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Bindi Irwin Is Getting Married

American boyfriend proposed on 21st birthday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 25, 2019 12:05 AM CDT
This Sept. 20, 2018 photo shows Bindi Irwin at the Empire State Building to promote her Animal Planet series "Crikey! It's The Irwins" in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late conservationist Steve Irwin, is getting married. She posted Wednesday on Facebook and other social media that longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell proposed on Tuesday, which was her 21st birthday. Powell is a 22-year-old wakeboarder from Florida whom she met in 2013 when he was visiting the Irwin family's Australia Zoo, the AP reports. Steve Irwin, known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was a popular TV personality. He was killed by a stingray in 2006 while filming an underwater documentary.

His wife, Terri, and children Bindi and Robert have carried on his conservation work. Bindi Irwin starred in her own wildlife series as a child. She won season 21 of Dancing with the Stars. She shared photos of the proposal taken by her brother in the gardens of the family's zoo. "Beyond perfect," she said. "I never knew Robert was there photographing." (Read more Bindi Irwin stories.)

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