Robert Irwin Makes Red Carpet Debut With Heath Ledger’s Niece

Robert Irwin has made his red carpet debut with Heath Ledger's niece Rorie Buckey.
Credit: Alamy & @‌robertirwinphotography/Instagram

Robert Irwin has made his red carpet debut with Heath Ledger’s niece.

Irwin’s famous father, Steve, was a beloved wildlife expert and TV personality known as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’.

He sadly died in 2006 after being stung by a stingray while filming a documentary.

While Ledger was a talented actor known for his remarkable performances in various films.

The Brokeback Mountain star tragically passed away due to an accidental medication overdose in January 2008.

Now it’s been revealed that Irwin’s son, Robert, and Ledger’s niece, Rorie Buckey, are officially an item.

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Robert, 19, and Rorie, who is also 19, made a glamorous appearance at the premiere of the latest Mission Impossible movie.

Interestingly, Rorie happens to be the daughter of Kate Ledger and the niece of the late Ledger, the iconic actor who wowed audiences in The Dark Knight and various other blockbuster hits.

It was an exciting moment for the couple as they stepped onto the red carpet together for the first time, both donning chic black outfits which perfectly complimented each other.

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Their stylish debut caught the attention of many, and fans are eagerly looking forward to seeing more of this adorable duo in the future.

Robert and Rorie’s love story began in November when they were spotted cuddling up during a romantic beachside date in Queensland.

The couple looked absolutely smitten with each other, walking hand in hand during a breathtaking sunset stroll.

What’s even more heartwarming is that Robert and Rorie’s relationship seems to have brought them closer to Matilda Ledger, Ledger’s daughter.

Rorie Buckey and Robert Irwin.
Robert Irwin has made his red carpet debut with Heath Ledger’s niece, Rorie Buckey. Credit: Alamy

Matilda’s mother, Kate Ledger, is Ledger’s sister and owns a design and media production company.

Her dad, Nathan Buckey, is a floor-covering store owner based in Perth.

“It’s hard to imagine a pair of Aussie kids who share a more similar story than Matilda and Robert,” a source tells Woman’s Day.

“It really is a twist of fate that they ended up sharing such a strong link through Rorie.

“Getting to know Matilda who’s in a similar boat not remembering her dad because she was so young, would be so cathartic for him.”

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They’ve apparently formed an unbreakable bond, which runs deep as both of them tragically lost their fathers when they were just two years old.

Last month, Robert travelled all the way to New York to support his sister Bindi during her endometriosis surgery.

During the trip, he had the chance to connect with Matilda, and it seems like they instantly hit it off.

They share a common understanding of what it’s like to lose an important family member.

Sadly, Irwin and Ledger were taken way too soon, leaving them with memories they can likely hardly remember.

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