Travis' Little Drummer Girl
by Gina Serpe
Dec 28, 2005, 10:40 AM PT
Meet the Barkers' latest addition.
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and his actress-model wife, Shanna Moakler, welcomed their second child on Christmas Eve.
Daughter Alabama Louella Barker was born at 12:22 p.m. and tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 1 ounce.
The Meet the Barkers stars already have a two-year-old son together, Landon, while Moakler also has a six-year-old daughter, Atiana, with her ex-fiancé, boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya.
In announcing the pregnancy to People last May, Barker made an eerily prescient wish.
"Hopefully it will be Christmas Eve," Barker said. "I'm hoping for a girl."
The camera-ready couple became engaged in 2003 while visiting Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. They tied the knot on Oct. 30, 2005 in Santa Barbara in a gothic ceremony inspired by their favorite film, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Fellow Blinksters Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge were his groomsmen.
Aside from getting the nursery up and running, Barker has had an eventful 2005.
In February, Blink-182 announced plans for an "indefinite hiatus," stopping short of an official disbanding. The trio stayed mum on the reason, leaving their label, Geffen Records, to release a statement saying the rockers wanted to spend time "enjoying the fruits of their labor with loved ones."
"For over a decade, Blink-182 has toured, recorded and promoted non-stop all while trying to balance relationships with family and friends," the label said at the time.
But the Blink hiatus didn't mean the band members were slowing down.
DeLonge has announced he's working on an "anthemic" album with his new band, Angels & Airwaves, which the guitarist humbly describes as "the greatest rock and roll revolution for this generation."
Barker and Rancid singer-guitarist Tim Armstrong released teamed for side project called the Transplants,which released an album in October. And Barker and Hoppus formed the band Plus-44.
Barker and Moakler have also been working on a second season of their MTV reality show, Meet the Barkers, which debuted last spring. The new episodes kick off Jan. 3.
"I think last season was awesome, but this one is even crazier," Barker tells MTV. "You have no idea."