Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell may have only tied the knot a matter of months ago, but the young newlyweds are wasting no time in starting a family of their own as Bindi announced she was pregnant last month.
And now the 22-year-old wildlife warrior has opened up about the emotional moment she discovered she was going to be a mother, and revealed how she broke the news to her American husband of six months, Chandler.
“Reflecting on when we found out that we are going to be parents,” Bindi wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. “Discovering that I was going to become a mother will forever be a moment where time stood still. I took a test and ran into the kitchen where Chandler was making us tea.
“He didn’t hear me come in so I speechlessly watched him pouring the water into my most loved hedgehog mug. This news would change the course of our future in the best way. I started crying tears of pure joy and told my sweetheart husband that my test was positive.
“We were beaming while our adorable puppy Piggy sat on our feet wondering what was going on. It reminded me of just how perceptive animals are. We sat together with tea talking about the future and how we were going to share such wonderful, life changing news with the people that we love. In that short span of time the gorgeous baby I’m carrying became the most important part of our lives.”
The mum-to-be added: “It is such a blessing knowing that this tiny person has chosen us as parents. Our baby Wildlife Warrior is going to be so very loved by our families and entire Australia Zoo team. I can’t wait to find out what this amazing new soul loves in life, and experience the world all over again through their eyes.
Bindi and Chandler regularly share updates about their life and relationship on social media, and it was via Instagram that Bindi revealed she was pregnant in August. “Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021,” Bindi wrote, alongside an image of the pair holding a tiny Australia Zoo uniform.
The couple also shared the news of their surprise wedding with their fans via social media in March, after Covid-19 restrictions rendered their original wedding plans unachievable. The wedding took place at the family’s world-famous Australia Zoo with just a handful of guests present.
“We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend,” Bindi wrote following the nuptials. “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.”
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