Terri Irwin is an American-Australian natural conservationist who is known as the wife of the late zookeeper of Australia Steve Irwin. She owns the Australian zoo in Beerwah in Queensland. Let us today gather an insight into the professional life and personal life of Terri Irwin.
Terri Irwin-age, birth, family
Terri Irwin is 54 years of age and was born on 20 July 1964 in Eugene, Oregon, the USA. Her birth name was Terri Raines and she was the youngest of three children of her parents. She holds an American nationality and is of North American ethnicity. She was married to an Australian named Steve Irwin. Her parents were Clarence and Judy Raines and both were environmentalists. They divorced in 2014. The family had a long-haul trucking business and her father used to get home animals injured on the highway and tender and take care of them.
Also, there is not much information about her educational background.
Terri Irwin and her relationship with Steve Irwin
Terri Irwin had gone to Australia on a holiday and it is here that she met Steve Irwin. It was on 6 October 1991. Steve had at that time taken charge of the Australian zoo from his parents Bob and Lyn Irwin. The couple met in the zoo and soon became friends and began dating. They dated for almost a year after which they decided to take their relationship to the next level and got married a year later on 4 June 1992. The wedding took place in Oregon and later the new bride moved to Australia.
The couple was to go for a honeymoon but around the same time, they came to know that a crocodile was going to get hunted down and killed. They canceled their trip and decided instead to save the crocodile. They also filmed this event and managed to save the crocodile.
The couple made conservation of Nature their mission and have in many ways tried to conserve the environment.
Terri Irwin and her children
The couple had their first child on 24 July 1998. It was a daughter named Bindi Irwin and around five years later, they had a son who was called Robert Clarence Irwin. He was born on 1 December 2003. The couple was happy with their children. But destiny had something else in store for Terri. She lost her husband in 2006.
Steve Irwin and his death
Steve used to film many documentaries on animals and birds. He used to come in contact with some deadly animals as well during the shoots. On 4 September 2006, he was filming a documentary called Ocean’s deadliest and it was an underwater shoot. Unfortunately, Steve was stung by a stingray fish and lost his life. The stingray pierced his heart and killed him instantaneously.
In January 2007, all the videos except one which was showing the last moments of Steve were destroyed so that they do not fall in the hands of the public. Terri was given the last video but she too destroyed it and she and her family never saw it.
On their 26th wedding anniversary, Terri Irwin put up this emotional message on her social media.
Terri Irwin and her later relationships
It was said that Terri is dating Russell Crowe but she denied the rumors. Her daughter also denied the rumors and said that her mother is still very much attached to the memories of her father. Now after 12 years of losing her husband, Terri is onto online dating. Her daughter is engaged to wildlife warrior Chandler Powell and would soon be married to her.
Terri Irwin and her career and net worth
Terri owns the Beerwah zoo in Queensland. She has shot along with her late husband in Crocodile Hunter. She has a huge fortune of her own and has a real estate business as well. She has a great net worth of more than $ 26 million.
Terri has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches. Her weight and other body measurements are not known. She has blonde hair and hazel-colored eyes.
She is active on the social media with a good follower count on Twitter and Instagram.
Source: Wikipedia.org, wikinetworth.com, IMDB