Bindi Irwin is 20 years old and all grown up. The daughter of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, stepped out with her family to attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner.
Bindi, along with her brother, Robert, and mother, Terri, have worked hard to continue Steve’s legacy since his untimely death in 2006. Also in attendance was Bindi’s boyfriend, wakeboarder Chandler Powell.
Bindi and Chandler first met in 2013 when Bindi took Chandler and his family on a tour of the Australia Zoo. Chandler later asked Terri for permission to stay in touch with Bindi. They built a friendship and began dating in 2015. In early 2018, Bindi revealed that Chandler had moved to Australia so that their relationship wouldn’t have to be long-distance anymore.
During a chat with Entertainment Tonight at the gala, Bindi spoke about how Chandler has adjusted. “It’s true, he is doing so well, and he has, I feel like, he could be an Irwin now, to tell you the truth,” she gushed. “He’s got the khaki down, and he’s doing so great, and no challenge is too difficult for Chandler, whether it’s jumping on crocodiles or going through with a red carpet event like tonight. He’s always there and up for anything.”
Bindi went on to explain how much Chandler means to her. “I’m so lucky to have found my person so early on in life, and he’s the best guy. And he has a matching crocodile bow tie tonight, same as Robert, so we think he’s definitely part of the family now.”
Watch the video to see what Chandler had to say about his incredible girlfriend!
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