Shanna Moakler is opening up about the horrific plane crash that killed four people and severely injured her ex-husband, Travis Barker.
In her first interview since the crash, the former Miss USA tells Extra how she first heard the news, and how Barker ultimately survived.
"I just got that phone call that you dread getting in the middle of the night," she says. "I actually thought when the phone rang, that it was Travis saying, ‘Oh, we landed in L.A. and I’m coming home to you babe.’"
Moakler, who has an on-again, off-again relationship with Barker, says when she first saw him in the hospital, they "both cried. We were really happy to see one another," she says. Of the six people on the plane that night (two pilots and four passengers), only Travis and DJ friend Adam Goldstein survived.
"They were in the back of the plane and Travis remembered where the emergency exit was," she says, adding, "It’s miraculous."
Oddly enough, Moakler says Travis–who hated flying– had a bad feeling about the flight the night of the crash.
"Before he left, he had taken pictures of the plane and sent them to me," she recalls. "He said, ‘I don’t have a good feeling about this plane.’ I said, ‘Please be safe.’ He had a feeling something was about to happen."
Roughly a month later, Moakler says Barker is doing well and "is starting to excercise, do therapy. So hopefully we will see a big AM/Travis show in the future." She adds, "We’re probably not going to be flying anytime soon, at all. We are going to invest in a tour bus."
As for the couple’s relationship today, Moakler says, "We’re parents first. Travis is my family and he always will be my family. I have a profound love for him. I’ve learned that I am very appreciative and thankful for Travis in my life."
When it comes to the topic of remarriage, the former beauty queen says, "I don’t know," but adds that she’d love to have more kids. "I’m kind of crazy. I’d actually love two more but I think just one–one and I’m going to be done."
Tune in to the full interview on Friday’s Extra!
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