Bindi Sue Irwin is an Australian conservationist and television personality. She has hosted Bindi The Jungle Girl when she was merely 9 years old. Bindi The Jungle Girl is a wildlife documentary show for kids. Currently, she stars in ‘Crikey! It’s the Irwins’ along with her mother, brother and her husband, Chandler Powell. Many of you also remember her as the winner of Dancing with the Stars US season 21. It is a reality show featuring the Irwins and their work at the Australia Zoo.
Bindi along with her family is continuing the legacy of her father Steve Irwin, who died an untimely death in 2006. While she is still recovering from the loss, she has another man in her life to support her and love her always. We are talking about her husband, Chandler Powell.
Who is Chandler Powell?
Chandler Powell is a professional wakeboarder. He was born on November 14, 1996, and is 23 years old. Chandler was born in Seffner, Florida and after completing his high school education, he moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. He made the decision to move permanently to Australia in 2018 and he now lives with the Irwins.
Chandler Powell discovered his passion for wakeboarding at a very young age. He started participating in competitions from the age of 15. He earned many scholarships and opportunities o travel around the world for competitions. Though, he quit wakeboarding in 2016 and has been since then working with Bindi at the Australia Zoo in Queensland. He is an active member of the Wildlife Warriors program that was founded by Steve and Terry Irwin, Bindi’s parents, in 2002.
Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell met at the Australia Zoo in 2013. Bindi was giving a tour of the zoo and Chandler was visiting as a tourist along with his family. They met and Chandler was instantly attracted to Bindi. He found her amazing and mesmerizing. The couple hit it off immediately and stayed in touch for the next few years as friends. They exchanged letters regularly like old school romance and finally reunited in the US. They made their relationship official in 2015 and since then, there has been no going back.
There were way too many speculations in 2019 that the couple is engaged and about to tie the knot. But, Bindi Irwin denied all such rumors called the news a fake gossip. She said that both she and Chandler are in no hurry to get married. In fact, she even assured that she would be the first one to inform her fans when Chandler Powell will pop the question. Well, we believed her. After all, the couple is very young and it was okay to assume that they will be taking more time in making such a huge decision.
Turns out, the couple might have been young but completely ready for the decision. The couple was to get married in April 2020. But due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, they had to prepone the wedding. They hosted the wedding at the Australia Zoo in a private setting and did not invite any guest. The decision was really difficult but they had to ensure the safety of everyone. Bindi’s mother, Terry, helped her get ready and her brother, Robert, walked her down the aisle. The wedding was also featured on Animal Planet wedding special episode.
We do not think that Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin’s wedding is anything like the usual weddings we are accustomed to. But, it is the need of the hour and a very sensible decision on the couple’s part.
We wish the lovely couple all the very best for their new journey!