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Father confirms daughter Rorie dating Steve Irwin’s son Robert

EXCLUSIVE: Father of Robert Irwin’s new girlfriend Rorie Buckey breaks his silence on his teenage daughter’s relationship with the wildlife warrior and reveals what he really thinks about the romance

  • Rorie Buckey’s gives his daughter’s romance with Robert Irwin the seal of appproval
  •  Irwin and the Perth student went public for the first time last month
  •  Dad Nathan Buckey runs a flooring business and is married to Kate Ledger

The father of Robert Irwin’s new girlfriend Rorie Buckey has given the thumbs up to his daughter’s budding romance with the famous wildlife warrior.

Nathan Buckey, who runs a flooring business and is married to Heath Ledger’s sister Kate, confirmed his teenage daughter Rorie, 18, was in a relationship with Steve Irwin’s son when contacted by Daily Mail Australia and said the couple had his seal of approval. 

The Perth business owner was reluctant to spill too much about the new romance, saying he ‘didn’t want to go into detail’.

The father of Robert Irwin’s new girlfriend Rorie Buckey has given the thumbs up to his daughter’s budding romance with the famous wildlife warrior. News of a budding romance broke when the pair were spotted on a beach date almost three weeks ago

Rorie (left) is the daughter of Heath Ledger's sister Kate Buckey pictured here in 2018 and her Kate's husband Nathan. Her twin sister Scarlett is pictured (right)

Rorie (left) is the daughter of Heath Ledger’s sister Kate Buckey pictured here in 2018 and her Kate’s husband Nathan. Her twin sister Scarlett is pictured (right) 

However when asked if he approved of the relationship, Buckey said emphatically; ‘Of course, absolutely’.

‘But I’d prefer to leave it at that, thank you anyway.’ 

It comes almost three weeks after Rorie and Robert were spotted cuddling up on a beachside date in Queensland. 

The young couple looked smitten as they enjoyed burgers and fries from a local Grill’d restaurant and looked out to the ocean. 

More recently the pair were snapped dining at Brisbane’s trendy Hellenika.

The new relationship marks the coming-together of two of Australia’s most-famous families – both of whom have grappled with major tragedy.

Robert, 19, (left) and new girlfriend Rorie , 18, (right) were spotted on a romantic and intimate date at trendy restaurant Hellenika in Brisbane Monday night

Robert, 19, (left) and new girlfriend Rorie , 18, (right) were spotted on a romantic and intimate date at trendy restaurant Hellenika in Brisbane Monday night 

Perth-based Rorie is the niece of acting legend Heath Ledger and daughter Heath Ledger’s sister Kate, who owns a design and media productions company.

Heath was at the top of his Hollywood career when he was found dead in January 2008 following an accidental prescription drug overdose.

Kate has since vowed to keep The Dark Knight star’s legacy alive by creating the Heath Ledger Scholarship for promising young Australian actors.

The new relationship marks the coming-together of two of Australia's most-famous families - both of whom have grappled with major tragedy.  Perth-based Rorie is the niece of late Heath Ledger who was found dead in January 2008 following an accidental prescription drug overdose

The new relationship marks the coming-together of two of Australia’s most-famous families – both of whom have grappled with major tragedy.  Perth-based Rorie is the niece of late Heath Ledger who was found dead in January 2008 following an accidental prescription drug overdose

Like Rorie, Robert is no stranger to the sudden loss of a loved one.

His father Steve, known to the world as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, died aged 44, on September 4, 2006, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray.

Steve is survived by his wife Terri, daughter Bindi and son Robert – who was just three years old when his father passed away.

Like Heath’s sister, Robert and the Irwin family have vowed to keep Steve’s memory alive through their conservationist work at Australia Zoo

Like Rorie, Robert is no stranger to the sudden loss of a loved one. His father Steve, known to the world as the 'Crocodile Hunter', died aged 44, on September 4, 2006, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray

Like Rorie, Robert is no stranger to the sudden loss of a loved one. His father Steve, known to the world as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, died aged 44, on September 4, 2006, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray 

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