Robert Irwin Makes Relationship Public on Instagram: Steve Irwin’s Son and Heath Ledger’s Niece Confirm Dating Status

“Robert Irwin, Son of Steve Irwin, and Rorie Buckey, Heath Ledger’s Niece, Confirm Relationship on Instagram with Heartwarming Photos”

"Robert Irwin and Rorie Buckey: Wildlife Warriors in Love"
“Robert Irwin and Rorie Buckey: Wildlife Warriors in Love”

In a heartwarming display of affection, Rorie Buckey, the niece of the late Heath Ledger, and Robert Irwin, son of the renowned ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, made their relationship official on Instagram. Fans have flooded the comments section with messages of joy and support.

The couple had previously hinted at their relationship by walking the red carpet together at the Australian premiere of “Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One” in July 2023. However, they refrained from sharing any photos together, leaving their Instagram followers surprised when Robert Irwin posted a selfie featuring Rorie cuddling up to him, both wearing radiant smiles.

Getting to Know Rorie Buckey

Rorie is the daughter of Nathan Buckey, a flooring business owner, and Kate Buckey, who manages a design and media production company. Kate is the sister of the late Heath Ledger, renowned for his iconic role as the Joker and films like “10 Things I Hate About You.” Rorie is presently a student at Curtin University in Perth, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy.

Heath Ledger’s family established the Heath Ledger Scholarship for aspiring Australian actors following his passing in January 2008, at the age of 28, as a tribute to his memory and lasting legacy.

Robert and Rorie’s Blossoming Relationship

Speculation about Robert and Rorie’s relationship first surfaced in November 2022 when they were spotted enjoying a beach date in Queensland. Following a visit to a local grill restaurant for hamburgers and fries, the couple found a grassy spot to sit, where Robert affectionately embraced Rorie. In the following month, a photo captured them together at the Australia Zoo, celebrating Robert’s birthday alongside his mother, Terri Irwin.

Acknowledging their connection, Nathan Buckey, Rorie’s father, expressed his approval of their relationship in December, though he chose not to delve into specifics. The couple later made their public debut on the red carpet at the Sydney premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” on July 3.

Rorie Joins Robert as a Wildlife Warrior

Rorie has embraced the Irwin family’s commitment to wildlife conservation, earning her place as a “wildlife warrior.” She recently shared a photo of herself and Robert releasing a turtle into the water. Australia Zoo, once owned by Steve Irwin before his passing in 2006, takes pride in nurturing and rehabilitating animals until they are ready to return to their natural habitats.

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