Bindi Irwin And Chandler Powell Just Shared Exciting News With Fans

It's already been a super exciting year for Bindi Irwin, wildlife conservationist and daughter of the late, great Steve Irwin, thus far. She married her longtime love, Chandler Powell, back in March in an intimate ceremony at Australia Zoo to comply with COVID-19 social distancing measures, as reported by Aussie news site, at the time. Irwin shared a gushing tribute to her new husband, writing on Instagram, alongside a shot of them looking resplendent in their finery, "Chandler, when I went to write my vows I found I couldn't stop writing them." The Crocodile Hunter's daughter admitted it felt like they'd been married for years, detailing how much of life they'd already experienced as a team, which led to the creation of an unbreakable bond.

Powell proposed to Irwin in July 2019, on her 21st birthday, also at Australia Zoo. In her wedding post, the animal conservationist and Dancing with the Stars alum described their love as "unconditional" and "meant to be." Although only a few witnesses attended the ceremony, it was clear it meant everything to the young couple. Now, it seems the good times are continuing to roll as their next big milestone is revealed to the world.

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell are going to be parents

Irwin again took to social media to share that she and Powell are expecting their first child together. Alongside an adorable shot of the happy couple dressed in matching zookeeper fatigues, holding up a tiny Australia Zoo shirt for their little arrival, Irwin wrote on Instagram, "Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we're expecting!" The 22-year-old admitted that, although it's early days, she couldn't wait to share the news with fans. "We really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter," she revealed. "This beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives." Irwin ended the post by asking for tips and tricks for new parents, while thanking everybody for their support and well wishes.

Powell naturally shared in her excitement, reposting the shot to his own page and remarking, "Becoming a dad is the highlight of my life. I cannot wait to embark on this new adventure and life chapter with my gorgeous wife, @bindisueirwin." He also sweetly noted, "Bee, you're going to be the most amazing mother." Irwin told ET back in 2018 that she reckons her late father would approve of Powell, especially considering, similar to the Crocodile Hunter himself, "He's always up for a challenge." Now that the besotted couple have a baby on the way, they're about to face their biggest challenge yet, and without a crocodile in sight.

Bindi Irwin's mom is excited to become a grandmother

Irwin's mom, Terri Irwin, is thrilled that she is soon to become a grandmother. "This is the best day ever!" wrote the happy grandma to be on Twitter. "I am over the moon to announce that @BindiIrwin and @chandlerpowell9 are going to have a baby! Words cannot express the love that is filling my heart."

She added, "While I wish that Steve was here to share this beautiful moment, I know that he would be so proud."

Irwin's brother, Robert Irwin, is also excited for the joyful news. "The best news ever!" he tweeted, along with a picture of the Irwin family. "I am so happy for Bindi & Chandler to be welcoming a new member of the family. I can't believe I'm going to be an uncle! Incredibly excited for this brilliant new chapter and all the fun adventures ahead with a new little Wildlife Warrior!"

Fans already think they know what Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell will name their baby

While Irwin and Powell haven't announced a baby name yet, fans are convinced that, if the baby is a boy, they will name him after Irwin's father, Steve Irwin. "I just know if Bindi Irwin has a boy the middle name will be 'Steve,' and I'm not emotionally prepared for that announcement," tweeted one fan. Another tweeted, "Omg Bindi Irwin is pregnant! If it's a boy she gotta include something about Steve in the name."

In April, a source told Australian outlet New Idea (via PressReader) that the couple were already planning a family a month after their wedding and had plans to name their future baby Steve. "For Bindi, losing her father was incredibly hard and she would love him to see his grandchild, so honoring him in this way would mean the world to her," said a friend.

Given how determined Irwin has been to keep her late father a part of her life, even making sure to honor his memory on her wedding day, it's quite possible that she may name her baby after the Crocodile Hunter.