Steve Irwin’s Son Robert Is Dating Heath Ledger’s Niece, Rorie Buckey!

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Robert Irwin and Rorie Buckey Go IG Official!Lisa Maree Williams - Getty Images

I have some adorable celebrity relationship news for you today: Robert Irwin, son of late Crocodile Hunter legend Steve Irwin, and Rorie Buckey, niece of late Joker actor Heath Ledger, hard-launched their relationship on Instagram!

The couple walked the red carpet together at the Australian premiere of Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One back in July 2023, so their relationship wasn’t a total secret, but neither of them posted any pictures from the event, so most of his Insta followers were in for a surprise when they opened the app on Thursday and saw the adorable selfie Rob posted featuring Rorie snuggling up to him as they both smiled happily. Rorie ended up making that her IG profile pic. 🥹

Rob’s sister Bindi gave her older sis stamp of approval, commenting, “❤️ Love you both!” The majority of the comment section, however, was hilariously filled with the broken hearts from his fans who wanted to date Robert themselves.

πSiri, play That Should Be Me by Justin Bieber,” one joked.

“Gday Rob, the niece is crying thanks mate—anyway, cob ooroo,” another user wrote.

And my personal fave: “Rob, this is a weird way to propose to me.”

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On Saturday, Rorie made it official on her own Insta, posting a picture of her and Robert smiling with his arm around her.

“Adventure buddy 🫶🏻,” she captioned the post.

Rob replied with a red-heart emoji, and Bindi commented, “You guys 💛💛💛.”

Relationship rumors around Robert and Rorie initially sparked in November 2022 when Australian magazine New Idea spotted them having a beach date in Queensland. They were then seen together again in December 2022 celebrating Rob’s birthday at Australia Zoo. Following their zoo sighting, Rorie’s father told the Daily Mail Australia that he “of course, absolutely” approves of their relationship but “didn’t want to go into detail.”

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