Bindi Irwin has determined to not change her name after getting married.
The 21-year-old married Chandler Powell in March, however determined to maintain the Irwin name in tribute to her late father, conservationist and actuality star Steve Irwin.
“I’ve kept Bindi Irwin,” the previous actress instructed Entertainment Tonight. “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.”
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Powell concurred, noting that whereas they talked about Irwin presumably altering her name, she’s “an Irwin through and through.”
“Chandler has become an Irwin now. It has become a part of me,” Irwin famous. “Everyone has their own ideas, but the nice thing is that it’s 2020 now, anything works!”
Since their marriage ceremony, Irwin and Powell have spent their days caring for the animals on the household’s zoo in Australia.
“It’s been slightly crazy,” Powell also told the outlet. “So, shortly after we got married, the zoo had to temporarily close which was unbelievable to everyone.”
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Irwin piggybacked off of Powell’s feedback, including that their honeymoon has “been spent busier than any other time.” Since then, they have been ensuring the entire animals on the facility have been getting the proper care.
“It’s been a whirlwind to say it lightly,” the 21-year-old instructed the outlet. “You know, I would expect nothing less of an Irwin honeymoon.”
Talking of the unique animals on the zoo, Irwin and Chandler additionally spilled on how the creatures grew to become part of their large day.
“I think it was so funny when we were getting all of our wedding pictures, so the one thing photo-bombing every picture was our giant giraffe, Forest. He decided that he had to be in every single wedding photo,” she defined. “It was cute.”
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Irwin and Powell introduced their engagement in July of 2019. The daughter of the late famed animal professional Steve Irwin, who was killed by a stingray whereas filming off the Nice Barrier Reef in 2006 at age 44, beforehand famous that her brother, Robert, would stroll her down the aisle as a substitute.
Through the ceremony, Irwin mentioned her household lit a candle in honor of her late dad.
Fox Information’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.