BINDI IRWIN is only 15, but she’s already found the boy of her dreams – and she thinks her late dad would approve.
The dimpled daughter of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin – who died in a freak diving accident with a stingray in 2006 when Bindi was just 8 – has fallen for Bailey “Bazz” Lancaster, a student from Queensland, Australia. The two have reportedly been dating since September.
“Bindi is still very attached to the memory of her pop,” said a source. “She still talks to him sometimes. Bindi said, ‘Dad, I just know you’d love Bazz. He treats me nice and I like him a lot. You would, too!’”
Her mom Terri already seems to approve – and she’s even been photographed with Bazz’s dad Steve in Noosa, Australia.
Bazz, a rough-and-tumble skateboarder and hockey player, has been quick to stake his claim to Bindi in front of her 46,000 Instagram followers. In late September, he posted on the social networking website: “Mine. Back off boys. Getting pretty (jealous)” under a photo of his young lady love.
Back in March, a blossoming Bindi admitted that she got close to her onscreen love interest, Toby Wallace, during the making of their film, “Return to Nim’s Island,” but said the romance was only for the cameras. At the time, the then- 14-year-old insisted she was still too young to have a boyfriend.
“I’m not at that age where I’m even thinking about (boyfriends), not until I’m at least 15,” she stated. Bindi turned 15 in July – and it looks like things have changed!