Robert Irwin's new girlfriend 'tested' by Irwins on 'wildlife warrior boot camp'

Rorie Buckey has reportedly won over Terri and Bindi Irwin by demonstrating her passion for Aussie wildlife.

Robert Irwin recently debuted his new relationship with Rorie Buckey, and now there have been reports Rorie went through some 'testing' by the greater Irwin family.

According to Woman's Day and Daily Mail, Rorie had to win over the family, including Bindi and Terri Irwin, by having a willingness to get out into nature.

Robert and Rorie, both 19, recently went on a crocodile research trip together, and it's been reported that Terri and Bindi have been impressed with Rorie's efforts.

According to a source, Rorie was determined to show the Irwins her passion and dedication to Australian wildlife and absolutely "blew them away".

The insider claimed: '[Rorie was] determined to not let Robert down and show him – and his mum and sister – that she's not just some puff piece. And she blew them away."

Robert Irwin and girlfriend Rorie Buckey
Robert Irwin and his girlfriend Rorie Buckey. Photo:


Robert and Rorie have been reportedly dating since November 2022 and made their red carpet debut at the Sydney premiere of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One in July.

Robert later hard-launched Rorie on Instagram just over a week ago, much to the disappointment of many of his loyal followers.

Robert Irwin's girlfriend Rorie has apparently won the approval of the greater Irwin family. Photo:
Robert Irwin's girlfriend Rorie has apparently won the approval of the greater Irwin family. Photo:

"You just broke the hearts of tens of thousands of young girls across the world. Congrats tho," one person commented.

"The whole female population on life support rn," another said.

Following the reports that Rorie has won over the Irwin family, there's speculation that she'll relocate from Western Australia where she currently lives, to Australia Zoo sooner rather than later.

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