Surprise! Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker held a private wedding ceremony in Las Vegas earlier this week. But they don't appear to be legally married just yet.
When rumors of the engaged couple's impromptu nuptials spread, One Love Wedding Chapel owner Marty Frierson told NBC News that Kardashian and Barker did indeed arrive at his chapel early Monday morning for a wedding ceremony. TMZ first reported the news.
At the time, reps for Kardashian and Barker did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
But on Wednesday, Kardashian confirmed the news on her Instagram account, adding that the couple did not have a legally binding wedding license with them when they tied the knot. She also shared some sweet pics of the romantic moment.
“Found these in my camera roll,” the reality star casually began her caption.
The first picture shows the couple, both wearing black leather jackets, sharing a loving embrace as an Elvis impersonator stands in the background.
"Once upon a time in a land far, far away (Las Vegas) at 2am, after an epic night and a little tequila, a queen and her handsome king ventured out to the only open chapel with an Elvis and got married (with no license)," Kardashian continued her caption.
The 42-year-old showed off her bouquet of red roses and also included a few photos of the couple kissing in her slideshow.
Acknowledging that they probably should've come more prepared with a wedding license, Kardashian ended her post on a lighthearted note.
"Practice makes perfect," she wrote.
Earlier in the night, the couple turned heads on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas and Barker performed live during the show.
Frierson said the wedding ceremony took place at his chapel at 1:45 a.m. and that the couple had a very special request.
“They wanted Elvis Presley. I called Elvis and Elvis came and married them,” Frierson told NBC News.
The Clark County Clerk's Office said it had not issued a marriage license to Kardashian and Barker as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.
“In Nevada, a couple would be allowed to get married in Las Vegas with a marriage license that was issued by another Nevada county,” the Clark County Office of Public Communications told NBC News in a statement. “In that scenario, the marriage certificate would be filed with the county that issued the license. Also, in Nevada a couple must have a marriage license before they get married.”
In October, the couple got engaged after less than one year of dating. Kardashian shared photos of their romantic engagement with the simple caption "forever." Her sister Kim Kardashian later posted the first glimpse of her gorgeous engagement ring.
Later that month, the reality star's mom, Kris Jenner, revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that Barker asked for her permission before popping the question.
The couple started off as longtime friends and began dating in January 2021. They made their red carpet debut in September at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.
Kardashian has three children with her ex-partner Scott Disick: Mason, 12, Penelope, 9, and Reign, 7. Barker has two children from his prior marriage to Shanna Moakler: Landon, 18, and Alabama, 16.