Bindi Sue Irwin, the oldest child of the late Steve Irwin, got a pretty big surprise for her 21st birthday.

On July 24, Irwin took to her Instagram account to share some big news with her followers. She and her longtime love interest, Chandler Powell, are engaged.

Alongside a photo of the gorgeous oval cut diamond Powell gave to Irwin, the newly 21-year-old wrote:

July 24th 2019 ❤️ On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life.

Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!

Powell also took to Instagram to wish his now-fiancée a happy birthday and express just how much he is looking forward to spending the rest of his life with her.

He wrote:

She said YES! ❤️? Almost 6 years ago we met at Australia Zoo. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light.

Proposing in her very favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will. Happy Birthday.

Powell also described to People how he popped the big question:

“After Bindi’s birthday celebration at Australia Zoo, we had a photo shoot organized to celebrate her turning 21. 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.”

And thousands of people offered the happy couple their congratulations, including her younger brother, 15-year-old Robert Irwin and their mom, Terri:

The teenager wrote:

I am beyond happy for you two. You are true soulmates and have always been so completely perfect for each other. Love you both and congratulations.

While Terri added that she knows Steve would be so happy for his little girl:

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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5 Replies to “After Six Years of Dating, Bindi Sue Irwin Said ‘Yes’ to Longtime Love Chandler Powell”

  • Lisa Haines 1 year ago

    So happy for the 2 of you. Wishing much love and happiness in your life together.

  • Linda 1 year ago

    Congratulations to both of you. I have watched the show for so long it’s like I watched you grow up. Your a beautiful young lady. Be happy and stay safe.

  • love 1 year ago

    Now I am going away to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming again to read
    further news.

  • Linda 1 year ago

    Congratulations and all the best to you both! We are so very happy for you!!!

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