Bindi Irwin wants little brother Robert to walk her down the aisle at wedding: 'That's what dad would have wanted'
Bindi Irwin gave her first interview after the "bittersweet" engagement to her longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell and expressed that she is turning to her mother Terri Irwin and brother Robert Irwin to ensure that her later father Steve Irwin is still a huge part of her wedding. Of the upcoming ceremony which she hopes will take place sometime next year, she tells ET Online that the one thing she is certain of is that her younger brother will walk her down the aisle.
"I think that for me, it'll be really important that Robert walks me down the aisle," Bindi said, adding. "That's something that I really want to do." The nature conservationist spoke about how close she is to her brother, and how he was always the voice of encouragement whenever she has needed it.
"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," Bindi reflected. "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." She believes that this is what her father would have wanted as well.
Speaking of the other traditionally father-daughter moment of the wedding, she said that her mother, who offers her pearls of wisdom regarding relationship and marriage is with whom she would be sharing that experience. "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," Bindi said, further elaborating, "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."
Bindi and Chandler got engaged on her birthday earlier this year on July 24, 2019, when the latter proposed to her with a lab-grown diamond made with rose gold recycled metal.