About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.

TV

Chandler Powell Loves Life at the Zoo with Girlfriend Bindi Irwin: 'She Is Amazing'

Posted on

When Bindi Irwin’s boyfriend Chandler Powell first laid eyes on her, he knew she was the one.

A Florida native, Powell, 22, was a professional wakeboarder when he first met Bindi in 2013 during a trip to the zoo. “It just so happened that Bindi was giving tours that day,” he recalls. “I’m like, ‘Wow she is amazing.’” The pair “hit it off right away,” he says, adding “We haven’t looked back since.”

Bindi, 20, couldn’t be happier to have found a partner who shares so many of her father Steve Irwin‘s qualities. “He loves wildlife and conservation and he has this strength,” Bindi says. “Which is necessary when you’re jumping on crocs.”

Jason Ierace

RELATED: Bindi Irwin Opens Up About Ongoing Heartbreak Since Her Dad’s Death

Powell recently relocated from Florida to live with the family, who made their long-awaited return to television in October. Their new Animal Planet series Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Sundays at 8 p.m.) follows their life at home at the zoo where they live and work.

Watch the full episode of People Cover Story: The Irwin Family streaming now on peopletv.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device.

Powell is thrilled to be a part of it all. “I’ve got my khaki on and I am loving it!” he says. And the whole family is happy he’s there.

For the full story on the Irwin family, pick up the latest issue of People on newsstands Dec. 26.

“One of the first times Chandler came to the zoo I wanted to kind of test him, says Bindi’s younger brother Robert, 15. “Just to see what would happen. So we had him feeding alligators and he did awesome. I’m very impressed. He’s great with wildlife so I approve.”

RELATED: Bindi Irwin Says She’s Not Engaged to Boyfriend Chandler Powell — Yet

While the couple just celebrated five years together, they aren’t talking about marriage just yet. “We’re really happy at the moment,” he explains. “We just love traveling together and working in the zoo.”

Outbrain

Tags