Bindi Irwin, Instagram
A new “baby wildlife warrior” is on the way. On Tuesday, August 11th, Bindi Irwin announced that she is pregnant and expecting a baby with her husband, Chandler Powell. And the little one already has a tiny khaki zoo shirt ready to go.
“Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021,” Irwin wrote on Instagram.
“Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you," she continued in the caption.
In the photo, Irwin and Powell are both wearing uniform shirts for the Australia Zoo, which is owned by the Irwin family. The couple also hold up a mini Australia Zoo shirt for their new baby.
Irwin goes on to explain that she’s still in her first trimester, but wanted to let her followers “be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter.” The 22-year-old continues, “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.”
Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! 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. 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. ❤️
A post shared by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on Aug 11, 2020 at 2:56am PDT
Powell also shared the news on his own Instagram account, and wrote, “Becoming a dad is the highlight of my life.” He added, “Bee, you’re going to be the most amazing mother.”
Irwin and Powell got married in March of this year, but they kept their wedding very small due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The wedding was held at Australia Zoo, and the only guests in attendance were Bindi’s mom, Terri Irwin, and her brother, Robert Irwin. As Bindi shared on Instagram, they lit a candle in honor of her late father, Steve Irwin, aka the Crocodile Hunter.
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!
A post shared by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on Mar 25, 2020 at 5:38am PDT
Terri tweeted about the baby news—along with a pic of her and the happy couple—and said she wished Steve were around for this new chapter. “Words cannot express the love that is filling my heart,” she wrote. “While I wish that Steve was here to share this beautiful moment, I know that he would be so proud.”
Congrats to Bindi and Chandler, and here’s hoping they share a photo of the baby wearing that little shirt someday.