Robert Irwin and his new girlfriend Rorie Buckley recently made their red carpet debut in Sydney.
The young couple attended the Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning premiere at the International Convention Centre, where they posed for photographs. The 19-year-old conservationist is well known as the son of the late Steve Irwin but his new girlfriend has some famous connections of her own—Buckley, 18, is the niece of late Australian actor, Heath Ledger.
The young couple both looked the part with Irwin in a black suit and Buckley in a long sleeved black dress with a mid-section cut-out. The event also saw Mission Impossible stars, Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Hayley Atwell walk the red carpet.
Irwin and Buckley were first spotted together in November last year, when they were seen cuddling on a Queensland beach. Since then, Buckley has also been spotted sitting with Irwin and his mum, Terri Irwin at the Australia Zoo crocodile show on his birthday.
Who Is Rorie Buckey?
Rorie Buckey is the daughter of Kate Buckey (nee Ledger) and Nathan Buckey. Kate is Ledger’s older sister, an actress and publicist with whom the late Heath was very close with.
While she keeps her personal life private, we do know that she is an identical twin, with a sister named Scarlett. The pair have always been thick as thieves, with her mum Kate even writing a series of fictional books based on the pair called ‘Twin Magic’.
The twins are now 19 years old, and both attended the same university in Perth, Curtain University. While the pair are both interested in the medical fields, Rorie is studying a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, while Scarlett is studying pharmaceuticals.
While we don’t know much about what the family think of their union, Rorie’s dad Nathan Buckey did tell the Daily Mail Australia that he did approve of her relationship when asked, saying “Of course, absolutely.”