Steve Irwin, who was known around the world as the “Crocodile Hunter,” passed away 15 years ago. But his memory and legacy live on. Continuing to carry his torch at the Australia Zoo is his widow, Terri Irwin. She is joined by his children, Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin.
Needless to say, they still love and miss Steve very much. In fact, Terri said during a recent interview on Yahoo! Lifestyle that she has no plans to fall in love with anyone else, even though she has been romantically connected to a few others. One of them is reportedly movie star John Travolta.
“But you know, and I keep saying this, and I think maybe 15 years later people are finally starting to believe me, Steve was it for me. That’s just the way it is,” Terri Irwin explained.
She also shared just how strong the love was between her and Steve. “I had a big, big love. And it was enough to last a lifetime,” Terri, who is now 57 years old, shared.
The widow of the Crocodile Hunter also shared that she is “too busy” for a romantic relationship. She also said that being single is something she is “comfortable” with.
Terri Irwin also opened up about how she was perceived by some friends after Steve’s unexpected death.
“I think when you become a young widow, it can be uncomfortable for other couples, that whole, ‘Oh well, now she’s single, is she looking around?’ And my male friends are more comfortable. They can see I’m not chasing them. I’m too busy to chase anybody,” Terri also said.
Terri Irwin Says a Movie Star Reached Out to Her Family After Steve Irwin Passed Away
Speaking of the men she has reportedly been involved with, there are other famous names on the list.
“I have kept track because it’s kind of funny … let’s see, apparently it’s all the Hogans – that’s Paul and Hulk; Russell Crowe, and most recently, it’s Richard Wilkins,” she added.
Her reported connection to one of these men stands out above the rest. “I think the most flattering would be Russell because he is such a good person, and a very good friend to our family. And I actually do really love him because he loved Steve and they were such good friends,” Terri Irwin also said.
She also said that Crowe, who is the star of such films as “Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind,” was supportive of the Crocodile Hunter’s family after his death.
“You know, he stepped up so much when Steve died. Russell was the very first person to call me afterward, and he just said, ‘I am so, so sorry,'” Terri said. “It meant a lot and now I kind of feel sorry for him because he is forever being linked to me so I could be cramping his style – same for Richard Wilkins.”
Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, was only 44 years old at the time of his unexpected death. He died in 2006 after he was hit with a stingray barb. He was filming a documentary off the coast of Australia at the time.