Bob Irwin Hasn’t Seen Grandchildren Bindi & Robert In Over Ten Years

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“I haven’t had an invite to the wedding.”

Bob Irwin, the father of the late Steve Irwin, has granted a rare interview, revealing that he has been estranged from his grandchildren Bindi and Robert for over ten years. 

Earlier this year, the 80-year-old made headlines when it was falsely reported that he refused to congratulate Bindi on her engagement. Speaking with the Courier Mail Bob has cleared the air, saying that this speculation is “totally untrue” and that he wrote Bindi a letter wishing her the best with her engagement. 

He says he is yet to hear back from his granddaughter. 

“Although a lot of untruths and rubbish and absolute garbage have been written by scumbags in the past, you reach a point where you’ve had enough. It’s important everybody knows the truth, not just Bob and Bindi,” he told the publication.

“No, I haven’t had an invite to the wedding and, to be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t expect to be invited to the wedding.”

Bob Irwin resigned from Australia Zoo in 2008, two years after his son’s death. Little is known about the circumstance, but it seems he has not seen his grandchildren in the ten years since. 

He told the Courier Mail:

“I get messages (from friends) constantly about how Bob and Bindi are doing, what achievements they’ve made, what interests they have, and I also watch television like everyone else. They keep me up-to-date … Both Bindi and Bob have achieved a lot in a short space of time; mind you, they’re both only young yet … But they’ve done well and … I would say Steve would be pretty happy with the way they’re going.”

Bob said that he wishes Bindi and Robert “all the best.” 

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Written By Krisinda Merhi