The daughter of the late Steve Irwin announced the engagement on her Instagram writing, “On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life. Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love.—Now let’s get married already!”
Her fiance Chandler Powell also made an announcement of the engagement on his Instagram, writing, “Almost 6 years ago we met at Australia Zoo. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light. Proposing in her very favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will. Happy Birthday.”
The happy couple met in exactly the way you would expect: at Australia Zoo, where Bindi spent much of her childhood. Though they’re quite young, at 21 and 22, the happy couple have been dating for six years.
Bindi recently spoke to New Idea magazine, joking about what the couple would do right after their wedding. She said, “We all keep joking that our first thing as man and wife will be feeding the crocodiles.”
Well, it does seem quite fitting considering the way she grew up.
While she claimed they’ve talked about children in the future, they’re taking things slow, and she said babies are still “a way away.”
She said, “I think it’s a way away right now, but when it does happen, I can guarantee you they’ll have their own Khaki because Khaki is not just a color, it’s an attitude.”
Of course, any children of Bindi Irwin would have to have their own matching khaki outfits to wear while they hang out at the zoo in Australia.
Bindi also spoke about her brother Robert taking on the role of walking her down the aisle. She mused, “Robert is very strong and he’ll help me hold it together. He takes everything so seriously and always does such a good job with everything.”
Sadly, Bindi’s father will not be at the wedding after his death in 2006, but she still plans on honoring him during the big day.
She told People, “We’ll be able to all get up as a little family and light a candle in his honor and share a few words on what an amazing dad he was and still is.”
We’re looking forward to pictures of the couple’s big day, which will take place next year.