Travis Barker is being praised by Oscar De La Hoya for being a fantastic father. The boxer recently discussed the wonderful impact the Blink 182 drummer had on their 24-year-old daughter Atiana, reflecting on the reasons he missed so much of her early years. Oscar confessed, “I basically ran away,” on the Allison Interviews podcast, which was released on July 20. “I was terrified.
I was afraid. For a few years, I tried to devote myself to being a full-time father, and it was wonderful. But during those years, he saw a rise in his negative thoughts. The 50-year-old continued, “It was lovely to raise a small child, but there came a time where you think to yourself, ‘Wait a minute. You are not deserving of this. Because of what I went through, not receiving that affection as a child, you attempt to convince yourself that you are not deserving of this and that love is not possible in your life. He also mentioned the environment that helped to mold him as a child.
“My father has never said, ‘I love you.'” Oscar said, “My mother never expressed her affection for me. She never actually hugged me. She would begin striking me when I started crying. How awful it was was this. Due to his trauma, the heavyweight champion at the time believed that Travis and Shanna, who were divorced in 2008 after four years of marriage, should raise Atiana.
Landon, 19, and Alabama, 17, are the parents of the musician and former beauty queen. Oscar said, “You persuade yourself that you are not deserving of receiving love.” “After that, you begin to feel sorry for yourself. Life just spirals out of control and you become lost. You only want to drink, use drugs, and run away. Fortunately for me, it kept me in line as I was boxing all the way to the conclusion.
I’ve always believed that I am not deserving of anything, especially love. However, this does not imply that he did not have a relationship with his daughter; rather, it was one that was distinct. He said, “You know, as a father I was always there, but not there. It wasn’t your average relationship because the mother and father were present all the time. Although it wasn’t quite like that, she is undoubtedly my kid, and I adore her.
You fret and have to check in. Even though we were apart, I felt like we were always close, but I didn’t think I was deserving of the position. Today, however, Atiana is an adult, and Oscar is delighted that his daughter can make a strong impression on her own path. The Hall of Famer said, “I love it,” to E! News in June 2022. “I have always hoped for the best for her. A parent always wants the best for his daughter. I therefore give her my best and am always there as her biggest supporter.