It seems just like yesterday that Bindi Irwin was a little kid who from time to time would appear on her dad’s tv show, The Crocodile Hunter Diaries.
But the eldest child of the late Steve Irwin is all grown up. In fact, the 24-year-old is now happily married with a child.
If you’re wondering who Bindi’s husband is, read on to find out everything you need to know about Chandler Powell.
How did Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell meet?
In 2013, Chandler Powell – a professional wakeboarder – and his family travelled to Australia for a competition. While Down Under, they visited Australia Zoo and Chandler met Bindi for the first time.
Two years later, in 2015, Bindi and Chandler announced they were dating and made their debut on the Dancing With The Stars Australia red carpet. But Chandler revealed that he and Bindi had kept in touch ever since their first encounter in 2013.
“She ended up giving me a tour, and we ended up staying in touch,” Chandler told Dancing With The Stars.
WATCH: Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell’s love story
“We stayed in touch and became great friends. I can’t really say when it turned into more. It just evolved over time and bloomed into this wonderful thing,” Bindi echoed in a separate interview with US Weekly.
In 2018, Chandler quit wakeboarding and moved to Australia to be with Bindi as well as to learn more about wildlife conservation.
When did Bindi Irwin get married?
After a few years of dating, Chandler proposed to Bindi in 2019. The couple then got married on March 25, 2020.
The ceremony was originally planned for April 2020 and was supposed to be a lavish affair with over 200 guests but the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything.
Instead, Bindi and Chandler had an incredibly intimate wedding at Australia Zoo with only Bindi’s mum and brother, Terri and Robert Irwin, and Steve Irwin’s best mate, Wes Mannion, in attendance.
Are Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell still married?
Yes, as of 2023, Bindi and Chandler are still happily married and share one daughter, Grace Warrior Irwin Powell. Grace was born on March 25, 2021; exactly one year after her parents tied the knot.
See all of Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell’s sweetest moments below.
In honour of Chandler’s birthday, on November 14, 2023, Bindi took to Instagram to post an incredibly sweet video montage. The clip featured pretty much everything from footage of their wedding reception to home videos featuring little Grace. “Join me in wishing @chandlerpowell the HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY! Chandler, I love you with all my heart for my entire existence,” Bindi captioned her loving post.
On September 24, 2023, Bindi shared an incredibly cute family photo on Instagram which she captioned with, “My. Entire. World.” Chandler was quick to comment on the post and wrote, “The sweetest girls❤️ You are OUR entire world.”
Fans also commented on the post, voicing who they thought Grace was taking after in the looks department. “Aww she’s looking much more like Chandler,” one person wrote, while another said, “Little Gracie is looking like a carbon copy of you Bindi!!!!”
In honour of Father’s Day 2023 (which is celebrated in June in the US), Bindi shared an incredibly sweet tribute to her husband and father of her child, Chandler Powell.
“I thought I knew how much I loved you when I married you. Then I watched you become the best dada to our beautiful daughter. Now I realise that every day I’ll just keep loving you more. You mean the world to me and Grace. ❤️,” Bindi wrote on Instagram.
In May 2023, Bindi and Chandler shared an informational video about the Fijian crested iguana. And it’s clear by looking at the footage, that Chandler is as passionate about animals as Bindi is; talk about a perfect match!
On May 6, 2023, the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner – an annual celebration of the life and legacy of the original Wildlife Warrior that raises funds for conservation work – was held in Los Angeles.
And Bindi took to Instagram to thank Chandler for being her date for the evening. “My date to the #SteveIrwinGala 🤎 @chandlerpowell Thank you for being such a supportive, kind, incredible person who I love with all my heart. Tonight was so special,” she wrote.
In April 2023, Bindi posted this lovely picture along with the caption, “Appreciation post for my best friend who also happens to be my husband. ❤️ Love you, @chandlerpowell.”
To celebrate their wedding anniversary, in March 2023, Bindi and Chandler shared these two images as well as the caption, “Swipe to see today vs our wedding day 💛 Darling Brandy the koala and Forest the giraffe were two of the very few guests at our wedding due to the pandemic. This week we’re celebrating three years of marriage and reflecting on what a whirlwind of love and adventure it has been.”
For Chandler’s birthday in November 2022, Bindi penned a loving tribute to her husband.
“Our family. My world. ❤️ November 14 is one of my favourite days of the year, celebrating my incredible husband’s birthday. Chandler, you are the strongest, kindest and most selfless man I have ever known. I wish I could find a way to express how much you mean to me. I love you in every way, for all of my days. For me and Grace, our sun doesn’t just rise and set with you, you ARE our sunshine. Happy Birthday to the very best. @chandlerpowell,” she wrote.
“A #flashback just because I love this handsome guy so much. This photo was taken right after we got engaged. @chandlerpowell, you make me happier than I ever thought possible. ❤️,” Bindi wrote on Instagram along with this stunning picture in October 2022.
In March 2021, Bindi and Chandler announced that their first child, Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, had been born; exactly one year since their wedding!
“March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter,” Bindi said.
Bindi and Chandler announced they were expecting in August 2020. “It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you. Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives,” Bindi said.
“Your support means the world to us. Please let me know your best advice and send good vibes & prayers to our little sweetheart. Love & light. ❤️”
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell wed on March 25, 2020, in an intimate ceremony held at Australia Zoo.
Chandler proposed to Bindi on July 24, 2019. She obviously said yes!
Bindi and Chandler took their relationship public in 2015 and made their debut on the Dancing With The Stars Australia red carpet.
Bindi and Chandler first met in 2013, when Chandler visited Australia Zoo.