Robert Irwin declares his love for girlfriend Rorie in sweet travel post

The couple also appear to have received Terri Irwin's tick of approval.

Less than a month after making their romance Instagram official, Robert Irwin has publicly declared his love for his new girlfriend Rorie Buckey.

The couple, both 19, recently enjoyed a trip to New York City together, with Rorie sharing a loved-up post on social media on Monday.

Robert Irwin and Rorie Buckey in New York City together.
Robert Irwin and Rorie Buckey recently travelled to New York City together. Photo: Instagram/roriebuckey

“R&R take on NYC!!” she captioned the live photo.

The black-and-white snap shows the pair cuddling close together as they pose for a selfie with the city’s iconic skyline behind them.

Fans were quick to notice that Robert had shared a comment underneath Rorie’s post that said: “I love you!!!”

Robert’s mum Terri Irwin also wrote, “You two are so sweet!”, while Rorie’s sister Scarlet added, “You guys”.


While some followers made jokes about how it was their dream to go on a holiday with Robert, a majority of commenters wished them well in their relationship.

“You two are the cutest,” one person replied, followed by another who said, “So happy for you both”.

“So adorable, hope you guys are having the best time!” a third shared, with someone else writing, “Y’all are the most gorgeous & sweetest couple ever”.

 Robert Irwin and Rorie Buckey on a walk together / Robert and Rorie holding a sea turtle.
Rorie has been sharing a number of snaps with Robert on social media over the past month. Photos: Instagram/roriebuckey

Rorie has posted a handful of snaps with Robert on Instagram over the past month, including a gallery of snaps last week painting together on holiday and enjoying a cheese board.

She also shared a photo of herself and Robert releasing a sea turtle that was rehabilitated at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital back in the ocean, which he commented was the “best day ever”.

The couple made their red carpet debut at the Sydney premiere of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One in July.

Rorie Buckey and Robert Irwin at the Mission: Impossible premiere.
Robert and Rorie first went public with their relationship at a Sydney film premiere in July. Photo: Getty

Who is Rorie Buckey?

Rorie is the niece of the late Australian actor Heath Ledger and currently studies at a university in Western Australia.

While it’s unknown how long the pair have been dating, it was reported last month that Robert was planning to leave Australia Zoo and relocate from Queensland to WA to spend more time with her.


“It’s a real pain,” a source told Woman’s Day. “Right when they really want to explore their relationship, they have this hellish distance between them.”

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