Steve Irwin’s Wife Terri Reveals the Question He Asked Her That Made Her Fall In Love With Him

Terri Irwin is revealing the question her late husband Steve Irwin asked her that was the beginning of their love story.

In an Instagram post, Terri Irwin shared a photo of herself with her favorite animal, the cougar. As she shared in her caption, when she and Steve “first met, he asked me about my favorite animal.”

As Terri continued, “when I told him how much I loved cougars, he asked me why.” Terri admitted that no one had ever asked her “why” cougars were her favorite animal, but she had an answer ready to go.

“I told him it was because cougars are such impressive predators, they can kill an animal larger than themselves with just their teeth.”

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Steve smiled at his future wife’s answer, replying, “‘That’s why I love crocodiles!’ And the rest is history,” Terri wrote.

Steve passed away nearly 18 years ago, in September 2006. But the Irwin family has kept his memory and legacy alive through their continued work with animals and the Australia Zoo.

On Valentine’s Day, Terri shared a photo of herself and Steve together, writing, “My forever Valentine.”

Steve and Terri’s children, Robert and Bindi are also still heavily involved in the family business. So is his granddaughter and his son-in-law as well.

“Thankful for every moment shared,” Bindi wrote on her mom’s post revealing that “every day is so special at the Australia Zoo.”

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