For Bindi Irwin, celebrating her 18th birthday was a bittersweet occasion.
In a candid new interview, the former Dancing With the Stars winner — who turned 18-years-old on July 24 — opened up about ringing in her special day without her late dad, Steve Irwin.
Bindi with her dad, Steve, in October 2005. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"It's sad because you want him to be right next to you and experiencing all these milestones, but I truly believe that, in some way, he is still with us," Bindi told Entertainment Tonight.
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"I can feel that he's not here anymore on most of the days that are really big for our family. On days like birthdays, Christmases, it's really a tough time because he's not here," she continued.
Click through the gallery below to see more of Bindi's cutest photos with her dad, Steve!
Steve and Terri Irwin welcomed their first child, daughter Bindi, in July 1998.