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Bindi Irwin Has a Boyfriend! “There Is Someone Special,” She Says

Bindi Irwin
Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, says there's "someone special" in her life

Oh, to be young and in love! Despite her late father's warning that she's not allowed to date until she's 40, Bindi Irwin has found romance at the tender age of 16.

"There is someone special in my life right now, and I'm really happy with that," the Bindi's Bootcamp star, who turns 17 on July 24, told Entertainment Tonight. "Life is wonderful at the moment."

The Australian conservationist, daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, declined to name her boyfriend — but she did share what she looks for in a potential mate.

"He would have to be very kind and loyal," she told ET. "You've gotta love the outdoors, you've gotta be able to go camping and love wildlife and have that same passion for making the world a better place."

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If it were up to her father, there'd be a test of courage and survival skills, too.

"Dad said that if I did find someone to date that he would have to prove himself by swimming across our largest crocodile pond!" Bindi joked to Us Weekly earlier this year. "And if he made it to the other side, he could go out with me. I don't think we're going to go to that extreme, but it would still certainly have to be a very tough person to date me."

Indeed, Bindi has high standards for the guys in her life, thanks to the examples set by both her dad and her brother, 11-year-old Robert

"He was like our living, breathing superhero," she told Us of Steve, who died at age 44 after a 2006 stingray attack. "He was so passionate and clever. I watch Robert, and he's so much like Dad in the way that he talks and walks. It's phenomenal."

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