Bindi Irwin – the daughter of late animal enthusiast and TV personality Steve Irwin – has married Chandler Powell a year after planning their wedding together.

Die to current Coronavirus pandemic, the two were forced to make the decision to have no guests at their wedding, but that didn’t stop the love. Would be weird if it did, really…

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell (who as far as I’m aware is not related to me) tied the knot in a private ceremony in Australia Zoo and, as they had it, celebrated life in the process.

Bindi Irwin

Taking to Instagram to share their lovely news, Irwin wrote:

March 25th 2020 ❤️ 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.


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 revelled 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. We shared tears and smiles and love. Thankfully, since we all live at Australia Zoo as a family, we could be there for each other. To everyone reading this — stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS!


Bindi Irwin

Meanwhile, Powell took to his Instagram to write:

We’re finally married!

Today, March 25, 2020, marks the most amazing day of my life.

I married my best friend. After almost a year of planning, we changed everything so that we could enjoy a safe and small private ceremony at our home, Australia Zoo. As we embark on this new life chapter I hope that we can share some love in the world, especially during this challenging time.


Many congratulations and happy returns to them.

Images via Instagram, Robert Irwin