Robert Irwin opens up about family’s ‘new chapter’ amid shock feud

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After both Terri and Bindi Irwin have spoken out about their family's recent ‘feud’, it’s now time for Robert to say something.

The 17-year-old joined Sunrise to chat about the family’s ‘new chapter’ and gave an update on how Bindi is coping.

Robert and Bindi Irwin with Grace Warrior Powell.
Robert says that Bindi has been “taking time to focus on her little family”. Photo: Instagram/robertirwinphotography

Speaking with weatherman Sam Mac at Australia Zoo, Robert said that life as an uncle has been “incredible” since Bindi gave birth in March.

“Little Grace is just gorgeous, Bindi’s doing so good,” he detailed.

“She’s really been taking time to focus on her little family. Her and Chandler, they are just the best parents. I’m honoured that I get to be a part of little Grace’s life.

“It just feels like this new chapter for our family. It’s really lovely.”

Bindi announced last week that she would be taking a month-long break from the public eye to focus on her family’s happiness.

“Surround yourself with the light of people who genuinely care about you and will support you during the good times and the hard times,” she wrote online.

The announcement came after she revealed that her family are no longer in contact with grandfather Bob Irwin after he has “ignored” her for the majority of her life. 


How the family feud began

Fans first noticed a rift in the Irwin family when Bindi failed to mention her paternal grandfather in a social media post celebrating the “most incredible fathers” in her life.

The wildlife conservationist then responded to a follower asking why he was snubbed, explaining that Bob “has shown no interest” in spending time with her or her family.

“He has never said a single kind word to me personally. It breaks my heart but it is not healthy to engage in an abusive relationship,” she said in a lengthy reply.

Bindi, Robert, Terri and Bob Irwin.
Bindi claimed that her grandfather Bob “has shown no interest” in her or her family. Photo: Getty

Members of Bob’s family immediately responded to Bindi’s claims, including Bob’s granddaughter Bethany Wheeler.

“The time has come to speak up,” she posted on Facebook. “We have all felt sick reading the lies for too long.”

“Poppy is the most genuinely beautiful human on this planet and has NEVER spoken out or put down anybody!”

Since then, Terri Irwin shared a cryptic post on social media quoting author and military veteran Steve Maraboli.

“Avoiding certain people to protect your mental health is not a weakness, it’s wisdom,” the quote reads.

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