Here's why Kourtney Kardashian chose grandmom MJ and not sisters for her intimate wedding
Kourtney Kardashian is now married to Travis Barker but the Poosh founder did not want to get hitched without the presence of her grandmother Mary Jo Campbell, 87. Affectionately known as MJ, Kourtney 'only wanted' her grandma, Kris Jenner's mom by her side. MJ lives approximately two hours away in San Diego and has been quite transparent when it comes to her health struggles.
Moreover, MJ had been under an extended period of isolation during the pandemic but her loving granddaughter Kourtney made sure she attended her super intimate courthouse ceremony. The wedding was only attended by some bodyguards, the groom, Travis Barker's father, Randy and MJ.
A source close to the Kardashians exclusively explained to HollywoodLife why MJ's presence meant so much to Kourtney. The source said, "Kourtney is Kris’s firstborn child and because of this, she has always had a super special bond with her grandmother MJ." "Having her by her side as she became Travis’s wife was so important to them both and it was one of the most special moments of their lives. They both got emotional during the small ceremony," the insider added.
The source went on to further explain the special bond between the grandmother and granddaughter as they said, "The two of them are very much alike and they will be the first ones to tell you that. When Kourtney wanted to have this wedding to make it official, MJ was the one she went to for advice. She wanted it super small and intimate and told MJ that she only wanted her there. Kourtney knew that they could not have one of her sisters without having all her sisters there. She knew that they could not have one of their children without having all their children there."
A different source close to the KarJenners said that Kourtney wanted MJ by her side at this wedding as she spent a long time in isolation and Kourtney wanted her grandmother to be part of such an important moment in her life. They said, "Because MJ is older and has suffered previous health conditions in the past, she’s considered high-risk and has taken extra steps throughout the pandemic to ensure her safety. MJ had been in isolation during the pandemic longer than anybody else in the family. It was a very lonely time for her to be away from her family for that amount of time. And the family was very upset over it, trying to make her as comfortable as possible during that time. But now that she’s been out of isolation, Kourtney knew she wanted MJ to play a special role in her life.”
The official wedding of Travis and Kourtney took place weeks after they married via a non-legal ceremony in Las Vegas. They plan to get married for the third time in Italy with their children and families.