It has been proven by experts over time that the best way to live a fulfilled life is to earn a living from what you enjoy doing. Terri Irwin has successfully turned her love for nature into a source of livelihood.
Terri Irwin is a conservationist and a naturalist widely known as the widow of the late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin. She has carried on running the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, for more than a decade after her spouse’s untimely demise. Many are curious to know if this slender beauty and mother of two has found love again and if she’s been remarried since the death of her husband, Steve Irwin?
She ventured into wild animal rehabilitation when she was in her 20s. Her marriage to Steve afforded her the opportunity to do what she loves on a larger scale. Terri co-starred in a nature documentary TV series with her husband and is also a published author. Terri Irwin and her children have worked hard to keep Steve’s legacy alive. Here is everything about Steve Irwin’s widow.
Biography & Everything About Terri Irwin – Steve Irwin’s wife
She was born Terri Raines in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States on the 20th of July 1964. Her parents- Judy and Clarence Raines – are environmentalists and raised Terri and her two sisters to appreciate nature. Her family also ran a long-haul trucking business.
While she was growing up, her father regularly brought home animals that were injured on the highway where he drove his truck. This was how Terri fell in love with saving and rehabilitating injured animals. In 1986, she founded Cougar Country – a rehabilitation facility to re-educate and release predatory mammals back into the wild.
In order to enhance her knowledge about animal care, Terri Irwin became a veterinary technician at an emergency veterinary hospital in 1989. She seems to have a lot going on at the same time with taking care of her personal pets which includes several birds, 15 cats, and a dog, running her rehabilitation facility (Cougar Country), helping her father run the family business and working/learning at a veterinary hospital. Unknown to her, all her education and experience was preparing her for the beautiful and eventful life she eventually shared with her with her late husband.
Married Life – Children
Terri Irwin went on a tour of Australia in 1991 and visited several rehabilitation facilities where she met Steve Irwin. They had a whirlwind romance before getting engaged four months later and got married eight months later – on the 4th of June 1992. Steve described their relationship as love at first sight. They had a lot in common and it appeared they were made for each other.
They filmed their first documentary on their honeymoon which aired as the first episode for Crocodile Hunter. The couple worked together releasing feature films; Collision Course: Crocodile Hunter and Wiggly Safari alongside their many other television series.
Terri and Steve had two amazing children (Bindi and Robert) who also share their parents’ passion for animals and nature. Bindi Irwin recently got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Chandler Powell.
In 2006, September 4th precisely, tragedy struck while Terri and the kids were trekking in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Steve got pierced in his chest by a short-tail stingray barb while filming underwater. It was indeed a devastating time for the family but they have worked hard to continue in Steve’s legacy.
Did Terri Irwin Remarry?
Since her husband’s passing away in 2006, Terri Irwin has not dated anyone nor has she considered having a relationship. She has shared in a series of interviews that while it isn’t a bad thing to find love again, she has met her soulmate and has had her happily ever after. Terri says she has her hands full with work, family, and is very content to fly solo.
How Much Is Terri Irwin’s Net Worth?
The mother of two has worked hard to keep Australian Zoo afloat since the sudden demise of her husband. With the support of her children, they have further developed the business into a flourishing venture.
Terri with her husband filmed over 300 episodes of their television series showing on Animal Planet. Their series includes The Crocodile Hunter, Croc Files, Bindi: The Jungle Girl, Croc Diaries, New Breed Vets and Ghost of War. These shows have strong followership and are viewed by an audience of more than 500 million in 142 countries. With all their investment and hard work, her net worth has been estimated to be $66 million.
Height And Body Measurements
Terri Irwin has been able to maintain her slim stature with her constant hard work especially in the outdoors. She stands at a height of about 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m). Regrettably, her other body measurements are not yet public knowledge.
- In 2007, Terri won the Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Award.
- The University of Queensland also awarded her an honorary doctorate for her work in conservation and support of high-quality research.
- In 2006, she was honored for her services and contribution to wildlife conservation and tourism.
- She was a finalist for Queensland Australian of the year.