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Bindi Irwin Says Mom Terri is Not Dating Russell Crowe: 'Just Friends, For Sure'

by Liz Calvario 6:10 PM PDT, May 11, 2017
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Bindi Irwin is setting the record straight on those "crazy" rumors that her mom, Terri Irwin, is dating actor Russell Crowe.

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"There’s lots of crazy rumors," the 18-year-old Dancing With the Stars champ told E!’s Daily Pop on Thursday. "You know we do love Russell, but mum and Russell aren't actually in love!"

Despite tabloid reports that Terri has struck up a relationship with the famous actor, Irwin insisted that her mom and late father, Steve Irwin, were meant for each other.

"My dad is still very much my mum's soul mate," she said. "And I think that no matter what, Mum always says that they’ll always be married. And to her, Mom and Dad, they're always going to be together. So in this life and the next, they're a couple and a team. So I think that’s really important."

"Russell is a wonderful wildlife warrior," Irwin added. "He was a dear friend of dad's, now a dear friend of ours. He feels like family to us, but mum and Russell? Just friends, for sure."

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This isn't the first time the famous conservationist has called her parents "soul mates." In February, she shared a heartfelt image of her mother and father on Instagram with the caption, "Soulmates -- in this life and every other."

The couple had been married for 14 years when Steve passed away in September 2006 from being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb. After his death, Terri told ET in 2015 that she had no interest in dating because she still felt "immense love and loyalty to Steve" and already had her "happily ever after."

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