Sadly, Bindi Irwin isn’t able to have verbal confirmation that her late father, Steve Irwin, approves of her boyfriend, Chandler Powell. But, the 19-year-old recently told Australian Women’s Weekly that she knows her dad would support their relationship.
“I’m lucky I have found the one, the person I want to spend all my time with,” Bindi gushed. “Mum and Robert and I have talked about that a lot. We all think dad would have loved Chandler.”
And that’s not all she revealed. She also shared that she met her beau the same way her parents met… at her native Australian Zoo in Queensland. It was there — surrounded by animals they loved — that Steve and Terri fell in love. “It’s funny how that works,” Bindi admitted.
She and Chandler were strangers until he visited the zoo while on vacation with his parents. Bindi was leading his family’s private tour at the zoo and they felt a connection instantly. She continued, “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.”
But, even though Bindi thinks she found the person she wants to be with for the rest of her life, they’re not in a rush to tie the knot. “For us, we are happy just being together and enjoying the adventure. Why rush that next part of our lives as well?” she explained. “If you are having fun and enjoying your lives, you don’t have to rush. We’re still young.”
Right now, they’re just enjoying every moment together. Chandler frequently shares his love for Bindi on social media. He recently shared a picture hugging Bindi. He captioned it, “These are the moments you wish that you could just press ‘pause’ and hold onto forever. These hugs mean everything to me.” How sweet!