Bindi Irwin, 22, reveals she's pregnant with first child 14 years after death of dad Steve
BINDI Irwin has announced she is pregnant with her first child – 14 years after the death of dad Steve.
In an Instagram post the 22-year-old and husband Chandler Powell, 23, posed together in their Australia Zoo uniforms, holding up a tiny version of the outfit for their little one.
“Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we're expecting!," they said.
“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.
“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.”
Steve Irwin died on September 4, 2006, aged 44, while filming at Batt Reef in Queensland for the series Ocean's Deadliest.
He was snorkelling in shallow waters in an attempt to get footage for the conservation programme he presented with his daughter – Bindi The Jungle Girl.
While chest deep in the water he was stung by a stingray due to a defence response and died after excessive bleeding when its barb pierced his heart.
Steve's death is believed to be the only stingray fatality ever captured on camera.
Earlier this year Bindi revealed a "tearful" wedding day tribute to her dad after she married Chandler, before Australia went into coronavirus lockdown.
"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."
Bindi and Chandler moved their original date, set for April 4, to a ceremony in March.
They got married at the family zoo – just hours after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced new restrictions on weddings due to the coronavirus pandemic, with only five people allowed to attend.
Steve Irwin's children and wife Terri continue his legacy through their conservation work at Australia Zoo.
Bindi has continued to work at the zoo founded by Steve's parents Bob and Lyn in 1970, and now run by her mum Terri.
His family have fallen out and no longer speak to each other in a bitter feud 13 years after his death, his sister has revealed.
The close-knit clan once worked alongside the Crocodile Hunter star at the family's Australia Zoo but it all changed after he was killed.
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