The son of Steve Irwin, Robert Irwin, has officially started dating his first girlfriend, 18-year-old Scarlett Buckley, the niece of Heath Ledger.
The couple was spotted getting close during a romantic beach date in Queensland on November 18. In photos published by New Idea magazine, the two were both smiling as they enjoyed a sunset stroll.
While they were eating at a local restaurant, Robert and Scarlett started to walk towards the grass. As they sat down, he threw his arms around his girlfriend and gave her a bear hug.
Although neither of them have commented on their relationship, Robert has been following the private Instagram account of Scarlett.
The daughter of Heath Ledger’s sister, Kate, and Nathan Buckley, Scarlett is based in Perth. Like her brother, Robert, she also grew up in the public eye following the tragic loss of a family member.
Heath was one of the most successful actors in Hollywood prior to his death in January 2008. Following his passing, Robert was linked to several other women.
One of these was Lucia Field, the child of Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, who is a dancer. The two were spotted together at the Australia Zoo earlier in November.
While Lucia was smiling, Robert held an arm around her shoulder as he gave a thumb-up to the camera.
During the event, which was held to celebrate Steve Irwin Day, she was wearing a black skirt and a blue skivvy.
There was no sign that the two were more than friends on social media, but New Idea claimed that they were romantically involved.
Fans began believing that Robert was dating American philanthropist and actress Emmy Perry.
The two have been linked to each other for a long time, and during a recent trip Down Under, Perry was spotted at the Australia Zoo.
In 2019, the two were first spotted together at Disneyland. They also attended the Steve Irwin Gala in Los Angeles.