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Terri Irwin Opens Up About Why She Has No Plans To Date Again

Terri Irwin looks at the snake Steve Irwin is holding up in front of her face. She's starting to smile and he has a huge grin on his face.

It’s been nearly 18 years since the world lost one of the greatest, most beloved conservationists: Steve Irwin. Now, his family continues to carry on his legacy, ensuring their life-saving work will be remembered for years to come. So much has changed for this family in those 18 years, but there’s one thing that remains the same — and that’s how Terri Irwin feels about dating again.

Although she lost her husband almost two decades ago, the love she has for him hasn’t changed. In turn, she simply can’t imagine that she’d ever want to be with someone else. For her, being with Steve was enough, noting that, “I totally got my happily ever after.”

Terri’s decision to not date isn’t intended to be a reflection on her options — though, let’s be honest, there’s only one Steve Irwin. In fact, this is something that Terri herself admits.

Terri Irwin Opens Up About Why She Doesn’t Plan On Dating Again

“And while there are a lot of wonderful men in the world, can you see another Steve Irwin? I just can’t,” Terri admits. “I’d be like, ‘I love that you’re a librarian and the Dewey Decimal System is cool, but I got to go jump a crocodile and do that.’ Forget that.”

If you’re worried Terri might be lonely, she’s happy to reassure everyone that she’s doing great as a single woman. Not only does she have loved ones to keep her company, but she’s also comfortable in her own skin.

“I had the best marriage in the whole world for 14 years, and I’m very comfortable with the person I see in the mirror,” she explains. “So I’m okay to be on my own now. And I’m lonely for Steve, but I’m not a lonely person, so I’m very lucky.”

This story’s featured image is by Justin Sullivan / Stringer with Getty Images

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