Congratulations, Bindi Irwin!
On her 21st birthday, the conservationist, Dancing with the Stars alum and daughter of the late Steve Irwin went on a date to the Australia Zoo with her longtime boyfriend, Chandler Powell. There, Powell popped the question (and spoiler alert, Irwin said yes).
“On my birthday I said ‘yes’ & ‘forever’ to the love of my life,” Irwin gushed on Twitter. “Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you & every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure & true happiness. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose & unconditional love.”
Irwin told People, “I am overjoyed to be sharing the news that Chandler and I are engaged! This has been the most special day celebrating my 21st birthday.” She added, “I’ve met my soulmate and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with Chandler. We’ve been together for nearly 6 years now and he’s my happily ever after.”
For his part, Powell seemed pretty thrilled, telling the mag that the engagement was “the most perfect and beautiful day of my life.”
“After Bindi’s birthday celebration at Australia Zoo, we had a photo shoot organized to celebrate her turning 21,” he explained. “Just before we started the shoot, I took her to a special part of Australia Zoo to ask the girl of my dreams to become my wife."
Irwin’s mom, Terri, joined in on the celebration, tweeting a photo of herself with the happy couple (and Irwin’syounger brother, Robert, 15) and writing, “Best day ever! Chandler asked and beautiful @BindiIrwin said yes. I am so very happy, and I know Steve would be too. Congratulations!!”
Did that giraffe just start cutting onions?