Terri Irwin recalls heartbreaking moment she found out about Steve Irwin's death
Terri Irwin reveals that even after 12 years she still cannot get over the loss of losing her 'soulmate'. Steve Irwin had an unfortunate death in September 2006 after he was attacked by a stingray. The mother-of-two said that she has not been able to move on from him as she added, "'I'm just lonely for Steve."I always felt with Steve, if I hadn't married Steve I wouldn't have gotten married," she said, The pair got married in 1992. four months after they got engaged.
Talking to ABC's 'Anh's Brush With Fame', Terri broke down in tears when she recalled the moment she got to know that Steve was no more. Terri revealed that at the time she met Steve she was not looking for love but their connection was instant and she could not help but fall for him.
"I wasn't even dating, I wasn't even looking. I was 27-years-old and figured my life was going to be my work and met Steve and fell instantly in love," she said, as reported by Daily Mail. Terri added that he was her soulmate and ever since his passing she has not been interested in seeing anyone else. "I feel that we had that soulmate thing. And in the ten years since, I haven't dated or even thought about it. Because I'm not afraid to be on my own," she said.
"It's just really hard not having Steve. I'm just lonely for Steve if that makes sense," she added. While Terri says that she tries to deal with the grief every day, she never got past it. Grief hits you at the most bizarre times. So I might be talking to biology students and it will remind me of Steve and I will burst into tears," she said.
She added, "You don't ever get over grief. It changes, but you never wake up one morning and go, "oh, I'm done with that. That was the challenge in the journey after Steve died." After Steve's death, Terri was left to take care of their two children, Bindi, 19, and Robert, 14. Bindi was eight at the time of his death, while Robert was two. Terri recalled that the last time the children saw him was when he was waving goodbye to them as they caught the plane to Tasmania.
I felt so bad for Robert because he was too little," she said. "He was in his seat belt and fun police [referring to herself] didn't take the seat belt off so he could see his dad and wave goodbye. And that was the last time we saw him." Terri recalled that after she arrived in Tasmania she was asked to call the zoo manager who told her heartbreaking news about Steve's death. "'I just remember this incredible sense of responsibility," she said.
"This feeling of overwhelming grief but, it was like, "what do I do next?" she recalled. "So I kind of collected my thoughts and then I had to go out to the car and tell Bindi and Robert, which was really hard. " Terri recalled driving to the airport by herself and getting on to a plane to get back home. "I didn't expect or understand was just how it affected everyone," she said. So we got back and it was dark, and we drive into the zoo and there are all these media out front of the zoo. And I thought, "you've done the story. It has been on the five o'clock news. Why are you still here?" But then no one would have been more surprised than Steve at that, just outpouring of grief and love."