Russell Crowe Marrying Terri Irwin? 'This Has Been Long Overdue,' Source Says [Report]

Russell Crowe is going to marry Terri Irwin, says a source. The Australian actor and Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's widow have been in the news more recently for taking their alleged romance public. In spite of tabloid speculations about the two being an item, those reports were debunked, with the last one being just weeks ago. Chatter that Crowe and Irwin are taking their romance public persist in headlines.

One insider now says Terri Irwin's 18-year-old daughter, Bindi, wants to see with Russell Crowe.

"This has been long overdue," a source told Radar Online. "Even Bindi's been pushing for them to get together. He's like a father figure to her."

Word out now alleges Russell Crowe has "finally convinced Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's widow to marry him!" The report claims Terri Irwin's kids -- Bindi and Bob, 13 -- "are all for it," according to sources.

One of the sources adds that Russell has become "a part of the family since Steve died."

Russell Crowe was a close friend of Steve's and he was a "rock" for Terri and their kids after the popular Crocodile Hunter's untimely death from a stingray injury in 2006 off the Great Barrier Reef.

Terri Irwin has sworn to never marry again since no man could possibly replace Steve in her heart. She once said that for people who have lost a love in their life and manage to find it again is "a beautiful thing," but it wasn't something she could see in her "horizon."

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin, both 52, have apparently gotten closer. Things got more serious between them after Russell's marriage to Danielle Spencer ended in 2012. They have two sons together -- Charlie, 12, and Tennyson, 10.

Radar Online's latest report claims that neighbors have noticed Russell Crowe shirtless on the bedroom balcony of Terri Irwin's home, the same claim published in a separate report in May when rumors first ignited the two were in some kind of secret relationship.

An insider claims Terri Irwin hasn't been open to the idea of remarrying but has enjoyed the Aussie movie star's companionship.

"They've been flirting and skirting around each other for years, but Terri's a hard nut to crack," said the insider.

Radar Online continues that now the alleged couple is "sharing their love-happy news, and wedding bells are just around the corner."

A source hastens to say that Terri is extremely nervous about going public with their romance, but "doesn't want to hide it any longer."

Daily Mail Australia cited New Idea magazine in a November report that featured a close confidante of Terri Irwin's who alleged she and Russell Crowe were ready to take their relationship public. A rep with the Australian Zoo told DM that all of the reports about Terri Irwin and Russell Crowe are "completely false." The rep said they are "not dating" and "certainly not planning a wedding."

Gossip Cop backed the rep, confirming the rumors as false.

A spokesperson for the zoo laughed off the rumors as baseless, stating that Terri would be "flattered" at such an idea.

"Russell Crowe is a long-time friend of the Irwin family and has been for many years, [but] the report that Terri and Russell are romantically linked is simply untrue," the spokesperson said.

Terri's rep called Gossip Cop in May to say that "there was absolutely no truth" to reports that Irwin and Crowe were in a relationship.

Radaronline's May report alleged that Russell Crowe was someone Terri Irwin and her kids could lean on after Steve's death. The bonds of their relationship got more serious as time moved on but kept it quiet because Terri was anxious about taking their romance public.

It won't be shocking if the latest report alleging Russell Crowe is marrying Terri Irwin will be debunked once more. It's only been three weeks since the notion that the pair are romantically involved was corrected for the second time.

Updated 12/5/16 at 4:15 p.m.: Reps for Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin deny all claims that they're dating or getting married. According to Gossip Cop, the reports are "not true."

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