Bindi Irwin Confirms She Will Not Be Changing Her Last Name After Marriage

Bindi Irwin reveals she will not change her name after marriage
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Bindi Irwin got married in March to Chandler Powell. She recently revealed that she will not take Chandler’s last name, but joked that he may take hers! She explained why she wanted to keep the name Bindi Irwin, and naturally, it has to do with her late father Steve Irwin.

Bindi said, “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. Chandler has become an Irwin now. 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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Bindi will always remain an Irwin

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This moment. My favourite wedding day photograph. This isn’t the fairytale image capturing the ‘perfect’ wedding day feeling. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. This picture was taken after we had to change our entire wedding. We decided not to have wedding guests due to the global crisis for everyone’s health and safety. Our family and friends couldn’t be there to celebrate with us. However, they all encouraged us to continue on and get married. From their love and support, we felt love win. We changed our wedding date the night before we got married but we were determined to let love win. Everything from the cake to the flowers were different. Thankfully, we worked with local businesses to make it happen. They helped love win. On our wedding day we were finally about to get married and the paparazzi flew over us in a helicopter scaring our wildlife. We had to leave our stunning wedding venue on the African Savannah for their safety. I said goodbye to the place I had dreamed of getting married for so many years. At that moment I remembered the filming barn where I’d spent much of my life with my family working on Crocodile Hunter and Bindi The Jungle Girl. I knew we could make it work and our zoo crew helped us to move everything inside. I watched love win. I was there in my wedding dress, husband-to-be by my side, moving tables and flowers and trying to make our day finally become a reality. At one point I sat on a chair in the corner doing my best not to think about how overwhelming things seemed. I missed the people who couldn’t be there, my dad, Chandler’s family, our dear friends, my family. Chandler stopped what he was doing and sat next to me. I asked him to list me happy things. He proceeded to remind me that love ALWAYS wins. That’s when this picture was taken. Despite everything, we got married and I’ll forever be grateful. Sure, things weren’t perfect but that’s life. Life is messy and beautiful and meant to be felt. We were overcoming great obstacles to prove that unconditional love is the most important foundation. Our wedding day wasn’t what we planned but it was an extraordinary starting point for our marriage to bloom. ❤️

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Bindi also talked about her wedding and deciding to keep the date despite the coronavirus pandemic. They got married at the Australia Zoo gardens, and of course, had to keep the guest list very small due to the pandemic.

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Bindi shared, “This isn’t the fairytale image capturing the ‘perfect’ wedding day feeling. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We changed our wedding date the night before we got married but we were determined to let love win … On our wedding day, we were finally about to get married, and the paparazzi flew over us in a helicopter scaring our wildlife. We had to leave our stunning wedding venue on the African Savannah for their safety. I said goodbye to the place I had dreamed of getting married for so many years.”

She continued, “I was there in my wedding dress, husband-to-be by my side, moving tables and flowers and trying to make our day finally become a reality … I missed the people who couldn’t be there, my dad, Chandler’s family, our dear friends, my family. Chandler stopped what he was doing and sat next to me. I asked him to list me happy things. He proceeded to remind me that love ALWAYS wins. That’s when this picture was taken.”

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