Robert Irwin goes on cute date with “new girlfriend” and her father approves!

Who wouldn't approve of Robert?
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Robert Irwin, beloved zookeeper and son of Aussie icon Steve Irwin, may be off the market.
Sorry ladies, but, yes, it looks like Robert has a girlfriend!

Young love is in the air … and crikey, it’s making us feel old!

Robert, aged 18, was spotted on November 18 with late Heath Ledger‘s niece Rorie, who is also 18.

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Rorie’s father, Nathan Bucky – who is married to Heath Ledger’s sister – informed the Daily Mail Australia that the new relationship had his seal of approval. However the business owner was reluctant to overshare, he commented he “didn’t want to go into detail.”
When the publication asked if he approved of Rorie and Robert’s relationship, he responded: “Of course, absolutely.”
The pair were previously spotted grabbing burgers and fries from a local Grill’d and then sat on a nearby beach to eat.
Robert then pulled his new lady in for a cuddle as the sun set; talk about romance!

Just last month Robert said his sister, Bindi was pressuring him to start dating so it would take “some of the heat [off her]”.

Looks like the message was received loud and clear!

See more photos of Robert and his new lady friend in the latest copy of New Idea!

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The news of Robert’s latest date comes just a week after it was rumoured he was interested in Lucia Field, the new Blue Wiggle and daughter of original Wiggle, Anthony Field.

The two met on Steve Irwin Day at Australia Zoo – and a source told New Idea that sparks were flying!

“Lucia and Robert got on like a house on fire,” the source said.

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Many thought Robert was interested in Blue Wiggle, Lucia Field. (Credit: Instagram)

“You could tell he liked her, he was totally blushing when she asked him for a photo.”

“Everyone thought he might ask her out,” the source explained.

And with Lucia’s dad sharing the snap of the teenagers together, it seemed like Robert had already won over any potential in-laws!

Robert Irwin has jumped into the dating pool… with Heath Ledger’s niece. (Credit: New idea)

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