Atiana De La Hoya Details Childhood Estrangement From Dad Oscar De La Hoya in Documentary

Atiana De La Hoya recently spoke out is about her lack of a relationship with father Oscar De La Hoya while she was growing up, largely being raised by mom Shanna Moakler and stepdad Travis Barker.

By Hayley Santaflorentina Jul 26, 2023 4:12 PMTags
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Atiana De La Hoya is getting candid, and her words pack a punch. 

The 24-year-old reflected on her distant relationship with dad Oscar De La Hoya as a child, leaving her to largely be raised by her mom Shanna Moakler, and her then-husband Travis Barker.

"I think a lot of people knew him better than I did because they watched his career," Atiana explained, per US Weekly, in part two of Oscar's documentary The Golden Boy. "So my idea of him wasn't necessarily from our relationship, but it was more from who I was told he was."

She also shared she would only see her dad "every so often, maybe, like, once a year," detailing one such occasion. 

"I remember—I think it might have been fourth grade or something—and we were supposed to get dinner and then go to Color Me Mine because I loved art," Atiana revealed. "And I remember trying to think of, like, what I would say. Like, ‘Am I going to call him dad?' And I remember going to Color Me Mine and he painted, like, a cheeseburger and I had the cheeseburger in my room for… it's probably still somewhere, to be honest."

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's Lakeside Family Vacation

For his part, Oscar has recently opened up about his headspace after Atiana's birth and why he made the decision to distance himself. 

"I basically ran away," the former boxer admitted on the Allison Interviews podcast July 20. "I was scared. I was fearful. I did try to be a father full time for a few years, and it was beautiful. It was amazing to raise a little girl but there came a point where you say to yourself, ‘Wait a minute. You're not worthy of this.'"

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But while she might not have a close relationship with Oscar, Atiana and Travis have remained tight over the years despite his split from Shanna in 2008—and it's clear his new wife Kourtney Kardashian is getting to know the 24-year-old too.

In March of this year, the couple each took to Instagram to celebrate Atiana's 24th birthday. The Poosh shared pictures of Atiana to her Instagram Story, writing, per People, "birthday girl! I pray that all of your birthday dreams come true. May you feel special and loved and celebrated on your day! You are such a light and I am sooooo happy to have you in my life! I love you!"

Travis also shared a selfie with Atiana, over which he wrote, "I love this picture of us. Happy birthday @atiaandelahoya I love you."

And for him and Kourtney, who are currently expecting their first baby together, the couple has made it clear their blended family means everything. (Kourtney is mom to Mason Disick, 13, Penelope Disick, 10, and Reign Disick, 8 with ex Scott Disick while the Blink-182 drummer is dad to Landon Barker, 19, Alabama Barker, 17 with Shanna.)

To see all the times their blended family came together, keep reading.

Meet the Kardashian-Barkers

Travis Barker took daughter Alabama Barker, son Landon Barker and stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya to the premiere of The Kardashians in April 2022. Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian was joined by her youngest son Reign Disick.

Front Row

Kourtney's oldest son, Mason Disick, tagged along with Alabama and Atiana to Travis and Kourtney's front row outing at the AMIRI fashion show in February 2022.

Girl Gang

Alabama snapped a silly selfie with  half-sister Atiana annd Kourt and her daughter Penelope Disick during the Kardashians star's May 2022 wedding with Travis.

Here Comes the Bride

Kourtney took a break from her wedding festivities in to pose for a selfie with Alabama.

Celebrating Dad

Travis was joined by Kourtney and Landon at GQ's Men of the Year party in November 2022.

Boys Club

In honor of Landon's 20th birthday in October 2023, Kourtney shared a throwback photo from 2017 of the then-teenager hanging out with Mason.

A Fashionable Family

Kourtney and Travis took  Alabama to Tommy Factory's New York Fashion Week show in September 2022.

Alabama and Penelope

Kourtney shared a close up of this sweet throwback of Alabama and Penelope for Alabama's 17th birthday.

Birthday Bunch

Kourtney, Travis, Alabama, Atiana, Landon and Reign posed at Disneyland on April 18 for Kourtney's 43rd birthday celebration. 

Magic Kingdom

Kourtney, Travis, Alabama, Atiana, Landon and Reign spent the day at the Happiest Place on Earth on April 18 in honor of Kourtney's 43rd birthday.

The Three Mouseketeers

Landon, Atiana and Kourtney struck a pose.

A Portrait by Penelope

Penelope the artist! Travis shared her drawing of him on March 6. 

Family Portraits

On Christmas Eve, the Kardashian-Jenners joined the Barkers for a night of celebrations.

Fun and Games

Travis and Penelope enjoyed a game of checkers, while Kourtney and matriarch MJ watched the pair.

The Sweetest Age of All

For Alabama's 16th birthday in December 2021, Kourtney and Travis surprised her with balloons that spelled out BAMA 16. As her dad wrote in the caption, "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!"

TikTok Fun

Travis appeared with Kourtney and Penelope in a TikTok video posted on the mom and daughter's joint account.

Welcome to the Fam

"So happy for you guys," Travis's daughter Alabama wrote on a photo of the Blink-182 drummer and Kourtney as they celebrated their engagement. "I love u both!"

Amusement Park Fun

Landon joined his dad and Kourtney for some Halloween fun at Knott's Scary Farm in Southern California.

All the Halloween Activities

Seeking out more spooky scenes, Kourtney recruited her son Mason for a trip to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights with Travis and his daughter Alabama.

Frankenstein Friends

Travis' stepdaughter and Alabama and Landon's half-sister Atiana De La Hoya posed as the Bride of Frankenstein to Reign's Frankenstein.

Costume Cutie

Kourtney's daughter Penelope rocked a devil costume for yet another family Halloween outing. This time, the crew headed to immersive L.A. jack-o-lantern experience, Nights of the Jack.

A Memorable Moment

During their Nights of the Jack adventure, Alabama captured Travis and Penelope sharing a sweet moment as he walked around carrying her on his shoulders.

The Ultimate Throwback

Even before they were dating, Travis and Kourtney were friends for years. Just look at this throwback photo of Mason, Landon, Alabama and Penelope from 2017 that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared in honor of Landon's 18th birthday in October 2021! 

Rockstar Training

Talk about a sweet birthday present! Travis gifted Kourtney's daughter Penelope a state-of-the-art drum set when she turned nine back in July.

Family Photo

What better place to spend the Fourth of July than Disneyland? The happy couple celebrated the holiday there with Landon, Alabama and Reign.

Twinning

Atiana opted to twin with Kourtney in matching snow gear during their first family trip together in Deer Valley, Utah back in April 2021.

Snow Day

Who needs to hit the slopes when you've got snowmobiles? Alabama joined in on the fun in this candid snap of her, Kourtney and Atiana.

Just Hangin' Out

Reign struck a pose while on Alabama's back atop Deer Creek's beautiful mountains.

Bros

Like his sister, Landon made sure to get his own photo with Reign.

A TikTok Trio

The family that TikToks together, stays together.

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