Bindi Irwin Engaged To Long Time Boyfriend Chandler Powell!

Bindi Irwin Engaged To Long Time Boyfriend Chandler Powell!

Bindi Irwin celebrated her 21st birthday recently by becoming engaged to her long term boyfriend Chandler Powell.

“After Bindi’s birthday celebration at Australia Zoo, we had a photo shoot organized to celebrate her turning 21,” he told PEOPLE. “Just before we started the shoot, I took her to a special part of Australia Zoo to ask the girl of my dreams to become my wife. These past five years together have been the best of my life and we look forward to a lifetime of magical moments to come.”

Chandler popped the question with a vintage round-cut diamond featuring an intricate band.

“Chandler chose the most perfect ring — it’s made from recycled rose gold and the gem is a lab grown 2.01-carat diamond,” Irwin tells PEOPLE. “I love that its twisted band is nature inspired and scattered with diamonds. I have always dreamed of a vintage style ring as I’m quite traditional.”

“I’ve met my soulmate and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with Chandler,” she continued. “We’ve been together for nearly six years now and he’s my happily ever after.

Sharing an image on twitter the conservationist and daughter of the late Steve Irwin wrote, “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!”

The couple first met in 2013 when the Florida born Chandler, was visiting Australia for a professional wakeboarding competition and decided to stop by the Australia Zoo.

“It just so happened that Bindi was giving tours that day,” he says. “I’m like, ‘Wow she is amazing.’” The pair “hit it off right away,” he said, adding, “We haven’t looked back since.”

The American moved to Australia to live with the Irwins at Australia Zoo and to continue with Steve’s amazing work. Bindi Irwin was 8 years old in 2006 when her father Steve Irwin, was killed by a stingray during a television shoot.
Bindi’s mum Terri Irwin, remembered him in a tweet when she shared the happy news of her engagement.

Congratulations Bindi and Chandler! We just know Steve is looking down on you both and smiling from wherever he is.


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