Weddings

He put a ring on it! Bindi Irwin announces ENGAGEMENT to Chandler Powell

“Let’s get married already!”

By Erin Doyle
Bindi Irwin has announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell.
The wildlife warrior took to Instagram on her 21st birthday to reveal the happy news and show off her stunning engagement ring.
They're engaged! Congratulations to the happy couple. Image: @bindisueirwin/ Instagram
"On my birthday I said 'yes' and 'forever' to the love of my life," the daughter of the late Steve Irwin began in the touching post.
"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!"
Look at that bling! Image: @bindisueirwin/ Instagram
Chandler also announced the news with a sweet post of his own on his own Instagram account.
"She said YES! ❤️💍 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."
Meanwhile, Bindi's brother Robert and mother Terri were quick to offer their congratulations.
"Best day ever! Chandler asked and beautiful @BindiIrwin said yes. I am so very happy, and I know Steve would be too. Congratulations!!" wrote Terri on Twitter.
On Instagram Robert added: "I am beyond happy for you two. You are true soulmates and have always been so completely perfect for each other. Love you both and congratulations."
Chandler shared this sweet post on his Instagram. Image: @chandlerpowell/ Instagram
Earlier in the day, Chandler posted a beautiful tribute to his love, celebrating the gorgeous star turning 21.
The couple, who first got together in 2015, celebrated Bindi's special milestone with a day full of activities at Australia Zoo in Queensland, the wildlife tourist attraction managed by the Irwin family on the Sunshine Coast.
Taking to Instagram, Chandler wrote: "Beautiful Bee, I love you so much. You're my best friend and whole world. I can't wait to celebrate your birthday tomorrow at #AustraliaZoo ❤️ Here's to another year and beyond of life changing adventures together."
He wrote the gorgeous caption alongside this cute couple pic of him and Bindi.
Aww, too cute! Image: @chandlerpowell/ Instagram
Bindi and Chandler are clearly made for each other, frequently sharing adorable loved-up couple snaps on their social media pages.
Bindi says the professional wakeboarder is definitely "The One" and someone she hopes to spend the rest of her life with.
"I believe there's always someone for everyone and when you find that one, as we have found each other, it's a real blessing and a privilege," Bindi told The Australian Women's Weekly in 2017.
And she added that her late father Steve would have absolutely loved her man.
"I'm lucky I have found the one, the person I want to spend all my time with ... We all think Dad would have loved Chandler," she said