Steve Irwins son Robert dating Heath Ledgers niece as pair spotted on date

Late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin 's son Robert is said to be dating late star Heath Ledger's niece Scarlett Buckley.

Robert and Scarlett, both 18, were seen eating a takeaway together on a beach in Queensland, in pictures obtained by New Idea magazine.

The publication also claims Robert pulled Scarlett in for a hug during the romantic sunset.

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However, neither Robert or Scarlett have commented publicly on their blossoming romance.

Scarlett is the daughter of Heath Ledger's sister Kate, and has an identical twin called Rorie.

Kate, who runs a design and media productions company, has previously spoken about how passionate she is to keep her late brother's legacy alive.m

She said to Who magazine in 2018: "There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t share stories or talk about him. He is very much alive in our house."

Heath died in 2008 shortly after playing the Joker in the Batman franchise, and left behind a daughter named Matilda, who he shared with actress Michelle Williams.

Both Robert and Scarlett have family loss in common, as the teen's dad Steve tragically died after being stung by a string ray in 2006.

He left behind his son and daughter Bindi, as well as his wife Terri.

Robert, who was just three when he died, recently paid tribute to his dad on November 15th, aka Steve Irwin Day, which was chosen to land on the birthday of one of Irwin's favourite animals, a tortoise from the Galápagos Islands.

The teen said: "What I am all about is continuing dad’s legacy.

"He gave it his all. He was always there for us kids.

"He was the ultimate wildlife warrior and is our greatest inspiration.”

The Irwin family have vowed to keep Steve's legacy going through their conservationist work at Australia Zoo, with all of them still working with animals.


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