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Bindi Irwin Pens Emotional Goodbye to Boyfriend Chandler Powell — Read Her Sweet Words!

Bindi Irwin and her boyfriend, Chandler Powell, are parting ways — for now!

Bindi, 18, took to Instagram on Thursday, Dec. 8 to bid her 20-year-old love farewell as he heads back to his Florida hometown after spending several months in Australia with the Irwin family.

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“You are flying back to the USA today. Dropping you off at the airport and waving goodbye, it never gets easier. Thank you for the most wonderful adventures these last few months,” the Dancing With the Stars winner captioned a sweet pic of herself with Chandler.

“We even got to celebrate your 20th birthday here in Australia together, hiking through the Great Dividing Range! I’ve known you since you were 16 and every day, from the very first day I met you, you’ve been my sunshine,” Bindi continued.

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“I will see you again soon! Thank you for everything, you always make me smile, no matter how far apart we may be. Have fun while you’re away, go find lots of manatees in Florida for me! I miss you so much already. You really do mean the world to me,” she added.

Bindi and the pro wakeboarder first met several years ago when Chandler and his family visited Australia Zoo. The couple have now been dating for two years.

Click through the gallery below to see Bindi’s cutest photos with her late dad, Steve Irwin.