The amazing news is in that Bindi Irwin and her husband, Chandler Powell, have just welcomed their baby girl into the world!
Here’s the full story…
The wait is finally over…
The incredible news has been confirmed that Bindi Irwin has given birth to her first child.
Now, we all know Bindi Irwin as the daughter of the late Steve Irwin…
And fans of the Irwin family from all around the world have taken joy in the last decade seeing Bindi follow in her fathers footsteps by working tirelessly at the family’s Australia Zoo with her mom Terri and brother Robert.
The pair met when Chandler, who’s now twenty-four, was visiting the zoo while in Australia for a professional wakeboarding competition from the United States.
They have now been together for over 8 years…
And amazingly so, American-born Chandler exhibits the same passion for animals as the Irwin’s and he now works with Bindi and her family at Australia Zoo.
Well, last year, the pair decided to take their commitment to one another a step further.
On March 25th, 2020, Bindi and Chandler finally said their “I do’s” and became husband and wife.
“We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend. There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now. We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however, it’s lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos,” Bindi wrote on Instagram.
They got married in a secluded location where Steve used to regularly film and Bindi opened up about how she honored her late dad on her special day…
Speaking to PEOPLE, Bindi said:
“Where we got married was such a special place to dad. It’s a beautiful little area where he had filmed for many years. It felt really wonderful and just meant to be. We had dad’s picture with his dog Sui blown up on an easel, so mom and Robert were standing right next to dad as we exchanged vows. We had a candle-lighting ceremony for him, and it really felt like he was there with us. It was a lovely moment of peace and happiness.”
And for another special touch, she even kept her surname as a legacy to her dad.
Speaking to ET, Bindi said:
“I’ve kept Bindi Irwin. I think that for me personally, after dad [Steve Irwin] passed away it was really important for me to feel close to him, and having his last name means so much to me.”
And just 5 months on from their wedding…
The couple came forward with yet another exciting announcement.
Bindi took to Instagram to share this adorable photo of her and Chandler holding up a miniature khaki shirt…
Alongside the caption:
“Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honor 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. 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.”
He wrote excitedly:
“We’re going to be parents!! We have a baby Wildlife Warrior on the way coming in 2021. Becoming a dad is the highlight of my life. I cannot wait to embark on this new adventure and life chapter with my gorgeous wife, @BindiIrwin. Bee, you’re going to be the most amazing mother.”
She also noted, “I wish that Steve was here to share this beautiful moment, I know that he would be so proud.”
A few weeks later, Bindi shared the picture from her first sonogram.
“The animal joeys we care for are excited to meet our human joey. Baby Wildlife Warrior is about the size of a hummingbird now! We can’t wait to teach our little one about the importance of protecting our planet and the beauty of the wildlife and wild places we love so much. Thank you for your kindness and support on this magical journey.”
And a few weeks after that, she then revealed that they were expecting a baby girl!
Posing with an up-to-date sonogram next to a huge tortoise munching on some pink flowers, Bindi wrote:
“Baby girl, you are our world. Our beautiful daughter is now about the same size as a hatchling Aldabra tortoise and is as healthy as can be. We can’t wait for her arrival next year.”
Bindi also posted a video on Instagram from a recent ultrasound appointment…
The short video, filmed by her husband, shows Bindi waving to the camera before she says, “This is so exciting, look at our daughter! She’s so beautiful. Oh my goodness.”
The camera then pans to show the ultrasound image with Chandler saying, “Wow! You can see her heartbeat there.”
Posting the video online, Bindi wrote:
“Our beautiful daughter is the light of our lives. Beyond thankful that she chose us to be her parents. I can’t wait for her to be here next year.”
And as for the bump?
Well, Bindi at first remained fairly private when it came to revealing her growing bump and she would only tease pictures that would show a slight silhouette.
But in the last few months of her pregnancy, she decided to start revealing her growing body to her fans.
Bindi decided to stage the sweetest photoshoot that recreated a photo that Terri and Steve took when they were expecting Robert more than seventeen years ago.
Bindi wrote: “Recreating a very special moment. Third trimester love.”
And it’s honestly the cutest thing we’ve ever seen!
Bindi and Chandler were both glowing with happiness…
And it was clear that they were both super eager for the arrival of their daughter.
And they didn’t hesitate in preparing for their little arrival!
Bindi and Chandler wanted to make sure everything was ready, including their daughter’s adorable nursery.
Taking to her Instagram stories, Bindi posted a cute snap of her cradling her bump in the newly decorated animal-themed nursery…
“Baby girl we can’t wait for you to be here.”
Well, it seems that their wait is finally over…
As it has just been announced that Bindi and Chandler have just welcomed their daughter into the world!
The news has come in today that Bindi delivered a healthy baby girl.
Congratulations, Bindi and Chandler!
Make sure to stay posted for updates on this developing story.