Things You Didn’t Know About The Irwin Family
11. Whirlwind Love Story
Both Terri and Steve Irwin described their romance as “love at first sight,” and even though he was living in Australia and she was in Oregon it didn’t stop their love from blossoming. The pair first met in 1991 when Terri visited the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park in Australia which Steve helped run with his parents, and she was immediately interested in him. “I thought there was no one like this anywhere in the world. He sounded like an environmental Tarzan, a larger-than-life superhero guy,” she said of her first impression of Steve. Through a long distance romance, only four months later the duo became engaged and on June 4, 1992, only six months after they first met, they tied the knot in Terri’s hometown of Eugene, Oregon before she packed up her life to move to Australia with Steve. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Bindi Sue Irwin on July 24, 1998, naming her after Steve’s favorite crocodile at the zoo, Bindi, and a beloved family dog, named Sui. In December 2003 the couple welcomed their second child, son Robert Clarence named after Steve’s father.