It's been over a decade since the world lost the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin—but for Terri, Bindi, and Robert, they lost a loved one. And now, Terri has revealed her husband's death dashed their dreams of expanding their family.
Chatting to E! News, Terri shared, “Steve said to me how excited he was when Bindi was born. He said, ‘Do you think we could have a boy?’ And then Robert was born, and they’re perfect. They’re easy kids; they’re wonderful to me; they’re such a help," she added. "I said to Steve, ‘Let’s have a third.’ And he said, ‘You have a girl and you have a boy. What are you hoping for?’”
While they may not have had that third child, the Irwin family couldn't seem more complete. The trio have dedicated their lives to continuing Steve's conservation work, a decision that wasn't made lightly.
"It was a conscious decision we made together while coming to terms with our grief a decade ago," Terri explained. “When we lost Steve, it was a real crossroads of deciding whether we were just going to curl up in the corner or try to do something even bigger and better. The only way to honor Steve and his legacy and everything he lived for was to try to continue his work and expand on it.”
Bindi and Terri attended the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Los Angeles on May 13. The now-18-year-old was delighted to be her mom's date to the glitzy event.
“This evening is so special to me, being with my beautiful family and our family of wildlife warriors,” she gushed. "It's such an honor to see so many people joining us. As human beings, we really have to find peace and happiness and light within ourselves to be able to make a positive change in the world."
So sweet! You're forever in our hearts, Steve.
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