Why Bindi Irwin Refuses to Change Her Last Name Now That She’s Married

by Jeremy Spirogis
Husband and wife Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin

Television character Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell simply acquired married on Mar. 25 in a ravishing ceremony on the Australia Zoo.

Husband and wife Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin
Husband and spouse Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin | Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

While she and Powell are actually lawfully wed, Irwin has made it clear that she has no plans to vary her final title.

Irwin and Powell acquired married simply shy of coronavirus (COVID-19) shelter-in-place orders

Irwin, 21, and Powell, 23, have been married surrounded by a really small group of household, and naturally, animals, simply hours earlier than the nation was attributable to implement a curfew that may ask residents to remain of their properties and for gatherings to be restricted to 5 individuals.

The daughter of late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin posted about their special occasion on Instagram.

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“We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend. There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now. We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however it’s lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos.”

Bindi’s father, Steve Irwin, was very current on the nuptials

Bindi additionally made positive to honor her father in a very powerful day of her life. 

Steve Irwin died in 2006 whereas filming on the Great Barrier Reef on the age of 44 in an accident whereas interacting with a stingray. The ray’s barb pierced his chest a number of instances, past any medical therapy.

In the identical Instagram post, Bindi wrote of celebrating her marriage ceremony with these closest to her, on the precipice of the pandemic. 

“Right now we’re encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history. Today we celebrated life and revelled in every beautiful moment we shared together in our Australia Zoo gardens.”

“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. Thankfully, since we all live at Australia Zoo as a family, we could be there for each other. To everyone reading this – stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS!”

Why Bindi Irwin insists on preserving her father’s final title

Irwin, a conservationist in her personal proper, has been vocal about preserving her personal final title even now as a married lady. It’s necessary to her to nonetheless name herself an Irwin. Having misplaced her father so traumatically will all the time keep together with her. But so will reminiscences of a really concerned, loving father.

She defined her reasoning to Entertainment Tonight in May 2020.

“I’ve kept Bindi Irwin. I think that for me personally, after dad passed away, it was really important for me to feel close to him, and having his last name means so much to me.”

In truth, the couple each agreed that it might be Powell who finally ends up altering his title.

“Chandler has become an Irwin now,” Irwin joked. “It has become a part of me. Everyone has their own ideas, but the nice thing is that it’s 2020 now. Anything works!”

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