Robert Irwin Posts Pic with Robert Downey Jr 15 Years after Their 1st Photo Together along with Late Dad Steve Irwin

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jan 13, 2020
05:30 P.M.
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Nature lover, Robert Irwin was elated after meeting up with actor Robert Downey Jr, and in a post, he shared on Instagram, Irwin made it known that he and the actor were not strangers.


TV Personality, Robert Irwin recently shared an interesting post where he and "Iron Man" actor Robert Downey Jr. recreated a 15-year photo.

Shared on his Instagram page, the post contained two photos which are fifteen years apart.

Robert Irwin during the 33rd Annual ARIA Awards 2019 at The Star on November 27, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


In the first photo, Robert's late dad, Steve Irwin, had toddler Robert in his arms while they posed with a younger version of Downey.

Fifteen years later, Downey visits the Australian Zoo, and Irwin got the opportunity to meet him again. The second photo is proof of this as the 16-year-old put his hand across the now 54-year-old Downey's shoulders.

Robert Irwin and mother Terri Irwin pose in the awards room during the 33rd Annual ARIA Awards 2019 |Photo: Getty Images



The star-struck Robert Irwin couldn't hide his excitement as he reminded the Marvel star of the first time they met. The young man exclaimed:

"The last time I caught up with you, I was teething!"

"My dad absolutely loved touring you around the Zoo, that was one of the highlights of his life. It's great to get to meet you again," the teenager added. 



In the wake of Australia's inferno crisis, Robert Irwin and his mom, Terri Irwin, sat with SUNRISE to discuss the devastating effects of the disaster.

The nature-loving family also lamented the adverse effects on their Zoo.

While the youngster talked about the pitiable condition of the wildlife, he could not help the emotions that rose in his voice. At a point, Irwin got teary-eyed.

Bindi Irwin pictured at Australia Zoo for her 18th Birthday celebrations along with her mother Terri Irwin, brother Robert July 24, 2016| Photo: Getty Images


He said,

"We're seeing all kinds of different injuries. Obviously, smoke inhalation and burns are happening frequently… It's a pretty tough situation. We're absolutely heartbroken."


The Teen conservationist, together with his mom and older sister, Bindi Irwin, has been candid about how much damage the Australian fire has caused. The nature-loving family also lamented the adverse effects on their Zoo.

Bob Irwin, Terri Irwin and Bindi Irwin pose for a photo before a roundtable meeting, discussing coral resilience on Lady Elliot Island on April 6, 2018|Photo: Getty Images


Experts have revealed that since the beginning of the year, the massive fire had led to the loss of half-billion wildlife according to estimate.


With the approaching wedding ceremony of Bindi, the family will get a much-needed distraction from the Australian fire tragedy. Bindi is engaged to Chandler Powell, and the two will be tying the knot soon.

Conservationists/TV personalities Robert Irwin, Terri Irwin and Bindi Irwin and wakeboarder Chandler Powell attend Steve Irwin being honored posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26, 2018|Photo: Getty Images

Her kid brother, who is excited about walking his sister down the aisle, has also been helping her plan the big day. The family will honor the late patriarch, Steve Irwin, at the wedding.