Steve Irwin’s Daughter Slammed for Going Ahead With Wedding Despite Social Distancing Warnings

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The late Steve Irwin’s family is known and loved best for continuing his legacy of caring for Australia’s wildlife.

His daughter, Bindi, has grown into a beautiful young woman and she is due to be married very soon – much to the joy of fans around the world.

But in more recent times, Bindi Irwin has been brutally slammed for going ahead with the wedding during the coronavirus crisis.

Keep scrolling to find out more…

The family owns Australia Zoo, which spans nearly 1000 acres and employs over four-hundred staff but was originally born from the tiny wildlife park that Steve’s family moved to when he was just a child.

And as a little girl, she would regularly feature on his documentaries.

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At just eight years old, Bindi read out a eulogy during her dad’s memorial service. We can’t imagine how hard that must have been.

The Irwin family has kept Steve’s legacy alive through their important work at Australia Zoo.

The pair met when Chandler, who’s now twenty-two, was visiting the zoo while in Australia for a professional wakeboarding competition.

The childhood sweethearts are quite literally a match made in heaven. Chandler exhibits the same passion for animals as the Irwin’s, working with Bindi and her family at Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Chandler is clearly heavily involved with the family’s conservation work, as Bindi has shared countless images of herself with Powell at the zoo.

She announced to her fans that they were engaged!  

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Bindi was reportedly celebrating her birthday surrounded by friends and family when Chandler popped the question.

Announcing the exciting news, Bindi wrote on her Instagram, “July 24th, 2019… On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life. Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!”

“She said YES! Almost 6 years ago we met at Australia Zoo. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light. Proposing in her very favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will. Happy Birthday,” he wrote. This is honestly the sweetest thing that we’ve ever read.

The sixteen-year-old gave some brotherly love to his sister, writing that the couple are “true soulmates” and have “always been so completely perfect for each other.”

She shared this adorable family snap while writing about how Steve would be so happy for the couple too.

But he’ll definitely be there in spirit and will be so proud.    

And today is finally the day…

On the 25th of March 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 her Instagram.

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“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. Right now we’re encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history. Today we celebrated life and reveled in every beautiful moment we shared together in our Australia Zoo gardens. Mum helped me get ready, Robert walked me down the aisle, Chandler became my husband and together we lit a candle in Dad’s memory,” she explained.

But of course, the internet has something to say about it.

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And many think that a wedding isn’t a good example of “self-isolation” after seeing drone pictures of the wedding beforehand.

And they certainly aren’t standing 1.5 meters apart.

But these Twitter users obviously didn’t read Bindi’s Instagram post when she clearly stated they had no guests.

Bindi has clearly taken this into consideration and the family made sure the ceremony was as safe as possible for the small number of people who attended.  

Make sure to keep scrolling to learn about what Bindi said about her father during this year’s bushfire crisis…