Terri Irwin opens up about her love life after Steve

Losing a loved one is never easy, and when young children are involved you have to be strong for more

Losing a loved one is never easy, and when young children are involved you have to be strong for more than just yourself. Terri Irwin, famed wife of Australia’s Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, was left picking up the pieces when her husband met and untimely death almost 10 years ago.

Terri says she got on with raising their two children — Bindi and Robert — and worked extra hard to carry on The Crocodile Hunter legacy, championing wildlife conservation. Learning how to lived without a loved one by your side is tough, Terri knows.

Speaking with The Weekly, Terri has opened up about her personal life after Steve died and reveals that when it came to putting herself out there in pursuit of love again she had to first acknowledge that it was unlikely her experience would be anything like what she and Steve shared.

“I haven’t been on a single date since Steve died,” the 52-year-old wildlife warrior says. “If I hadn’t met Steve, I probably would never have married, because I wasn’t looking for love when I met him. What we had was incredible.”

She told ET that the reason she’s not dating is because she’s already had her “happily ever after”.

“I still feel immense love and loyalty to Steve. And I’ve got great kids, I’ve got a very full life, and while I’m lonely for Steve, I’m not a lonely person,” Terri says.

Have you ever lost a loved one? How did it change you? Can you relate to Terri?

  1. Jayne  

    Can’t relate to this uber-controlling ‘helicopter mother” in any way, shape, or form!
    Can’t hack her at all, & never have been able to!
    Steve was the ONLY one who was able to ensure she stayed under the radar. Since his unfortunate demise, she’s spread her wings like a huge flying mom.

    I couldn’t give a square f@&) about what her ‘love life’ is.

    Hopefully, now Bindi’s 18, that she flies off with her young man, as far away from Mom, as possible.
    This is the only way, she’ll actually mature.
    I pity Bob, until he’s of age.

      • I disagree with the comments by this “person” above. I say “person” because I cant imagine such tripe coming from a ridgey didge Aussie male or female, I am being kind. The only thing I am sad about is the breakdown in the relationship between the kids and Bob Irwin.
        The kids are a fantastic image of (Bob’s son) Steve and I wish them both every success and may the Zoo enjoy continued success and expansion. It has brought us many hours of happiness seeing the joy on the faces of our many local national and international visitors.

    • Terri has done a fantastic job of bringing up Bindi and Bob. Terri must have gone to hell and back, especially in the earlier years after losing a much loved husband and big personality like Steve.

  2. Oooow dear me, what vile comments Jayne and friend, what on earth could this poor woman have done to you to deserve that….. As Pauline would say ‘please explain’. Maybe you should just keep your disgusting comments to yourself, unless of course you are as perfect as you think you are !!!!!

  3. Above comment says far more about Jayne and Jennifer….what unhappy people they must be!

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