Terri Irwin Opens Up About Love Life 15 Years On From Husband's Death
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Terri Irwin has opened up about her love life 15 years on from her husband Steve's death.
The 57-year-old lost Steve when he was killed by a stingray on 4 September 2006, shocking fans across the globe.
Now, Terri continues to run Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast and she has not moved on from Steve, with whom she had two kids, Bindi and Robert.
Speaking to The Courier Mail, she described herself as 'very, very, very single'.
She said: "I've stopped counting all the men I am supposed to have had flings with ... the more recent one is John Travolta, which is new to the mix.
"But you know, and I keep saying this, and I think maybe 15 years later people are finally starting to believe me, Steve was it for me.
"That's just the way it is. I had a big, big love and it was enough to last a lifetime."
She added that people have grown 'more comfortable' with her single status.
She explained: "Well, I think when you become a young widow, it can be uncomfortable for other couples, that whole, 'oh well, now she's single, is she looking around?'
"And my male friends are more comfortable, they can see I'm not chasing them. I'm too busy to chase anybody."
Steve, who shot to fame for his good-nature and humour - as well as his obvious love for animals - on the show Crocodile Hunter, wasn't even supposed to be in the sea on the day of his death.
He had been set to film for a show called Ocean's Deadliest, but that had been called off because of inclement weather.
Bored in the hotel with his cameraman Justin Lyons and director John Stainton, they decided to head off to the reef near Port Douglas to get some footage for his daughter Bindi's show Bindi the Jungle Girl.
At the time, Stainton said: "He had been filming for his own show, Ocean's Deadliest, but suddenly he said he was off to seek out some normally harmless stingrays.
"It should have been an innocent encounter for a TV show aimed at children."
However, a 220lb bull stingray - measuring 2.4 metres wide - behaved unusually aggressively and stabbed Irwin with 'hundreds of strikes in a few seconds'.
Justin kept filming, thinking that nothing had happened, but when his camera turned he saw Irwin covered in blood.
They hurled him back onto their dinghy and started to rush for emergency medical treatment.
Justin said: "I panned with the camera as the stingray swam away. I didn't even know it had caused any damage. It wasn't until I panned the camera back and Steve was standing in a huge pool of blood that I realised something had gone wrong."