Bindi Irwin and her longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell got engaged just a few weeks ago on Irwin's 21st birthday, and now reports are surfacing that the couple is already planning their big day. Not only does it look like the couple is planning on getting married at the Australia Zoo, but it also looks like they're considering having a huge, televised wedding!
Woman's Day is reporting that the couple is planning to wed early next year and the famed Australia Zoo in a televised ceremony that will earn the new couple upwards of $10 million, a source claims.
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July 24th 2019 ❤️ On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life. Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!
The source claims that television rights to the wedding will be sold internationally and are sure to be a ratings winner. "Bindi and Chandler love the idea of sharing the pinnacle of their journey with as wide an audience as possible," the Irwin insider told Women's Day. "They're determined to push on as a celebrity couple and figure that getting married on TV is a wonderful way to kill two birds with one stone. Not only are they shouting their love from the rooftops, but they'll be growing the family brand as well as their own – and scoring an amazing payday in the process!"
The source even stated that since Bindi and the entire Irwin family are so popular in the United States, they'll be able to attract a lot of big-name celebrities to their nuptials. "The family have grown extremely close to Jimmy Fallon, Millie Bobby Brown and a host of other big Hollywood names, who will all be front and center when they tie the knot. Of course, there'll be a ton of local celebs too, with Russell Crowe, the Hemsworths and other big Aussie names cheering them on," the source declared.
The couple will also reportedly sell tickets to their big day so fans can also take part.
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Hi lovelies🌻 I wanted to take a moment to pass on my gratitude. Your kindness & support means the world. From my birthday celebration @AustraliaZoo (pictured) to announcing our engagement news, you’ve been so thoughtful. I feel tremendously blessed to share my journey with you. Love & Light Always xx
Shortly after their engagement Bindi spoke with Entertainment Tonight and mentioned that she wouldn't mind a televised wedding at all that would appear on their current show, Crikey! It's the Irwins. "I am wondering that," Bindi said when asked about televising the wedding on the family show, stating it "depends on season three of Crikey! It's the Irwins."
"We are wrapping up filming of season two for the new show, which is wonderful. And Crikey! It's the Irwins has been so special for all of us. So yes, let's put it out there to Animal Planet. Should we do a wedding special? I'm excited to include our engagement on Crikey! It's the Irwins. So be sure to watch out on Animal Planet on season two," she added.
"The new show is coming out in the fall in the United States, so be sure to look out because we're going to have some engagement exclusives on the show," Irwin continued. "And then maybe, following on from that, next year we can have the wedding included as well. That'll be pretty cool, wouldn't it?"
One thing is for certain, Irwin and Powell will wed at the Australia Zoo. "The most important thing is getting married here at Australia Zoo because this is where I feel closest to Dad," Irwin revealed. "So there's going to be a whole lot of planning that goes into the wedding day. But for me, at the heart of it all, I want to make sure that my Mum is there, my brother is there, and that it's a really close family event and we'll remember Dad, whether it's a clip that we play of Dad or something that just reminds us of him. But, you know, we'll plan it out perfectly," she said. "But having the wedding here at Australia Zoo, that's what means the most with my family. It'll be really special," she expressed, adding, "I'm excited, I'm really excited!"
Bindi has also revealed that her family will be front and center at her wedding, with brother Robert walking her down the aisle and special dance with her mother, Terri.