Robert Irwin reportedly ‘dating’ Heath Ledger’s niece Scarlett Buckley.

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Robert Irwin reportedly ‘dating’ Heath Ledger’s niece Scarlett Buckley.

The teen Robert Irwin was spotted on a romantic date night with the niece of one of Australia’s most famous late stars.

Robert Irwin was spotted dating Heath Ledger’s niece.

The late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin’s 18-year-old son, Robert Irwin, has reportedly struck up a relationship with Scarlett Buckley, also 18. The pair were captured enjoying a sunset walk in Queensland earlier in the month.

The two are seen beaming in photos published by New Idea magazine after picking up takeout from Grill’d, which they ate on the beach.

According to the publication, as the sun set, Robert pulled Scarlett in for a hug.

Scarlett is the daughter of Heath Ledger’s sister Kate, who owns a design and media production company. She has an identical twin sister, Rorie. Nathan Buckley, the owner of a floor coverings store, is her father.

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Kate has made a point of honoring her late brother’s memory by establishing the Heath Ledger Scholarship for promising young Australian actors.

In an interview with Who magazine in 2018, she stated that the Dark Knight actor is “hugely important” in her children’s lives.

“We don’t go a day without telling stories or talking about him.” In our home, he is very much alive.”

Heath left behind a daughter, Matilda Ledger, now 17, whose mother is film star Michelle Williams when he died in 2008.

Robert and Scarlett share a tragic family tragedy, with Robert’s famous father dying in 2006 after being pierced by a stingray.

On November 15th, Robert paid tribute to his late father in honor of Steve Irwin Day.

“I’m all about carrying on Dad’s legacy,” he said. “He gave it everything he had. He was always available to us kids. He was the ultimate conservationist and our greatest inspiration.”

Prior to Scarlett, Robert was said to be dating Lucia Field, the daughter of Blue Wiggle’s husband, Anthony Field.

The young stars were photographed together earlier this month at Australia Zoo.

Before Lucia, fans thought Robert was dating Emmy Perry, an American actress and philanthropist.

Rob and Emmy were first seen together in 2019 during a trip to Disneyland. They also went to the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Los Angeles.

Emmy, another animal lover who runs her own charity, Emmy’s Hope, has known Robert for many years.

The actress is from Newport Beach, California, and is the daughter of David Perry, a Northern Irish video game developer.

Earlier this year, the young Irwin wowed fans with a major “glow-up” for Stellar magazine.

Fans reacted angrily when he shared the slick & sophisticated images on social media.

“Well, being asked to feature on the cover of Australia’s Stellar Magazine was definitely something different!” he wrote.

“Well, howdy doody handsome lad,” Amy Shark, a singer, said.

“All of a sudden, little Robert is now a man,” one fan observed.

“I’m going to need a few years to come back from this magazine cover/ spread of Robert Irwin,” said another.

Irwin admitted in the accompanying interview that growing up without his father, Steve, who died in 2006, had been “really difficult.”

The late Crocodile Hunter’s son was only two years old when his father died at the age of 44 from a stingray’s barb piercing his chest.

“Because I’m sort of walking into adulthood, having turned 18, and navigating that is difficult enough,” he explained, “but when you’re in my situation and don’t have a father figure to guide you through, it’s really hard.”

The zookeeper, who has willfully carried on his father’s legacy of wildlife conservation, shared that while this component of his life was essential, he also intended to pursue his own interests.

The youngest, Irwin, is a photographer who frequently shares his work on Instagram under the handle @robertirwinphotography.

“I want to carve my own path, and I’m really into photography,” Irwin explained.

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