Bindi Irwin has been engaged since Wednesday, and she already has a first request – to have her younger brother, Robert, walk her down the aisle.
The 21-year-old said that she wants 15-year-old Robert Irwin to fill the same role her late father Steve Irwin would have filled in the ceremony.Â
Earlier this week, the conservationist announced that boyfriend Chandler Powell had proposed.
Getting hitched!Â Bindi Irwin (L) has been a future bride since Wednesday, and she already has a first request – to have her younger brother, Robert, walk her down the aisle
She told Entertainment Tonight: ‘I think that for me, it’ll be really important that Robert walks me down the aisle. That’s something that I really want to do.
‘I’m always so grateful that Robert is there, and he has been such a big part of my life and he’s always stepped up and been the one to give me a hug when I need it and encourage me forward in life.
‘So he will definitely be the one to walk me down the aisle when the time comes, and I think that will make it really special.
‘And I think that’s what dad would have wanted as well.’
And when it comes to a traditional father-daughter dance, Bindi will be glad to have her mother Terri stand in for Steve.
All in the family!Â Bindi, 21, said that she wants 15-year-old Robert Irwin (R) to fill the same role her late father Steve Irwin would have filled in the ceremony
Lovebirds:Â Earlier this week, Bindi announced that boyfriend Chandler Powell (L)Â had proposed; seen in January
Adorable:Â And when it comes to a traditional father-daughter dance, Bindi will be glad to have her mother Terri (L) stand in for Steve. Here they are in an Instagram photo posted recentlyÂ
She continued to the outlet: ‘I think, if I was going to do a dance, it would be with my mom. My mom and I are so close. She’s my pillar of strength in life and I love her beyond description.
‘So I think, when the time comes, Robert will walk me down the aisle, [Chandler and I] will have our wonderful moment and I’ll have my dance with mom. I think that would be wonderful.’Â Â
Terri also serves another important purpose for the pair, serving ‘little pearls of wisdom’ on love and relationships.Â
The former Dancing With the Stars champion explained: ‘She said to me a few months ago, she said, ‘Your dad and I used to always talk about what makes a perfect marriage, or a really wonderful marriage, and what’s interesting is that for us, it was kind of that feeling of comfort.
Remembered: Bindi said goodbye to her late father, ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin (center) back in 2006 after a tragic accident when she was eight years old
‘So you know, your relationship can be this wonderful, exciting adventure, but you want to find someone who, at the end of the day, you’re really comfortable with.
‘It sounds really weird, but if you have your most comfortable pair of shoes, you can always count on them, you know, that they’re always gonna hold up, and they’ll walk you through life and they’re dependable.
‘And she said, ‘That’s what our marriage was. It was like the most comfortable pair of shoes… That’s what you’re looking for, so you can enjoy all of this wonderful adventure, but then at the end of the day, you’ll come home to someone who will always be there for you and who will back you up and just be that comfort and support in your life.’
‘Her marriage advice is so wonderful, because I feel like that’s what we have.
The animal advocate said goodbye to her late father, ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin back in 2006 after a tragic accident when she was eight years old.
After Steve passed, Bindi, Robert, and Terri Irwin have centered their personal missions on keeping Steve’s legacy intact and continuing his animal conservation efforts.Â