Bindi Irwin expecting her first child with new husband Chandler Powell

‘Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021!’ Bindi Irwin, 22, announces she is expecting her first child with new husband Chandler Powell, 23 – less than five months after their wedding

  • Bindi Irwin, 22 has announced that she is expecting her first child with her husband of five months, Chandler Powell, 23 
  • The conservationist shared the good news on Instagram on Tuesday, telling fans she is in her first trimester 
  • Bindi revealed that despite it being early in her pregnancy, she could not wait to share her journey with fans 
  • The pair celebrated the one year anniversary of their engagement last week 
  • Chandler proposed to Bindi at Australia Zoo on her 21st birthday last year
  • The couple were married at Australia Zoo on March 25

Bindi Irwin has confirmed she is expecting her first child with new husband Chandler Powell. 

In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, the 22-year-old wrote: ‘Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting!  

‘It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you. Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. 

Congrats! Bindi Irwin has confirmed she is expecting her first child with new husband Chandler Powell. Both pictured  

‘We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us. 

‘Please let me know your best advice and send good vibes & prayers to our little sweetheart. Love & light.’

In the accompanying photo, Bindi and Chandler, 23, pose side by side in their Australia Zoo uniforms, holding up a tiny version of the outfit for their little one.    

In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, the 22-year-old wrote: ‘Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you’ 

She went on: ‘Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives’ 

The announcement comes a week after Bindi had her 22nd birthday at Australia Zoo – her last public appearance before she announced her pregnancy.

Bindi Irwin celebrated by feeding the crocodiles, alongside her husband Chandler, brother Robert Irwin and mother Terri Irwin. 

The conservationist excitedly ran out and greeted awaiting crowds, ready to put on a death-defying show. 

Already expecting! The announcement comes a week after Bindi celebrated her 22nd birthday at Australia Zoo – her last public appearance before she announced her pregnancy

Busy girl: Bindi Irwin celebrated by feeding the crocodiles, alongside her husband Chandler, brother Robert Irwin and mother Terri Irwin (left) 

Baby love: The conservationist excitedly ran out and greeted awaiting crowds, ready to put on a death-defying show 

Bindi also celebrated the one year anniversary of her engagement to Chandler on July 24. 

In an Instagram post, the conservationist gushed over her ‘incredible’ other half as she told him that she ‘loved him with all her heart’. 

Wearing a pretty navy and white printed dress, Bindi looked like she was on cloud nine as she cuddled up to the former professional wakeboarder in the image. 

 Milestone: Bindi celebrated the one year anniversary of her engagement to Chandler on July 24. Pictured the day Chandler proposed 

Love: ‘Just over a year ago @chandlerpowell proposed. Now I get to call this incredible man my husband. Here’s to a lifetime of adventure together. My sunshine, I love you with all my heart,’ Bindi wrote in the caption

‘Just over a year ago @chandlerpowell proposed. Now I get to call this incredible man my husband. Here’s to a lifetime of adventure together. My sunshine, I love you with all my heart,’ she wrote in the caption. 

Bindi and Chandler got engaged at Australia Zoo in Queensland in July last year, on what was her 21st birthday.  

The wildlife warrior shared heartwarming photos to Instagram at the time, after her award-winning wildlife photographer brother Robert captured the sweet moment she said, ‘Yes’ on camera.

Sweet: Bindi and Chandler got engaged at Australia Zoo in Queensland in July last year, on her 21st birthday. The wildlife warrior shared heartwarming photos to Instagram at the time

Lovely day: Addressing her 3.3 million Instagram followers, Bindi gushed over the ‘most beautiful surprise’ and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal was going to take place

Addressing her 3.3 million Instagram followers, Bindi gushed over the ‘most beautiful surprise’ and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal was going to take place, or that her brother was across the park taking photos.  

The couple were married less than five months ago on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo. 

The pair had to rush their walk down the aisle, canning earlier, more elaborate wedding plans, due to COVID-19 restrictions.    

 Beautiful day: The couple were married less than five months ago on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo. The pair had to rush their walk down the aisle, canning earlier, more elaborate wedding plans, due to COVID-19 restrictions

 Small affair: The daughter of the late Steve Irwin revealed how they made the difficult decision to have no guests present at the nuptials held at Australia Zoo, to ‘keep everyone safe’, amid the coronavirus pandemic

The daughter of the late Steve Irwin revealed how they made the difficult decision to have no guests present at the nuptials held at Australia Zoo, to ‘keep everyone safe’, amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the stunning photo taken on the day, Bindi posed in front of a statement flower wall, wearing a princess-style gown with a lace bodice and semi-sheer sleeves.  

The newlywed revealed to People magazine that her elegant wedding gown was a tribute to her mother Terri’s wedding dress, from when she married Crocodile Hunter Steve in 1992.

Just like her mum! Bindi said her elegant wedding gown was a tribute to her mother Terri’s (left) wedding dress, from when she married late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in 1992

Family: Bindi’s brother Robert Irwin, 16, (far right) walked her down the aisle

Moving moment: She lit a candle in her late father Steve Irwin’s memory

‘I wanted something very similar because I’ve admired [my mum’s] dress since I was tiny,’ Bindi said.

Bindi recalled putting on her mother’s wedding gown when she was 12 and falling in love with it.

The blonde beauty wasn’t able to wear the same dress or have it altered because it was already 50 years old. 

She styled her brunette locks in soft waves, and added an intricate beaded crown.

 Oh no: Not everything went smoothly, as Bindi later blasted Australia’s major television networks for ruining her ‘dream wedding’

Moves: She claimed news helicopters flying overhead had forced the couple to change the venue from the ‘African savannah’ section of Australia Zoo to a nearby barn 

Chandler cut a suave figure in a pale blue dress shirt, beige trousers and dress shoes.

Bindi’s brother Robert Irwin walked her down the aisle, and she lit a candle alongside Chandler in her late father Steve Irwin’s memory.  

Not everything went smoothly, as Bindi later blasted Australia’s major television networks for ruining her ‘dream wedding’. 

She claimed news helicopters flying overhead had forced the couple to change the venue from the ‘African savannah’ section of Australia Zoo to a nearby barn.

Bindi wrote: ”This isn’t the fairytale image capturing the ‘perfect’ wedding day feeling. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I said goodbye to the place I had dreamed of getting married for so many years’ 

Bindi shared a photo from her nuptials to Instagram on Monday, alongside the caption: ‘This isn’t the fairytale image capturing the ‘perfect’ wedding day feeling. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.’   

‘On our wedding day we were finally about to get married and the paparazzi flew over us in a helicopter scaring our wildlife. We had to leave our stunning wedding venue on the African savannah for their safety,’ she wrote. 

‘I said goodbye to the place I had dreamed of getting married for so many years.’ 

However she concluded: ‘Our wedding day wasn’t what we planned but it was an extraordinary starting point for our marriage to bloom’ 

‘I was there in my wedding dress, husband-to-be by my side, moving tables and flowers and trying to make our day finally become a reality,’ she added. 

Bindi had felt ‘overwhelmed’ by the chaos of the day, but calmed down when Chandler reminded her that ‘love always wins’. 

‘Our wedding day wasn’t what we planned but it was an extraordinary starting point for our marriage to bloom,’ she wrote.

 No fun? Their honeymoon was unusual too, with the newlyweds saying it was a ‘weird’ time after they were forced to celebrate their first days as a married couple at Australia Zoo due to the coronavirus pandemic

 Oh well! In an interview with USA Today Bindi and Chandler revealed they spent most of the time cleaning up after the animals and helping out around the zoo. ‘It’s not the most romantic honeymoon in history, but it’s our honeymoon,’ Bindi said 

 Struggles: The pair were forced to cancel their honeymoon to help with Australia Zoo’s $400,000 weekly payroll crisis. ‘We spent our honeymoon doing our best to care for our animals and zoo team hoping that things would get brighter,’ Bindi said 

Their honeymoon was unusual too, with the newlyweds saying it was a ‘weird’ time after they were forced to celebrate their first days as a married couple at Australia Zoo due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with USA Today, Bindi and Chandler revealed they spent most of the time cleaning up after the animals and helping out around the zoo.

‘It’s not the most romantic honeymoon in history, but it’s our honeymoon,’ Bindi told the publication. 

Chandler added: ‘This is probably the busiest honeymoon in history, along with the weirdest honeymoon ever.’ 

A TIMELINE OF BINDI AND CHANDLER’S ROMANCE

NOVEMBER 2013: The pair first meet at Australia Zoo in Queensland. Chandler later asks Bindi’s mother, Terri, if he can keep in touch with her

JULY 2015: Bindi announces on Instagram that Chandler has become a ‘Wildlife Warrior’ as they embark on a long-distance romance

SEPTEMBER 2015: Bindi and Chandler debut their relationship on the red carpet after her appearance on Dancing with the Stars

LATE 2018: Chandler moves to Queensland to live with the Irwins

NOVEMBER 2018: Bindi says she feels ‘lucky’ to have found ‘The One’

DECEMBER 2018: The couple dismiss engagement rumours, saying they are in no rush to marry

JULY 24, 2019: The pair announce their engagement on Bindi’s 21st birthday 

MARCH 25, 2020: The couple marry at Australia Zoo. They are forced to scrap lavish wedding plans due to the coronavrius pandemic and wed in a barn on the property with no guests but for Bindi’s brother Robert and mother Terri

JULY, 2020: Bindi and Chandler reveal they scrapped their honeymoon plans and spent it working at Australia Zoo, which has been hit hard financially by the pandemic   

AUGUST 11, 2020:  The couple announce they are expecting their first child together. Bindi reveals she is in her first trimester 

Speaking to Us Weekly, the Australian wildlife advocate added: ‘Our honeymoon certainly wasn’t what we had originally planned.’   

The pair were forced to cancel their honeymoon to help with Australia Zoo’s $400,000 weekly payroll crisis.   

‘We spent our honeymoon doing our best to care for our animals and zoo team hoping that things would get brighter,’ she told the publication.

‘Our first few months of marriage have been a whirlwind to say the least,’ Bindi added.

The couple met close to seven years ago in November 2013 when Chandler, who fails from Florida, was touring Australia for a wakeboarding competition.

Smitten! The couple met in November 2013 when Chandler, who fails from Florida, was touring Australia for a wakeboarding competition. He popped in to visit Australia Zoo and was immediately smitten with Bindi, who was his tour guide on the day. Pictured in 2015

Instant connection: Chandler told People magazine : ‘It just so happened that Bindi was giving tours that day. I’m like, ‘Wow, she is amazing.” Pictured in 2015 

Going public: In September 2015, Bindi and Chandler debuted their relationship on the red carpet after her appearance on Dancing with the Stars (pictured) 

He popped in to visit Australia Zoo and was smitten with Bindi, who was his tour guide on the day, immediately, and asked her mother Terri if he could stay in touch.

Chandler told People magazine: ‘It just so happened that Bindi was giving tours that day. I’m like, ‘Wow, she is amazing.” 

In September 2015, Bindi and Chandler debut their relationship on the red carpet after her appearance on Dancing with the Stars. 

Discussing their relationship soon after, Bindi told The Australian Women’s Weekly: ‘I’ve found the one.’   

Discussing their relationship soon after, Bindi said: ‘I’ve found the one. ‘We’re both lucky to have found that person, because that doesn’t always happen for people and we’re still so young.’ Pictured in 2017

Back and forth: The pair shared a long-distance romance for a number of years, visiting one another between the USA and Australia. Pictured with Terri

Bindi added: ‘I’m lucky I have found the one, the person I want to spend all my time with.

‘We’re both lucky to have found that person, because that doesn’t always happen for people and we’re still so young.’

The pair shared a long-distance romance for a number of years, visiting one another between the USA and Australia. 

Bindi frequently penned emotional Instagram posts discussing how hard it was to be apart from her beloved. 

Hard: Bindi frequently penned emotional Instagram posts discussing how hard it was to be apart from her beloved. Pictured in 2016 

Loved up: In 2018, Bindi confirmed American-born Chandler had relocated to Queensland to be with her. She added that Chandler loves conservation and wildlife as much as she does

In 2018, Bindi confirmed American-born Chandler had relocated to Queensland to be with her.

‘I’m so lucky that I’ve met someone who is excited and up for the challenge of our wonderful busy life,’ Bindi told PEOPLE magazine. ‘He is just amazing.     

‘Since he relocated, we’re having a great time throwing Chandler into everything. In the afternoon Robert [her brother] has been taking him out to feed the freshwater crocodiles and the gators.’

Missing him: The wildlife warrior said that that her late father Steve Irwin would have ‘loved’ Chandler. Bindi is pictured with her father as a baby 

Remembering him: Bindi was only eight years old when she lost her father to a tragic stingray accident on September 4, 2006. Steve is pictured in 2002

She added that Chandler loves conservation and wildlife as much as she does, saying that it’s helpful he’s so strong as he can handle jumping on the crocodiles. 

Chandler has permanently moved to Australia and the pair now work together side by side at Australia Zoo.   

The wildlife warrior said that that her late father Steve Irwin would have ‘loved’ Chandler. 

Steve, died tragically 14 years ago, when Bindi was eight years old. The Crocodile Hunter was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb in 2006.     

Milestones: Speaking to ET after her engagement, Bindi admitted that reaching milestones without her father present is ‘bittersweet’. Pictured with her father as a child

She said: ‘I wish that he could be here to be getting excited and welcome [Chandler] into the family, and I think that’s really challenging [for me].’ Pictured with her parents as a child 

Speaking to ET after her engagement, Bindi admitted that reaching milestones without her father present is ‘bittersweet’.  

She said: ‘I wish that he could be here to be getting excited and welcome [Chandler] into the family, and I think that’s really challenging [for me].

‘I think that Dad would have loved him so much and he would have been so excited that he’s now part of our family.’ 

Bindi added: ‘I think that Dad would have loved him so much and he would have been so excited that he’s now part of our family.’ Pictured with Steve and brother Robert as children 

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