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Bindi Irwin has revealed she is expecting her first child with new husband Chandler Powell

Bindi Irwin has confirmed she is expecting her first child with new husband Chandler Powell. 

In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, the 22-year-old wrote: ‘Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting!  

‘It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you. Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. 

Congrats! Bindi Irwin has confirmed she is expecting her first child with new husband Chandler Powell. Both pictured  

‘We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us. 

‘Please let me know your best advice and send good vibes & prayers to our little sweetheart. Love & light.’

In the accompanying photo, Bindi and Chandler, 23, pose side by side in their Australia Zoo uniforms, holding up a tiny version of the outfit for their little one. 

In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, the 22-year-old wrote: 'Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we're expecting! It's an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you'

In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, the 22-year-old wrote: ‘Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you’ 

She went on: 'Though I'm still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. We couldn't wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives'

She went on: ‘Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives’ 

The announcement comes a week after Bindi celebrated the one year anniversary of her engagement to Chandler. 

In an Instagram post, the conservationist gushed over her ‘incredible’ other half as she told him that she ‘loved him with all her heart’. 

Wearing a pretty navy and white printed dress, Bindi looked like she was on cloud nine as she cuddled up to the former professional wakeboarder in the image. 

Milestone: The announcement comes a week after Bindi celebrated the one year anniversary of her engagement to Chandler. Pictured the day Chandler proposed

 Milestone: The announcement comes a week after Bindi celebrated the one year anniversary of her engagement to Chandler. Pictured the day Chandler proposed 

Love: 'Just over a year ago @chandlerpowell proposed. Now I get to call this incredible man my husband. Here's to a lifetime of adventure together. My sunshine, I love you with all my heart,' Bindi wrote in the caption

Love: ‘Just over a year ago @chandlerpowell proposed. Now I get to call this incredible man my husband. Here’s to a lifetime of adventure together. My sunshine, I love you with all my heart,’ Bindi wrote in the caption

‘Just over a year ago @chandlerpowell proposed. Now I get to call this incredible man my husband. Here’s to a lifetime of adventure together. My sunshine, I love you with all my heart,’ she wrote in the caption. 

Bindi and Chandler got engaged at Australia Zoo in Queensland in July last year, on what was her 21st birthday.  

The wildlife warrior shared heartwarming photos to Instagram at the time, after her award-winning wildlife photographer brother Robert captured the sweet moment she said, ‘Yes’ on camera.

Sweet: Bindi and Chandler got engaged at Australia Zoo in Queensland in July last year, on her 21st birthday. The wildlife warrior shared heartwarming photos to Instagram at the time

Sweet: Bindi and Chandler got engaged at Australia Zoo in Queensland in July last year, on her 21st birthday. The wildlife warrior shared heartwarming photos to Instagram at the time

Lovely day: Addressing her 3.3 million Instagram followers, Bindi gushed over the 'most beautiful surprise' and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal was going to take place

Lovely day: Addressing her 3.3 million Instagram followers, Bindi gushed over the ‘most beautiful surprise’ and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal was going to take place

Addressing her 3.3 million Instagram followers, Bindi gushed over the ‘most beautiful surprise’ and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal was going to take place, or that her brother was across the park taking photos.  

The couple were married less than five months ago on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo. 

The pair had to rush their walk down the aisle, canning earlier, more elaborate wedding plans, due to COVID-19 restrictions.    

Beautiful day: The couple were married less than five months ago on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo. The pair had to rush their walk down the aisle, canning earlier, more elaborate wedding plans, due to COVID-19 restrictions

 Beautiful day: The couple were married less than five months ago on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo. The pair had to rush their walk down the aisle, canning earlier, more elaborate wedding plans, due to COVID-19 restrictions

Small affair: The daughter of the late Steve Irwin revealed how they made the difficult decision to have no guests present at the nuptials held at Australia Zoo, to 'keep everyone safe', amid the coronavirus pandemic

 Small affair: The daughter of the late Steve Irwin revealed how they made the difficult decision to have no guests present at the nuptials held at Australia Zoo, to ‘keep everyone safe’, amid the coronavirus pandemic

The daughter of the late Steve Irwin revealed how they made the difficult decision to have no guests present at the nuptials held at Australia Zoo, to ‘keep everyone safe’, amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the stunning photo taken on the day, Bindi posed in front of a statement flower wall, wearing a princess-style gown with a lace bodice and semi-sheer sleeves.  

The newlywed revealed to People magazine that her elegant wedding gown was a tribute to her mother Terri’s wedding dress, from when she married Crocodile Hunter Steve in 1992.

Just like her mum! Bindi said her elegant wedding gown was a tribute to her mother Terri's (left) wedding dress, from when she married late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in 1992

Just like her mum! Bindi said her elegant wedding gown was a tribute to her mother Terri’s (left) wedding dress, from when she married late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in 1992

Family: Bindi's brother Robert Irwin, 16, (far right) walked her down the aisle

Family: Bindi’s brother Robert Irwin, 16, (far right) walked her down the aisle

Moving moment: She lit a candle in her late father Steve Irwin's memory

Moving moment: She lit a candle in her late father Steve Irwin’s memory

‘I wanted something very similar because I’ve admired [my mum’s] dress since I was tiny,’ Bindi said.

Bindi recalled putting on her mother’s wedding gown when she was 12 and falling in love with it.

The blonde beauty wasn’t able to wear the same dress or have it altered because it was already 50 years old. 

She styled her brunette locks in soft waves, and added an intricate beaded crown.

Oh no: Not everything went smoothly, as Bindi later blasted Australia's major television networks for ruining her 'dream wedding'

 Oh no: Not everything went smoothly, as Bindi later blasted Australia’s major television networks for ruining her ‘dream wedding’

Moves: She claimed news helicopters flying overhead had forced the couple to change the venue from the 'African savannah' section of Australia Zoo to a nearby barn

Moves: She claimed news helicopters flying overhead had forced the couple to change the venue from the ‘African savannah’ section of Australia Zoo to a nearby barn 

Chandler cut a suave figure in a pale blue dress shirt, beige trousers and dress shoes.

Bindi’s brother Robert Irwin walked her down the aisle, and she lit a candle alongside Chandler in her late father Steve Irwin’s memory.  

Not everything went smoothly, as Bindi later blasted Australia’s major television networks for ruining her ‘dream wedding’. 

She claimed news helicopters flying overhead had forced the couple to change the venue from the ‘African savannah’ section of Australia Zoo to a nearby barn.

Bindi wrote: ''This isn't the fairytale image capturing the "perfect" wedding day feeling. In fact, it's quite the opposite. I said goodbye to the place I had dreamed of getting married for so many years'

Bindi wrote: ”This isn’t the fairytale image capturing the ‘perfect’ wedding day feeling. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I said goodbye to the place I had dreamed of getting married for so many years’ 

Bindi shared a photo from her nuptials to Instagram on Monday, alongside the caption: ‘This isn’t the fairytale image capturing the ‘perfect’ wedding day feeling. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.’   

‘On our wedding day we were finally about to get married and the paparazzi flew over us in a helicopter scaring our wildlife. We had to leave our stunning wedding venue on the African savannah for their safety,’ she wrote. 

‘I said goodbye to the place I had dreamed of getting married for so many years.’ 

However she concluded: 'Our wedding day wasn't what we planned but it was an extraordinary starting point for our marriage to bloom'

However she concluded: ‘Our wedding day wasn’t what we planned but it was an extraordinary starting point for our marriage to bloom’ 

‘I was there in my wedding dress, husband-to-be by my side, moving tables and flowers and trying to make our day finally become a reality,’ she added. 

Bindi had felt ‘overwhelmed’ by the chaos of the day, but calmed down when Chandler reminded her that ‘love always wins’. 

‘Our wedding day wasn’t what we planned but it was an extraordinary starting point for our marriage to bloom,’ she wrote.

No fun? Their honeymoon was unusual too, with the newlyweds saying it was a 'weird' time after they were forced to celebrate their first days as a married couple at Australia Zoo due to the coronavirus pandemic

 No fun? Their honeymoon was unusual too, with the newlyweds saying it was a ‘weird’ time after they were forced to celebrate their first days as a married couple at Australia Zoo due to the coronavirus pandemic

Oh well! In an interview with USA Today Bindi and Chandler revealed they spent most of the time cleaning up after the animals and helping out around the zoo. 'It's not the most romantic honeymoon in history, but it's our honeymoon,' Bindi said

 Oh well! In an interview with USA Today Bindi and Chandler revealed they spent most of the time cleaning up after the animals and helping out around the zoo. ‘It’s not the most romantic honeymoon in history, but it’s our honeymoon,’ Bindi said 

Their honeymoon was unusual too, with the newlyweds saying it was a ‘weird’ time after they were forced to celebrate their first days as a married couple at Australia Zoo due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with USA Today, Bindi and Chandler revealed they spent most of the time cleaning up after the animals and helping out around the zoo.

‘It’s not the most romantic honeymoon in history, but it’s our honeymoon,’ Bindi told the publication. 

Chandler added: ‘This is probably the busiest honeymoon in history, along with the weirdest honeymoon ever.’ 

Struggles: The pair were forced to cancel their honeymoon to help with Australia Zoo's $400,000 weekly payroll crisis. 'We spent our honeymoon doing our best to care for our animals and zoo team hoping that things would get brighter,' Bindi said

 Struggles: The pair were forced to cancel their honeymoon to help with Australia Zoo’s $400,000 weekly payroll crisis. ‘We spent our honeymoon doing our best to care for our animals and zoo team hoping that things would get brighter,’ Bindi said 

Speaking to Us Weekly, the Australian wildlife advocate added: ‘Our honeymoon certainly wasn’t what we had originally planned.’   

The pair were forced to cancel their honeymoon to help with Australia Zoo’s $400,000 weekly payroll crisis.   

‘We spent our honeymoon doing our best to care for our animals and zoo team hoping that things would get brighter,’ she told the publication.

‘Our first few months of marriage have been a whirlwind to say the least,’ Bindi added.

The couple met close to seven years ago in November 2013 when Chandler, who fails from Florida, was touring Australia for a wakeboarding competition.

He popped into Australia Zoo and was smitten with Bindi immediately.  

Chandler told People magazine: ‘It just so happened that Bindi was giving tours that day. I’m like, ‘Wow, she is amazing.”

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