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Bindi Irwin talks marriage to boyfriend Chandler Powell

Australia’s wildlife princess has opened up about when she’d like to tie the knot with her loving beau.

By Katie Skelly
She’s fallen head over heels for the American wakeboarder, but in a telling new interview Bindi Irwin reveals she won’t be walking down the aisle just yet.
"I don't think I'm at a point in my life where marriage and getting engaged is really a huge priority right now for me," the 18-year-old said to Entertainment Tonight.
"Maybe in five years, but right now I'm really happy with where I'm at."
She went on: "I'm really happy with our relationship and I think we'll just continue to have fun. It's just nice to have someone there no matter what."
The loved-up couple met in 2013 when Chandler visited Bindi’s home, Australia Zoo, on a competition tour.
“When the two of them met he was obviously awfully impressed,” the 19-year-old’s grandfather recently confessed to Woman’s Day adding, “Enough that he wrote a letter to the zoo and said ‘would it be all right if I wrote to her?’”
It's easy to see the love between these two, although the star admits that there'll be "no engagement or marriage just yet!"
After some good old fashioned correspondence, the teens took to Skype and Facetime in a bid to stay in touch, and it wasn’t long before their friendship turned into something more.
Speaking of how she and the college student make long-distance work, Bindi quipped, "It's nice when you find somebody who's just endlessly kind and understands you and is really like-minded. I always get really excited."
"I'm really blessed and grateful to have him in my life."
"I'm so glad that my family loves him too!"
And although there won’t be a Zoo-themed wedding just yet, you can be sure Chandler has mum’s tick of approval!
"They may even love him more than I do," the brunette beauty joked, referring to her younger brother Robert and their mum Terri.
"I have my family and then Chandler has become a part of the family. He just understands us, he loves wildlife, loves wild places and is just ready to try."
Watch Bindi and Chandler tell the ADORABLE story of how they met in the video player below! Post continues...
Over the weekend, the Dancing with the Stars winner celebrated her milestone birthday by her boyfriend’s side back where it all began at Australia Zoo.
Taking a moment out of the fun-filled day to pay tribute to his sweet girlfriend on Instagram, Chandler shared, “I'm amazed by everything you have already achieved and I can't even begin to imagine everything you'll accomplish from this point on.”
“I'm very blessed to have you as such a huge part of my life and I'm beyond thankful you've let me be a part of yours. I hope today is as amazing as you are!”
The couple are completely smitten!

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