Bindi Irwin just got engaged to Chandler Powell and mother Terri Irwin couldn’t be more excited.

Terri congratulated her daughter on Twitter Wednesday in a heartfelt post.

“Best day ever! Chandler asked and beautiful @BindiIrwin said yes. I am so very happy, and I know Steve would be too. Congratulations!!”

Powell popped the question on Bindi’s 21st birthday.

Bindi shared the big news on her Twitter account as well, posting two photos of the ring and of the two hugging.

“On my birthday I said ‘yes’ & ‘forever’ to the love of my life,” wrote Bindi. “Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you & every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure & true happiness. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose & unconditional love.” She ended the message with a heart emoji.

Powell told People how the engagement went.


“After Bindi’s birthday celebration at Australia Zoo, we had a photo shoot organized to celebrate her turning 21,” he said. “Just before we started the shoot, I took her to a special part of Australia Zoo to ask the girl of my dreams to become my wife. These past five years together have been the best of my life and we look forward to a lifetime of magical moments to come.”

Irwin and Powell met in November of 2013 when he was in her native Australia for a professional wakeboarding competition and decided to stop by the Australia Zoo, where the Irwin family lives and works.

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