Terri Irwin Hasn't Gone on a Single Date Since Steve Irwin's Death Nearly 10 Years Ago

"What we had was incredible," she tells an Australian magazine

By Bruna Nessif Aug 04, 2016 9:06 PMTags

After Steve Irwin's untimely death nearly 10 years ago, his wife Terri Irwin was left picking up the pieces—raising their two children Bindi and Robert alone, carrying on The Crocodile Hunter's legacy of championing wildlife conservation and learning how to live a life without her loved one by her side.

During an interview with Australian magazine The Weekly, Terri opens up about her personal life following Steve's passing, and admits that when it came to potentially finding love again, the 52-year-old explains that she already knows nothing will compare to what she had.

"I haven't been on a single date since Steve died," she said (via Womanista). "If I hadn't met Steve, I probably would never have married, because I wasn't looking for love when I met him. What we had was incredible."

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Irwin spoke further on the matter during an separate interview, when she told ET that the reason she's not dating is because she's already had her "happily ever after."

"I still feel immense love and loyalty to Steve. And I've got great kids, I've got a very full life, and while I'm lonely for Steve, I'm not a lonely person. I think for other people who have lost someone and have loved again, it's a beautiful thing, but it's just not really on my horizon."

The pair first met in 1991 and didn't waste any time before walking the down the aisle. Steve and Terri got married later that year, just eight months after meeting, and later became parents to two children. They were together for 14 years when Steve died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb in September 2006.

"It was an accident so stupid, it was like running with a pencil. It was not a risk he was taking. It was not a superhuman feat of anything. It was just an accident," Terri told Barbara Walters in an emotional sit-down following Steve's death in 2006.

"What I'll miss the most…he was fun. Steve was fun. He taught me that it's OK to play in the rain and splash in mud puddles and let the kids get dirty and spill ice cream on your pants. He didn't sweat the little stuff."

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