For a few years now, rumors have been swirling that Terri Irwin — widow of the late Steve Irwin — and actor Russell Crowe are dating. While speaking with E! News on Thursday, Irwin’s daughter Bindi, 18, set the record straight.
“There’s lots of crazy rumors,” she said. “You know, we do love Russell, but mum and Russell aren’t actually in love!”
“My dad is still very much my mum’s soulmate. And I think that no matter what, Mum always says that they’ll always be married,” Bindi continued. “And to her, Mom and Dad, they’re always going to be together. So in this life and the next, they’re a couple and a team. So I think that’s really important.”
She admitted that Crowe is a close friend of her family but made it clear that there are no romantic feelings between him and her mother.
“Russell is a wonderful wildlife warrior. He was a dear friend of dad’s — now a dear friend of ours,” she said. “He feels like family to us, but mum and Russell? Just friends. For sure.”