Bindi Irwin's husband Chandler Powell gushes over his 'beautiful' wife

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor
Chandler Powell gushed over his 'beautiful wife' on Instagram. Photo: Getty Images

They tied the knot last week in an intimate wedding ceremony at Australia Zoo and now Chandler Powell has shared a photo of his ‘beautiful wife’ Bindi Irwin online. 

Chandler, who met Bindi in 2013 after his family took a tour of Australia Zoo, uploaded a snap to Instagram of Bindi holding a koala in her arms at the Australia Zoo Wildlife hospital. 

“My beautiful wife,” he wrote, alongside a love heart emoji. 

Fans rushed to congratulate the pair on becoming husband wife, with one person writing: “I bet it feels great to be able to call her your wife. You are a beautiful couple.”

“Aww this caption makes me smile so big congratulations times a million you two have a fantastic life together,” another person said. 

Just four days ago, Chandler uploaded another photo to his Instagram account right after the pair said ‘I do’. 

“We’re finally married! Today, March 25, 2020, marks the most amazing day of my life. I married my best friend,” he wrote. 

“After almost a year of planning, we changed everything so that we could enjoy a safe and small private ceremony at our home, Australia Zoo. As we embark on this new life chapter I hope that we can share some love in the world, especially during this challenging time.”

Bindi also shared a snap in her white wedding dress on Instagram, revealing to fans that her brother, Robert Irwin, had walked her down the aisle and her mother had helped her get ready that morning. 

“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,” she wrote. 

Within hours, critics slammed the pair for defying coronavirus safety precautions by going ahead with the nuptials.

Irate fans initially slammed the move as dangerous and risky, pointing out the government’s limit of five people per wedding, which came into effect at 12:00 am March 26, was not an arbitrary measure, but rather a necessary safety precaution that should be followed instantly.

Some wrongly assumed the wedding featured guests.

While initially confusing, as the decision to fast track the nuptials indicated it was to allow guests to attend ahead of the ban coming into effect, it was, in fact, a private affair.

The event reportedly only including Bindi’s mum Terry, and brother Rob Irwin who walked her down the aisle, as well as what looked like a camera crew, standing at a distance.

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