Ready to feel as ancient as one of those super old tortoises? Yesterday (Or today? Australian time is fucked) 21-year-old Bindi Irwin got married to her boyfriend of six years, 23-year-old Chandler Powell. Jesus. I still imagine Bindi as that cute little girl who freaked Oprah out with a Burmese python. And now she’s a woman? A wed woman? Time is happening, people!
Apparently Bindi didn’t wanna corona-delay like Dennis Quaid or Emma Stone, because she went ahead with her wedding at Australia Zoo, where the Irwin family lives and works. Originally it was a big shindig set for April, but Bindi rescheduled for this week. Because of the pandemic, there were zero guests. Just mom Terry, brother/Steve Irwin look-a-like Robert, and, of course, the groom:
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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!
Chandler and Bindi met as teenagers when he visited Australia Zoo while traveling for a wakeboarding competition. He’s originally from Florida (nobody’s perfect). Bindi was the one to give him and his family a tour of the zoo, and sparks flew.
But what Bindi isn’t telling us is that, while there were zero human being guests, the happy couple was surrounded by teems of supportive zoo animals. Crocodile bridesmaids (they fake cried), a penguin best man (he already had the tux), a grizzly bear ring bearer (duh), sloth flower girl (bitch took her time), and ZERO STING RAYS! One actually had the gall to show up, and the camel spit right in his face.