Bindi Irwin is engaged! Steve Irwin’s 21-year-old daughter said “yes” to her longtime boyfriend, Chandler Powell, and what better way to celebrate than on her birthday. The conservationist who follows after her famous father’s footsteps took to social media to share the exciting news. “On my birthday I said ‘yes’ & ‘forever’ to the love of my life,” she wrote. “Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you & every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure & true happiness.”
VIEW GALLERY Bindi is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Chandler Powell
The bride-to-be added, “Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose & unconditional love.” Bindi wrote the caption next to two beautiful photos from their engagement – one in which she shows off her gorgeous new sparkler, an oval-shaped diamond ring. In a convo with People, the newly-engaged lady said, “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.”
Bindi also shared “it was the most perfect and beautiful day of my life.” Her fiancé Chandler also spilled some juicy details about their special double-celebration day. “After Bindi’s birthday celebration at Australia Zoo, we had a photoshoot organized to celebrate her turning 21,” he revealed.
VIEW GALLERY Bindi's engagement ring is a gorgeous oval-shaped sparkler
“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. These past five years together have been the best of my life and we look forward to a lifetime of magical moments to come.” The young couple is head over heels in love, and we can’t wait to see them become husband and wife.
Chandler relocated to live with Irwin family in Australia (they also have an Animal Planet series, Crikey! It’s the Irwins). Happy about her oldest child’s joyful news, Terri Irwin shared her excitement on social media and wrote, “Best day ever! Chandler asked and beautiful @BindiIrwin said yes. I am so very happy, and I know Steve would be too. Congratulations!!” Congratulations indeed!