The identity of Bindi Irwin’s boyfriend had the world speculating who she might be dating. The 18-year-old wakeboarder named Chandler Powell has been presumed to be this boyfriend by many publications, but Steve Irwin’s daughter had been playing coy, refusing to actually name her boyfriend. That is… until now.
What’s more, Bindi is even starting to talk about having children of her own. Does this mean we’ll see Bindi Irwin engaged sometime in the near future? Perhaps it’s too early to ring the wedding bells, but you would presume an engagement ring and marriage would come before having babies of her own.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, with Bindi Irwin dating openly now, the 17-year-old revealed one test that Chandler will have to pass in order to meet her father’s approval.
“Dad said that if I did find someone to date that he would have to prove himself by swimming across our largest crocodile pond! And if he made it to the other side, he could go out with me. I don’t think we’re going to go to that extreme, but it would still certainly have to be a very tough person to date me.”
Just several weeks ago, Bindi Irwin’s boyfriend was an open secret.
“There is someone special in my life right now, and I’m really happy with that,” Bindi revealed. “Life is wonderful at the moment.”
When Powell was asked about their relationship, he did not directly state they were dating at the time, but the message seemed fairly clear.
“While it is true that Bindi is very special to me, we are very excited about focusing on our Wildlife Warriors work,” said Powell. “We are keeping our personal lives personal, and together we are focusing on conservation work both in Australia and internationally with Wildlife Warriors.”
When Bindi recently celebrated her birthday, she posted her thoughts about her family, which we can now safely presume includes Chandler Powell.
“I am so happy with where I am and where I’m headed. I have the most beautiful souls in my life supporting me and helping me to follow my dreams. I love them more than I can ever express in words,” she posted on Instagram. “To my family, friends, and the people who will forever have a place in my heart, thank you for everything. For changing my life and making me the person I am today.”
According to Sunday Style, Bindi Irwin’s boyfriend has been in her life for almost two years, but she did not admit that they had fallen in love until the interview.
“I was blessed to meet Chandler and his family back in November 2013,” she says. “We remained in touch and stayed friends. Since then, our friendship has developed into something really special. He is passionate about wildlife and an extraordinary wakeboarder. We are excited to be achieving more conservation work together. I feel lucky to have him in my life.”
It was only three weeks ago that Bindi Irwin’s boyfriend joined the Wildlife Warrior team. They are global ambassadors for conservation which attempt to spread their message around the world. This is an important point since Bindi says her boyfriend must love the outdoors and camping in addition to having the same passion for making the world a better place” for wildlife.
Unfortunately, Bindi Irwin’s boyfriend is located in the United States while Bindi lives in a town called Beerwah, right in the middle of Australia Zoo. Although Chandler Powell’s job makes things difficult, the young couple maintains a long-distance relationship using Snapchat and Skype.
Although the topic of Bindi Irwin’s wedding and marriage may seem far off into the future, Bindi is already skipping ahead of engagement rings and talking about having children of her own.
“Certainly, one day,” she says. “I’d like to be able to pass on everything I’ve learnt to the next generation, and hopefully they’ll want to carry on where I will one day leave off. Mum will be an incredible grandmother and take care of them.”
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[Image via Sunday Style]