Terri Irwin has set the record straight on those Russell Crowe romance rumours.
The 52-year-old told Access Hollywood that the Gladiator star is a “dear friend”, but that’s just about it.
“He is very lucky to be embroiled in all of these great rumours,” Irwin joked during the TV appearance alongside daughter Bindi. “We are friends, so he did contact me and ask me if there was something I should let him know.”
Irwin - who was married to the late Steve Irwin - says Crowe and her husband were great mates.
“In all honesty, he and Steve became friends many years ago, and after Steve passed, you find out who your true friends are. And Russell has been very loyal as a great friend.”
Irwin revealed that she hasn’t dated anyone since her husband’s death.
“Just because I feel a connection still with Steve,” she added. “I really don’t think I would have married if I hadn’t met Steve. And he’s very special to me and continues to be.