Kourtney Kardashian’s relationship with Travis Barker is allegedly just for show.

In its July 19 issue, Globe claimed that Kourtney is just using the musician to hurt her sister, Kim Kardashian.

A source claimed that Kourtney also enjoys posting about her relationship with Barker because she keeps getting compliments about the way she looks.

For the first time in years, the reality TV star is allegedly receiving more compliments than her younger sister. So, she wants to soak it all in.

“Kim used to love taunting Khloe and Kourtney that she was the family’s ultimate symbol and they were the homely sisters. There’s always been a lot of competition between the girls to look as hot as possible. That’s no thanks to their mother, Kris Jenner, who wants her daughters to be over-achievers just like her,” the source said.

The insider said that Kourtney never appreciated being shoved to the sidelines while Kim continued to flaunt her assets in photos and videos. So, the mom of three couldn’t be happier now that she’s able to get everyone’s attention.

According to the source, Barker is also in on what Kourtney is doing. In fact, the couple wants to outshine Kim on social media. And the musician has also encouraged his girlfriend to unleash her inner femme fatale.

“Travis is telling Kourt she’s 10 times hotter than Kim and to embrace it, and she is. She’s just getting started, but it’s getting on Kim’s nerves how over-the-top she is about it,” the source said.

However, one should take the tabloid’s claims with a grain of salt. By the looks of it, the publication is just creating drama where there is none.

First, Kourtney isn’t faking her relationship with Barker. In fact, the couple has been very lovey-dovey on their social media posts.

Just recently, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared a loved-up photo with her boyfriend. In the snap, Barker is carrying her in his arms.

Second, it is also not true that Kourtney is trying to outshine Kim because she doesn’t have any reason to. The sisters have always been supportive of each other. And it’s unlikely for them to try and outshine each other based on their appearances.

Third, Barker couldn’t have been in on Kourtney’s plans to outshine her sister because there is no proof that this is what she’s trying to do.