Terri Irwin talks openly about her dating rumours

goss 15/05/2017

It's been 10 years since Steve Irwin's death, and rumours have been circling his partner Terri Irwin that she's found a new flame, Russell Crowe.

“He is very lucky to be embroiled in all of these great rumours,” Terri Irwin joked in a recent TV appearance.

But those rumours are just rumours according to the mum of two.

“We are friends, so he did contact me and ask me if there was something I should let him know.”

Terri, who was married to the late wildlife warrior for 14 years before his death in 2006, said her husband and Russell Crowe were great mates who was "right there" when the family was trying to 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.”

"But absolutely just a dear friend. Nothing going on.”

Terri cleared up that she's not dated anyone since her husband's death, saying that she still feels "a connection" with Steve.

“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," Terri said.

“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.”