, "Pregnancy is just not a joke, it's a serious thing and it's hard. I'm not ready for that just yet." Fair enough.

Rekindling rumors

2020 was a slow year for Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, as it was for many people. The couple seemed to lay low, and nothing definitive happened in terms of their relationship. Just as there were rumors about cheating and new relationships, there were also rumors about Kylie and Travis getting back together. It might have just been wishful thinking on the part of fans. Since this was such a hot topic, an insider told Us Weekly: "Everyone around Kylie and Travis is rallying for these two. They are coparenting and hanging out more and more, working on getting back together."

Then there was that hilarious moment in March 2020 when Mason Disick, Kourtney Kardashian's son, jumped on Instagram Live and when asked by a fan, said: "No, Kylie and Travis are not back together" (via Complex). Mason's account was allegedly quickly shut down by his mom, since Mason was too young to have social media.

Things seemed to remain relatively the same by October 2020. The pair were focused on their daughter and taking things in stride, as a source told Us Weekly: "Kylie and Travis are coparenting amazingly right now and love spending time together with Stormi and making her happy." The source added, "Travis is a hands-on, super engaged dad and always wants to make Stormi smile. She is such a happy child." So Stormi is certainly the glue to keep the two of them close.

Things pick up in 2021 with baby #2

While 2020 was a slow year for news about Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, 2021 made up for lost time. The couple didn't explicitly state whether they were back together or not, but the pair went to Miami together to celebrate Travis' birthday, according to ET. "Kylie and Travis are messing around and having fun together," an insider told the outlet. "They've always had a strong connection and chemistry and they're exploring their relationship romantically again."

In June 2021, the couple ventured to New York City for the Parsons Benefit, where Travis was honored by The New School. His acceptance speech gave so much away — he gave Stormi a shoutout and said, "I love you, wifey" (via Access).

Nothing caps off a feverish pitch of reconciliation like a pregnancy announcement, and that's exactly what Travis and Kylie did. On September 7, 2021, Kylie shared a video on Instagram with her positive pregnancy test and, a moment later, footage of Travis hugging her belly. It's pretty much the cutest thing in the world. Stormi is very involved, joining Kylie at the ultrasound appointment and sharing the photos with Kris Jenner, who was totally surprised by the news.

While it hasn't been the simplest love story ever, Kylie and Travis seem to have found something that stuck: a love and mutual support that centers around their growing family.