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Steve Irwin’s wife, Terri, has worked hard with her two children to celebrate the Crocodile Hunter’s legacy—and he was recently honored with a Google Doodle for his 57th birthday. But that hasn’t stopped Australian tabloids from spreading gossip that the widow dated Australian actor Russell Crowe. Terri put those rumors to rest two years ago by clarifying a few things about her dating life.

Thank you so much, @Google for honouring dad with his own #GoogleDoodle all over the world. A perfect way to celebrate his birthday, sharing everything he did to make the world a better place. pic.twitter.com/MrKdzTqZke

— Robert Irwin (@RobertIrwin) February 21, 2019

The conservationist officially denied that she dated the Gladiator actor in an interview with Access Hollywood two years ago. Joined by her daughter, Bindi, Terri said that Russell has been a fierce ally in protecting the family’s wildlife preserve in Australia, and that they are just friends. In fact, she hasn’t dated anyone since her husband Steve passed away in 2006, though according to reports, Crowe was one of the first people to support her when she recently broke down on TV.

“He’s a great guy but absolutely just a dear friend,” Terri told Access Hollywood in 2017. “The saying goes, when it comes to friends I’d rather have four quarters than a hundred pennies… and he’s definitely a quarter.”

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The mother also explained why she hasn’t been romantically involved with anyone since Steve’s death. “I feel a connection still with Steve,” she told Access Hollywood. “You know when you take those vows, and say ‘we’ll be together as long as we both shall live,’ I really don’t think I would’ve married if I hadn’t met Steve. And he’s very special to me and continues to be.” She even Tweeted a beautiful photo of them together to commemorate what would have been their 25th anniversary.

When asked by Access Hollywood if she wanted her mother to date, Bindi said she just wants her mom to be happy.

“Honestly, all I want in life in mom’s happiness,” said the 18-year-old. “What people sometimes forget is that when you find your soulmate, if you’ve found that soulmate you really don’t want to move on. So mom had her soulmate and mom and dad will always be married and will always be together. I think that’s a beautiful thing.”

Terri Irwin now works as the owner of the Australia Zoo, where she continues to preserve the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve and cherish Steve’s memory.

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The strongest and most beautiful Mum in the whole world❤️ Today we celebrate Mother’s Day but I feel blessed every day to be your daughter. Thank you for always showing us that the true meaning of life is unconditional love. I love you, forever.

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November 15th, also known as Steve Irwin’s day, is the date set aside in remembrance of the Australian conservationist. He died a gruesome death back in 2006 when a short-tailed sting ray punctured his lungs and heart while filming on the Great Barrier Reef. No one felt the loss more than his wife, Terri, and kids; Bindi and Robert. So, thirteen years later, after the tragedy, we asked ourselves whether Terri Irwin found love again. Is she married now or dating someone new? Check out the latest updates here.

Is Terri Irwin secretly dating Russel Crowe?

This story made headlines a while back when the two stars were spotted cozying up to each other. Terri and her two kids would often drive out to his ranch only six hours away from their family-owned zoo. Moreover, he was there for her when she broke down on television. So, are the rumors surrounding Terri Irwin and Russel Crowe dating accurate?

Take it from the mother of two’s mouth that they are nothing but good friends. She spoke out on an interview with Access Hollywood back in 2017 and gave out her thoughts about the Australian actor;

Terri Irwin and Russel Crowe

“He’s a great guy but absolutely just a dear friend. The saying goes, when it comes to friends, I’d rather have four quarters than a hundred pennies, and he’s definitely a quarter.”

Russell is a great friend to the widow and her family. Similarly, he was also friends with Steve when he was alive and even approved of his wildlife conservation measures.

As of now, Terri Irwin is neither married or dating anyone.

Has Terri Irwin dated anyone after Steve?

In one interview, Bindi was asked whether she would be okay if her mother got back onto the dating wheel. She answered honestly and emphasized that she only cared about her mom’s happiness. However, the recently engaged 21-year-old also pointed out that Terri and Steve Irwin were soulmates. Even in death, they were still linked together.

Terri Irwin and her late husband Steve

Last year, the mother of two also declared to People Magazine that she hadn’t been on a date for 27 years. This was an apparent reference to her marriage with Steve.

Moreover, she also added that she misses him and longs for him. However, she also clarified that she isn’t lonely; neither is she searching. She already had her happily ever after with her late husband.

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Terri Irwin, formerly Terri Raines, was the head of her family’s construction business in Oregon, America. She had also founded her wildlife conservatory facility called Cougar Country when she decided on embarking on a vacation to Australia at age 27.

Terri Irwin with her kids Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin

Here, she met up with Steve in 1991, and within eight months of meeting, they recited their vows on June 4th, 1992. After entirely relocating to the Outback continent, the couple had their first daughter, Bindi Irwin, in 1998. Her brother, Robert later followed her on December 1st, 2003. Fast forward to current times; the kids are now grown up and carrying on with his legacy. Wherever he is, he’s probably smiling with pride.

Bindi Irwin’s 21st birthday party turned into a surprise engagement party Wednesday.

The conservationist and reality TV star said yes when her longtime love, Chandler Powell, popped the question — and she was quick to share the happy news with her fans and followers on Instagram.

“On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life,” she wrote. “Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness.”

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And Irwin doesn’t want that whirlwind to slow down now. She’s ready to walk down the aisle soon.

“I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife,” she continued. “Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!”

The message accompanied two sweet engagement photos. One simply shows the couple sharing a cuddle, while the other pic gives a glimpse of her gorgeous new ring — and the sparkling (and on trend) oval diamond it boasts.

Powell often works alongside Irwin and her family at Australia Zoo, which was founded by Irwin’s late father, Steve Irwin. It’s where they met and it’s where he proposed.

“She said YES!” he wrote in his own Instagram announcement. “Almost 6 years ago we met at Australia Zoo. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light. Proposing in her very favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will.”

It was a fitting place to celebrate their love, since according to Irwin herself, her “Crocodile Hunter” dad, who died in 2006, would have approved of her partnership with Powell.

“I believe there’s always someone for everyone and when you find that one, as we have found each other, it’s a real blessing and a privilege,” she told Australian Women’s Weekly magazine in 2017. “We all think Dad would have loved Chandler.”

In an with Entertainment Tonight, she revealed the moment she knew Powell was the one — when he first put on the family’s trademark khakis.

“It was kind of one of those moments that was a real defining moment for me, because you know, it’s only the people who are the closest to us that get their khakis,” she said. “So it was kind of like, this really big step.”

Now, they’re about to take another big step — together!

Bindi Irwin is beaming in her recent photos, which were taken shortly after her engagement to her longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell. The whole family is thrilled, but as her mom Terri reminded us, there was one member missing from the sweet photos: Beloved TV personality Steve Irwin, who died in 2006 from an accident that occurred while filming an eight-foot-wide stingray. Terri’s congratulatory message to her daughter mentioned how he would have reacted to the happy news.

“Best day ever! Chandler asked and beautiful @BindiIrwin said yes. I am so very happy, and I know Steve would be too. Congratulations!!” Terri captioned a photo she shared on Twitter.

Best day ever! Chandler asked and beautiful @BindiIrwin said yes. I am so very happy, and I know Steve would be too. Congratulations!! pic.twitter.com/sN5sFnxZhI

— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) July 24, 2019

The entire family is absolutely gushing over the news, as Bindi’s younger brother Robert also congratulated the couple on Instagram.

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I am beyond happy for you two. You are true soulmates and have always been so completely perfect for each other. Love you both and congratulations 💍

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“I am beyond happy for you two,” he captioned a series of photos. “You are true soulmates and have always been so completely perfect for each other. Love you both and congratulations.”

As for the bride-to-be, she’s already prepared to walk down the aisle and marry the man she met at a zoo six years ago.

“On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life,” she wrote on Instagram. “Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!”

After meeting at the Australia Zoo, it seemed fitting that Chandler asked Bindi to marry him at the same location. He’s been a seamless fit in the Irwin family, as he also shares a passion for conservation. Earlier this year, he dedicated a post to Steve and called him, “the man who inspired me to follow my dreams from the moment I can remember.”

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Thank you to the man who inspired me to follow my dreams from the moment I can remember. It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the amazing work @australiazoo and @wildlifewarriorsworldwide do every day. Together we can carry on Steve’s legacy and conserve our wildlife for the generations to come🌿

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The American wakeboarder relocated, moving from Florida to Australia to be closer to Bindi in January 2018. He’s even working alongside her little bro as a member of the Croc Team at the Australia Zoo’s Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.

“I’ve got my khaki on and I am loving it!” he told People about his move. A man who loves animals and a khaki uniform? Steve would be loving it too.

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Steve and Terri’s children Bindi and Robert are a credit to the couple as they carry on their father’s conservation work at Australia Zoo and continue to highlight their mission through the media.

Bindi is engaged to longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell. The 21 year old also donates 10% of her wages at the Australia Zoo to her family’s charity, Wildlife Warriors, and was honored with the Australian Geographic Society’s Young Conservationist of the Year Award in 2014.

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Together Forever ❤️

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Dedicated family

Robert, 15, is a keen photographer and hosts “Robert’s Real Life Adventures”, a program on his family’s zoo’s internal TV network and has also co-created a book series called “Robert Irwin: Dinosaur Hunter”

Both are admirably dedicated to their family, especially their mother Terri.

Throughout the years the topic of Terri and whether she would meet anyone else has been a focus in the media.

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“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale

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Loyal friend

The now 55-year-old even had to navigate her way through rumors she was dating Hollywood actor and Australian Russell Crowe.

She addressed those rumors in a television interview stating that Russell was a “dear friend” who helped their family protect the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Queensland.

“In all honesty, he and Steve became friends many years ago, and after Steve passed, you find out who your true friends are. And Russell has been very loyal as a great friend,” she told “Access Hollywood.”

Terri, who appeared on the show alongside her daughter Bindi, explained why she hasn’t dated anyone else since Steve.

“Just because I feel a connection still with Steve,” she said. “I really don’t think I would have married if I hadn’t met Steve. And he’s very special to me and continues to be.

“And I’ve got beautiful kids and a lot of wonderful conservation work. So I’m lonely for Steve, but I’m not a lonely person.”

Bindi was then asked if she wanted her mother to “get out there and date” to which she said, “Honestly, all I want in life is mom’s happiness. What people sometimes forget is that when you find your soul mate, if you’ve found that soul mate, you really don’t want to move on,” she said.

Bindi added, “So mom had her soul mate, and mom and dad will always be married and will always be together. I think that’s a beautiful thing.”

In June 2017, Terri posted a beautiful tribute to Steve on what would have been their 25th wedding anniversary.

“Today would have been our 25th wedding anniversary. I miss you so very much, and I am grateful every day for the time we had together,” she wrote.

Today would have been our 25th wedding anniversary. I miss you so very much, and I am grateful every day for the time we had together. pic.twitter.com/Ztzoclhvyt

— Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) June 4, 2017

Losing such a wonderful man when he was just 44 years old must have been so heartbreaking for the Bindi family but what they’ve achieved since then is incredible.

The family he left behind is a strong unit committed to a greater cause that keeps them binded.

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Steve Irwin’s wife Terri trades khaki uniform for glitzy dresses, reportedly dating ‘mystery man’

Terri Irwin, the 54-year-old mother-of-two, has undergone a glamorous makeover and transformation in recent months as it is reported that her new look is to impress a “mystery man” in her life.

According to a report by Women’s Day, the widow of the late crocodile hunter Steve Irvin has transformed her wardrobe and traded her khaki colored ensembles for figure-hugging glitzy dresses.

A source shared, “There’s been a huge shift in her body confidence, and she wants to have more fun with fashion.” It was just last week that Terri gave onlookers a glimpse of her lean legs while sporting a silver sequined mini dress at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards in Los Angeles.

Bindi Irwin, Terri Irwin, and Robert Irwin attend the Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel (Getty Images)

The silver mini dress featured long sleeves and a crew neckline, and Terri paired it with strappy silver stilettos and a black clutch purse. Terri even splashed on some makeup for the special occasion, bringing a pop of color with a soft pink lip and a swipe of blush on her cheeks.

The wildlife warrior shared the spotlight with her children, with Bindi looking equally as stunning in a black and white dress. The 20-year-old kept things simple with a pair of black heels, while she styled her hair in soft waves and pulled part back with a white clip. Her brother Robert looked dapper in a navy suit which he paired perfectly with a light blue shirt, tie and casual black sneakers.

Terri showed off her stunning figure in a tight black sweater along with a floral skirt and a pair of strappy nude colored heels (Getty Images)

About a month ago, Terri was seen looking very glamorous while attending an exclusive gala dinner at the SLS Hotel located in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles in early May. She showed off her stunning figure in a tight black sweater along with a floral skirt and a pair of strappy nude colored heels.

The source said, “Everyone’s wondering who she’s trying to impress. There are rumors she met someone while working in LA and she’s been getting close to this guy for a while.”

The source further said that Terri could have glammed up for the Critics Choice Real TV Awards as her “new man” was also attending the event.

n May last year, she attended the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Los Angeles in a knee-length black lace dress with bell sleeves and cut-out shoulders (Getty Images)

It’s not the first time Terri has traded her khakis in favor of an elegant red carpet ensemble. In May last year, she attended the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Los Angeles in a knee-length black lace dress with bell sleeves and cut-out shoulders.

The Irwin family had earlier suffered a major loss when Terri’s husband Steve passed away at the age of 44 after an encounter with a stingray on the Great Barrier Reef in 2006. Steve left behind his wife Terri, his daughter Bindi, and son Robert.

Terri had previously shared that she still feels very close to Steve and refused to remarry or even go out on dates. The couple had first met in 1991 when Terri was visiting wildlife rehabilitation facilities located in Australia. The pair fell in love and got married the very next year in 1992.

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Biography & Everything About Terri Irwin – Steve Irwin’s wife

She was born Terri Raines in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States on the 20th of July 1964. Her parents- Judy and Clarence Raines – are environmentalists and raised Terri and her two sisters to appreciate nature. Her family also ran a long-haul trucking business.

While she was growing up, her father regularly brought home animals that were injured on the highway where he drove his truck. This was how Terri fell in love with saving and rehabilitating injured animals. In 1986, she founded Cougar Country – a rehabilitation facility to re-educate and release predatory mammals back into the wild.

Career Progress

In order to enhance her knowledge about animal care, Terri Irwin became a veterinary technician at an emergency veterinary hospital in 1989. She seems to have a lot going on at the same time with taking care of her personal pets which includes several birds, 15 cats, and a dog, running her rehabilitation facility (Cougar Country), helping her father run the family business and working/learning at a veterinary hospital. Unknown to her, all her education and experience was preparing her for the beautiful and eventful life she eventually shared with her with her late husband.

Married Life – Children

Terri Irwin with her children: Bindi, Robert and Bindi’s fiancee Chandler Powell

Terri Irwin went on a tour of Australia in 1991 and visited several rehabilitation facilities where she met Steve Irwin. They had a whirlwind romance before getting engaged four months later and got married eight months later – on the 4th of June 1992. Steve described their relationship as love at first sight. They had a lot in common and it appeared they were made for each other.

They filmed their first documentary on their honeymoon which aired as the first episode for Crocodile Hunter. The couple worked together releasing feature films; Collision Course: Crocodile Hunter and Wiggly Safari alongside their many other television series.

Terri and Steve had two amazing children (Bindi and Robert) who also share their parents’ passion for animals and nature. Bindi Irwin recently got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Chandler Powell.

In 2006, September 4th precisely, tragedy struck while Terri and the kids were trekking in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Steve got pierced in his chest by a short-tail stingray barb while filming underwater. It was indeed a devastating time for the family but they have worked hard to continue in Steve’s legacy.

Did Terri Irwin Remarry?

Since her husband’s passing away in 2006, Terri Irwin has not dated anyone nor has she considered having a relationship. She has shared in a series of interviews that while it isn’t a bad thing to find love again, she has met her soulmate and has had her happily ever after. Terri says she has her hands full with work, family, and is very content to fly solo.

How Much Is Terri Irwin’s Net Worth?

The mother of two has worked hard to keep Australian Zoo afloat since the sudden demise of her husband. With the support of her children, they have further developed the business into a flourishing venture.

Terri with her husband filmed over 300 episodes of their television series showing on Animal Planet. Their series includes The Crocodile Hunter, Croc Files, Bindi: The Jungle Girl, Croc Diaries, New Breed Vets and Ghost of War. These shows have strong followership and are viewed by an audience of more than 500 million in 142 countries. With all their investment and hard work, her net worth has been estimated to be $66 million.

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Height And Body Measurements

Terri Irwin has been able to maintain her slim stature with her constant hard work especially in the outdoors. She stands at a height of about 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m). Regrettably, her other body measurements are not yet public knowledge.

Other Achievements

  • In 2007, Terri won the Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Award.
  • The University of Queensland also awarded her an honorary doctorate for her work in conservation and support of high-quality research.
  • In 2006, she was honored for her services and contribution to wildlife conservation and tourism.
  • She was a finalist for Queensland Australian of the year.

Terri, Steve and Bindi back in the day; Bindi and Chandler in 2019 (Picture: PA; chanderpowell/Instagram)

Terri Irwin, the widow of animal expert Steve Irwin, has expressed her excitement that Chandler Powell is joining the family ahead of his wedding to her daughter Bindi.

The pair are due to tie the knot next year

‘We are really blessed,’ Terri said of professional wakeboarder Chandler, 23, and conservationist Bindi, 21.

She added in her latest interview: ‘I love Chandler’s family!’ before calling her soon-to-be in-laws ‘lovely’.

Speaking to Today, Terri said earlier: ‘You forget that when your daughter is getting married, you get this great man as part of your family, but you also get his family.

‘At the moment they are celebrating Thanksgiving with Chandler’s family in Florida… and there is like 60 people at Thanksgiving!’

Chandler and Bindi have been together for six years (Picture: MEGA)

We can’t believe little Bindi is now 21.

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Where does the time go?!

Zookeeper and TV personality Steve passed away in 2006 after a fatal encounter with a stingray while filming in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Terri and Steve tied the knot in 1992 (Picture: Bindi Irwin/Twitter)

He was also a dad to Bindi’s brother Robert, who is now 15.

It seems Chandler is just as enthusiastic about Bindi’s family as Terri is about his.

He took to Instagram earlier this year to tell followers: ‘Bindi’s family has always been so amazing, welcoming me and my family into their incredible world!

‘Feeling very lucky to have the best support in our lives as @bindisueirwin and I embark on this next chapter.’

How sweet!

Bindi – who won season 21 of Dancing With the Stars in 20915 – confirmed earlier this year that she and Chandler would wed at Australia Zoo in Queensland, ‘surrounded by animals.’


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