Bindi Irwin Got Married With No Guests at Australia Zoo Just Before Coronavirus Lockdown

Bindi Irwin, the late Steve Irwin's 21-year-old daughter, secretly got married to Chandler Powell at Australia Zoo on Wednesday. 

Bindi Irwin

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Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin, the late Steve Irwin's 21-year-old daughter, secretly got married to Chandler Powell at Australia Zoo on Wednesday. In a post on her Instagram, she defended the decision to go ahead with the wedding, highlighting how they had it with no guests on account of the COVID-19 pandemic

"We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend," she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo from the small wedding. "We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. ... Mum helped me get ready, Robert walked me down the aisle. Chandler became my husband and together we lit a candle in Dad's memory."

She also made sure to mention that her and her family live at Australia Zoo, which is currently closed to the public. "To everyone reading this - stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS!"

The wedding happened hours before Australia's strict social distancing guidelines went into effect, in which weddings are only allowed to go ahead with a maximum attendance of no more than five individuals. 

The couple's decision to go ahead with the wedding has received mixed reactions on social media, with some calling the couple irresponsible, and others defending their choice. See what Twitter users had to say below.

People are trying to come for Bindi Irwin. Bindi Irwin. Who did nothing wrong. No guests attended. It was on site at the zoo. She just wanted to marry the love of her life as they had somewhat planned for a year. That family has never done anything wrong. Y’all just jealous.

— ✨Lexie✨ (@BoggyLex) March 25, 2020

Cannot believe bindi Irwin had her wedding today. What a terrible and selfish role model she is. So many people are at risk. Shame shame shame @BindiIrwin @AustraliaZoo #boycottbindi

— Briar Rose 83 (@TillyUlly) March 25, 2020

No Bindi. Bad Bindi. Love Wins was not the right thing to put at the end of the paragraph about your sad wedding

— Mallory (@mallorbutt) March 25, 2020

Bindi Irwin is so fkn selfish for having that wedding. Yes the rules don’t come into play until midnight but that doesn’t mean the virus can’t spread before that. People are dying. Your wedding can wait. 🙄

— jess 🌻 (@jessikadouglas) March 25, 2020

Me out here crying alone in my room because robert irwin walked his sister bindi down the aisle 😭😭😭

— sammi (@turnerxsam) March 25, 2020

If any of you speak ill of Bindi Irwin for having her wedding despite the pandemic it’s ON SITE. They didn’t have any guests and it was at the zoo where they basically live CAN YOU LET PEOPLE HAVE ONE HAPPY MOMENT

— •Paige Inglee• (@PaigeInglee) March 25, 2020

Auto-blocking anyone I see who comes for Bindi Irwin for having her wedding after she confirmed that her wedding had NO GUESTS. Y'all selfish cunts really can't let anyone feel any ounce of happiness 🤦🏼‍♀️

— 🧈𝒷𝔢•∞ღ𝐓𝐢𝐧𝐚ღ∞⁷𐂂🐋 (@KittyKotekzyx) March 25, 2020

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