Celebrity conservationist Robert Irwin, renowned for his dedicated work in wildlife preservation, has been making headlines for his professional achievements and personal life. The young wildlife enthusiast, who has been dating Rorie Buckey since November 2022, recently celebrated a significant milestone - his 20th birthday, marked by a heartfelt shoutout from his girlfriend.
Rorie Buckey, niece of the late acclaimed actor Heath Ledger, took to Instagram to express her affection for Robert on the eve of his birthday. Accompanying a charming reel of the couple, Rorie's post read, “Happy 20th Birthday to my partner in crime and best friend.
I love you @robertirwinphotography”. This sweet message quickly garnered attention, highlighting the duo's close bond. Robert, the son of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, reciprocated with equal warmth, responding, “Awww Rorie, thank you, I can’t wait to enter my 20th year with you!” This exchange underscored their growing relationship, much to the delight of their followers.
Public Appearances & Sibling Love
The couple's relationship came into the public eye in July this year when they first appeared at the Sydney premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One." Since then, they have been spotted at various events, including their recent appearance at Prince William’s 2023 Earthshot Prize in Singapore.
Adding to the birthday celebrations, Robert's sister, Bindi Irwin, also shared a nostalgic post. She uploaded a then-and-now photo of the siblings with a touching caption, “Now I’m standing on my tiptoes to take a photo with you.
Happy birthday to the best. 20 years and a lifetime of adventures ahead of you - remember, you can always call your sister. Love you @robertirwinphotography”. Robert's affectionate reply to his sister, “Aw this is the BEST.
Love you Bindi!!! Bring on the next 20,” was met with Rorie's appreciation of their sibling bond, commenting, “This is the best Bindi!” This blend of personal celebrations and public appearances underscores Robert Irwin's unique position as a young conservationist, balancing his high-profile life with genuine family and relationship bonds.
As he steps into his twenties, it is evident that Robert Irwin continues to carry his father's legacy, Steve Irwin, while forging his own path in both his professional and personal life.