Bindi Irwin opens up about marrying Chandler Powell

After nearly five years together, Bindi Irwin has hinted that she does see marriage in her future with boyfriend Chandler Powell.

The 20-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin has dismissed recent rumours that she is already engaged to fellow Australia Zoo employee Chandler, but suggested that it could be on the cards down the track.

“Four years, 10 months. We’re almost at our five-year mark. And it’s really exciting. We are taking things slow and we’re just enjoying life and the adventure,” Bindi told People magazine.

The couple have been together for almost five years. Photo: Instagram/bindisueirwin

“It’s interesting, as human beings we’re always so rushed with things, so you know, ‘When are you going to start dating?’ ‘When are you going to get married?’ ‘When are you going to have kids?’ When are you going to have another kid?’ Every single step.

“And so I think we all need to just revel in the now.”

Bindi, 20, did however say she would definitely want to share the news straight away.

“I promise you I will call you the second we get engaged,” she joked.

“It’s really exciting. And we have so many years ahead of us to enjoy the adventure of life together.”


Bindi began dating 21-year-old Chandler in 2013 after they met when the wakeboarder – who comes from Florida – was visiting Australia Zoo, which is owned by the Irwin family.

Chandler moved to Australia to be with Bindi in January this year, and the aspiring actress recently said she thinks her father – who sadly died in 2006 at the age of 44, after he was pierced in the chest by a stingray whilst filming a nature documentary – would approve of her beau.

“It’s funny how that works. I’m lucky I have found the one, the person I want to spend all my time with,” she said.

“Mum and Robert and I have talked about that a lot. We all think dad would have loved Chandler.”

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