EXCLUSIVE: Bindi & Terri Irwin gush over 'wildlife gladiator' Russell Crowe, but shoot down dating rumors


Bindi Irwin and her mom, Terri Irwin, are setting the record straight about Terri's rumored relationship with family friend and Oscar winner Russell Crowe.

ET caught up with Bindi, her brother, Robert, and her mother at the Steve Irwin Gala dinner in Beverly Hills on Saturday, where they dismissed recent tabloid speculation that Terri had struck up a romance with the Nice Guys star.

"We were very lucky to have known Russell for a number of years. He was Steve's friend and then after Steve died, he became a loyal friend of the Irwin family, but we're just friends," Terri shared.

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"He's amazing. He's helped us protect the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve from strip mining," she added. "He helps us through social media to get the word out. You might not think of 'conservation' immediately when you think of Russell Crowe, but he is a great conservationist in his own right."

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The Irwin family at the Steve Irwin Gala dinner
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Robert Irwin, Terri Irwin, Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Actresses Olivia Edward and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Terri Irwin, Robert Irwin and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Robert Irwin, Terri Irwin, Bindi Irwin, Brandi Glanville, Donald 'DJ' Friese and guests attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Robert Irwin, Bindi Irwin, Tim Dormer, Terri Irwin and guest attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Terri Irwin, Robert Irwin and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Actors Nolan Gould and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Bindi Irwin, Terri Irwin, and Robert Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Bindi Irwin, Terri Irwin, and Robert Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Bindi Irwin, Terri Irwin, and Robert Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Terri Irwin and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Bindi Irwin, Terri Irwin, and Robert Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Terri Irwin, Robert Irwin and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) Terri Irwin, Robert Irwin and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Actress Bindi Irwin attends the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Actress Bindi Irwin attends the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Actress Bindi Irwin attends the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Robert Irwin and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Robert Irwin and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on May 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Bindi and Terri added that Crowe is a "wildlife gladiator."

"He's a really great dad too," Bindi shared. "He has two wonderful boys that are really sweet and he's always there for his boys and is a great human being. So we all love Russell, [we're] just not in love."

While there's no romance in the works between the actor and her mom, Bindi's sweet relationship with her boyfriend, professional wakeboarder Chandler Powell, is still going strong.

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The former Dancing With the Stars champ explained that, despite their relationship still being a mostly long-distance affair, her 20-year-old boyfriend is really getting accustomed to Australia and Bindi's passion and dedication to nature conservation.

"We haven't moved in together, that's for sure," Bindi explained. "He still splits his time between Florida and then also Australia. He comes to visit a lot, [and] we try to catch up whenever we can."

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Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter
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STEVE IRWIN, Australian zookeeper and conservationist, has become a media starÂwith his cable TV show, animation spots, advertisements, and now a feature film, collision course. Photo of Irwin on a promotional junket in Los Angeles, June 28, 2002 appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a real live Aligator. (Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
STEVE IRWIN, Australian zookeeper and conservationist, has become a media starÂwith his cable TV show, animation spots, advertisements, and now a feature film, collision course. Photo of Irwin on a promotional junket in Los Angeles, June 28, 2002 appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a real live Aligator. (Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
STEVE IRWIN, Australian zookeeper and conservationist, has become a media starÂwith his cable TV show, animation spots, advertisements, and now a feature film, collision course. Photo of Irwin on a promotional junket in Los Angeles, June 28, 2002 appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a real live Aligator. (Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
(NO TABLOIDS) Terry Irwin and Steve Irwin talk about their film 'Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course' at 2002 ShoWest in Las Vegas, Nevada. during 2002 ShoWest Press Conference With Steve Irwin at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise
(NO TABLOIDS) Bruce Willis and Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter during 2002 ShoWest Opening Day Luncheon at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
(NO TABLOIDS) Bruce Willis and Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter during 2002 ShoWest Opening Day Luncheon at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2061 -- Pictured: (l-r) Wildlife expert Steve Irwin during a segment with host Jay Leno on May 17, 2001 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2061 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jay Leno and wildlife expert Steve Irwin with a crocodile on May 17, 2001 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1941 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Tobey Maguire, Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin with host Jay Leno handling a snake on November 14, 2000 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1695-- Pictured: (l-r) Steve Irwin and host Jay Leno feed a large bird on October 6, 1999 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1695-- Pictured: (l-r) Wildlife expert Steve Irwin with a tarantula during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 6, 1999 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1435 -- Pictured: (l-r) The 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin during an interview with host Jay Leno on August 14, 1998 (Photo by Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEERWAH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: (FILE PHOTO) A 1996 file photo shows Steve Irwin, known as the Crocodile Hunter, at his Australia Zoo in 1996 in Beerwah, on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Irwin died September 4, 2006 after being stabbed in the heart by a stingray's barb while diving off Port Douglas in the northern Australia state of Queensland, police said. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
BEERWAH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 05: (FILE PHOTO) A 1996 file photo shows Steve Irwin, known as the Crocodile Hunter, at his Australia Zoo in 1996 in Beerwah, on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Irwin died September 4, 2006 after being stabbed in the heart by a stingray's barb while diving off Port Douglas in the northern Australia state of Queensland, police said. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - 1993: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri Irwin, and 'Jonathon' the Green Iguana at Australia Zoo in Queensland. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2222 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jay Leno and wildlife expert Steve Irwin on March 6, 2002 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Terri Irwin and Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter during 2002 ShoWest Opening Day Luncheon at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Terri Irwin and Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter during 2002 ShoWest Opening Day Luncheon at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter, with Bruce Willis (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Steve Irwin during Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids Choice Awards - Press Room at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Steve Irwin during Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids Choice Awards - Press Room at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Steve Irwin and Will Smith during Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids Choice Awards - Backstage at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Steve Irwin and Jessica Alba during Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids Choice Awards - Backstage at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 26: ***EXCLUSIVE*** 'The Crocodile Hunter', Steve Irwin, poses with a three foot long alligator at the San Francisco Zoo on June 26, 2002 in San Francisco, California. Irwin is on a 3-week tour to promote the release of his first feature film, 'The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course', due in theaters July 12th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 26: ***EXCLUSIVE*** 'The Crocodile Hunter', Steve Irwin, (R) shows a snake to his wife Terri (L) at the San Francisco Zoo on June 26, 2002 in San Francisco, California. Irwin is on a 3-week tour to promote the release of his first feature film, 'The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course' is due in theaters July 12th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 26: ***EXCLUSIVE*** 'The Crocodile Hunter', Steve Irwin, poses with a three foot long alligator at the San Francisco Zoo on June 26, 2002 in San Francisco, California. Irwin is on a 3-week tour to promote the release of his first feature film, 'The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course' is due in theaters July 12th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, and daughter at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin & daughter during 'The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course' Premiere at Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin & daughter Bindi Irwin during 'The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course' Premiere at Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Steve Irwin with wife Terri Irwin and daughter Bindi Irwin (Photo by Justin Kahn/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - FEBRUARY 4: TV's 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin (L) wraps an anaconda snake around host Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC studios February 4, 2003 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Steve Irwin with his wife Terri and daughter Bindi (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
Steve Irwin with his wife Terri and daughter Bindi (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
Steve Irwin with his wife Terri and daughter Bindi (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND OUT) Steve and Terri Irwin pose for a photograph at the Botanic Gardens restaurant in Sydney, while promoting their new movie 'The Crocodile Hunter', 9 September 2002. SMH Picture by SEAN DAVEY (Photo by Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 3: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Steve Irwin with wife Terri, daughter Bindi & father gives a press conference outside his Australia Zoo at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast defending his actions in taking son Bob (1 mth) into fenced crocodile enclosure on January 2, 2004. (Photo by Graeme Parkes/Newspix/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 2: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Steve Irwin and wife Terri, with daughter Bindi and baby son Bob, at a blessing ceremony by Tibetan Buddhist nuns, for the Irwin youngster. (Photo by Graeme Parkes/Newspix/Getty Images)
AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 20: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Steve Irwin, who is Queensland's Australian of the Year 2004 state finalist, is congratulated by his daughter Bindi Irwin and wife Terri Irwin. (Photo by Nathan Richter/Newspix/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 3: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Steve Irwin and daughter Bindi gives a press conference outside his Australia Zoo at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast defending his actions in taking son Bob (1 mth) into fenced crocodile enclosure on January 2, 2004. (Photo by Graeme Parkes/Newspix/Getty Images)
Steve Irwin during The 78th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by David Pomponio/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2879 -- Pictured: (l-r) Wildlife expert Steve Irwin during an interview with host Jay Leno on February 18, 2005 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 1, 2005: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin, with his wife Terri Irwin, daughter Bindi Irwin, and son Bob Irwin, on Bob's 2nd birthday, at Australia Zoo sign at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
Steve Irwin during G'Day LA: Australia Week 2006 - Penfolds Icon Gala Dinner - Arrivals in Los Angelees, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
©2006 RAMEY PHOTO Australian actor Hugh Jackman (L) and Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, give thumbs up as they arrive for the Penfolds Icon Gala Dinner at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California January 14, 2006. The event brings together and honors Australians who have made significant international contributions across various industries. Jackman received the Excellence in Entertainment award. 01/14/06 JR (Photo by ©2006 Phil Ramey/RameyPix/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEERWAH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Steve Irwin poses with his family at Australia Zoo June 19, 2006 in Beerwah, Australia. (Photo by Australia Zoo via Getty Images)
BEERWAH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 02: Steve Irwin poses with his son Bob at Australia Zoo August 2, 2006 in Beerwah, Australia. (Photo by Australia Zoo via Getty Images)
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"Chandler is actually really amazing when it comes to wildlife, I think that's because he's such a kind and caring soul," she shared. "When you're genuinely a kind person, that means when you're working with animals and wildlife and wild places, you're gonna do great things because you have to treat animals the way you would wish to be treated."

"Chandler is such a blessing and always kind and wonderful," Bindi added.

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Bindi's 13-year-old brother, Robert, also praised Chandler for how adept he is at handling wildlife at the family's home inside the Australia Zoo.

"It's been so much fun because back at the Australia Zoo, I've been throwing Chandler in with all of the animals and he's done such a great job. He's been feeding the alligators and fresh water crocodiles. I've had so much fun with him and he's learning a lot, definitely."

Robert explained that, given Chandler's childhood growing up in Florida, he's "used to alligators and crocodiles" already.

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Bindi Irwin through the years
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Steve Irwin with his wife Terri and daughter Bindi (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18, 2002: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) 3-year-old Bindi Irwin, the daughter of 'Crocodile Huter' Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin, wearing a sample of her children's fashion label 'Bindi Wear' with large snake draped around her body at Australia Zoo. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER November 20, 2003: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin, who is Queensland's Australian of the Year 2004 state finalist, is congratulated by his daughter Bindi Irwin and wife Terri Irwin at Australia Zoo. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Bob, Steve and Bindi Irwin pose with 3yr old alligator Russ at Australia Zoo on June 25, 2005 on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. (Photo by MeganSlade/Newspix/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25, 2005: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin with children, Bindi Irwin and Bob Irwin, at Australia Zoo. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
BEERWAH, AUSTRALIA: Terri Irwin (2nd L), wife of Australian environmentalist and television personality Steve Irwin, sits with daughter Bindi (L), son Bob (3rd L) and Steve's father Bob (R) as they attend a memorial service for her husband at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, in the Australian state of Queensland, 20 September 2006. Family, friends, fans and movie stars bade a final farewell to 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin in a high-energy memorial service fuelled by laughter, tears and music. Irwin, known as the 'Crocodile Hunter', was killed 04 September by a stingray barb during a diving expedition. AFP PHOTO/POOL/STEVE HOLLAND (Photo credit should read STEVE HOLLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
BEERWAH, AUSTRALIA: Bindi Irwin, daughter of Australian environmentalist and television personality Steve Irwin (pictured R), reads out a speech about her father at a memorial service for her father at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, in the Australian state of Queensland, 20 September 2006. Family, friends, fans and movie stars bade a final farewell to 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin in a high-energy memorial service fuelled by laughter, tears and music. Irwin, known as the 'Crocodile Hunter', was killed 04 September by a stingray barb during a diving expedition. AFP PHOTO/POOL/STEVE HOLLAND (Photo credit should read STEVE HOLLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
BEERWAH, AUSTRALIA: Terri Irwin (C), wife of Australian environmentalist and television personality Steve Irwin, sits with daughter Bindi (L) and son Bob at a memorial service for her husband at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, in the Australian state of Queensland, 20 September 2006. Family, friends, fans and movie stars bade a final farewell to 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin in a high-energy memorial service fuelled by laughter, tears and music. Irwin, known as the 'Crocodile Hunter', was killed 04 September by a stingray barb during a diving expedition. AFP PHOTO/POOL/STEVE HOLLAND (Photo credit should read STEVE HOLLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Robert and Bindi Irwin pose with a statue of the family that was unveiled today during 'Steve Irwin Memorial Day' at Australia Zoo on November 15, 2007 on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Steve Irwin day is a celebration of the life of the late Steve Irwin, the enigmatic 'Crocodile Hunter' who was killed by a stingray barb to his chest on September 4, 2006 whilst filming a documentary in Queensland. Australia Zoo is celebrating his life by inviting people from around the world to join in remembering what Steve was famous for: family, fun and wildlife. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Bindi Irwin celebrates her ninth birthday and the first without her father the late Steve Irwin, at Australia Zoo on July 24, 2007 on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. To celebrate her birthday, all kids can get in to Australia Zoo for free and Australian rock duo The Veronicas will play live in the Animal Planet Crocoseum. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Terri Irwin (L) and Bindi Irwin (R) leave after a luncheon discussion at the National Press Club January 19, 2007 in Washington, DC. Terri Irwin and Bindi Irwin spoke about Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, their late husband and father respectively, and conservation. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Robert and Bindi Irwin participate in a naming ceremony with Gubbi Gubbi elders during the second annual Steve Irwin Day celebrations at Australia Zoo on November 15, 2008 on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Steve Irwin Day coincided with the opening ceremony of the new Australian Wildlife Hospital in honour of Steve Irwins mother Lyn Irwin who had been a pioneer in wildlife care in Queesnalnd, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Bindi, Terri and Robert Irwin attend the official launch of the Australian Wildlife Hospital at Australia Zoo on November 15, 2008 on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. The opening ceremony timed to coincide with the second annual Steve Irwin Day celebration realised Steve Irwin's dream to establish the world's largest wildlife hospital to honour his mother Lyn Irwin who had been a pioneer in wildlife care in Queesnalnd, Australia. The new hospital is also a living memorial to Steve Irwin. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Bindi Irwin attends the official launch of the Australian Wildlife Hospital at Australia Zoo on November 15, 2008 on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. The opening ceremony timed to coincide with the second annual Steve Irwin Day celebration realised Steve Irwin's dream to establish the world's largest wildlife hospital to honour his mother Lyn Irwin who had been a pioneer in wildlife care in Queesnalnd, Australia. The new hospital is also a living memorial to Steve Irwin. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Washington, DC - March, 11: Bindi Irwin, 11-year-old daughter of the late animal lover Steve Irwin, visits the National Zoo, and giant Panda Tian Tian, left, to promote her upcoming television show March, 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: Beau Bridges and Bindi Irwin arrives at the Steve Irwin Day Gala Dinner to celebrate the life Steve Irwin and raise funds for Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 13, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by David Hardenberg/Getty Images)
March 9, 2010 Bindi Irwin, daughter of Steve Irwin at Metro Zoo for Free Willy Escape From Pirate's Cove. Students From Bendale Jr. P.S. watched a screening and had a Q/A with Bindi and posed for photos with her and autographed toy whales in this photo. Toronto Star/Michael Stuparyk (Photo by Michael Stuparyk/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Bindi Irwin arrives at the 2012 Logie Awards at the Crown Palladium on April 15, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18: Bindi Irwin poses with a lizard during the Goulburn Valley Fresh launch at Martin Place on February 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
Bindi Irwin (R), daughter of late Steve 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin, shares her medal for the young conservationist of the year with her mother Terri Irwin during a media call for the Australian Geographic Society Awards in Sydney on October 29, 2014. The Australian Geographic Society has given the award to Bindi for her role in the communication of ideas and action on global wildlife conservation. AFP PHOTO/ Saeed Khan (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Susan Sarandon (Death Row Stories); Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla and Colin O Donohue (ABCs Once Upon a Time); Barbara Walters is joined by Terri and Bindi Irwin as she reflects on her past interview with The Crocodile Hunter, the late Steve Irwin Friday, March 7, 2014 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) TERRI AND BINDI IRWIN
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Bindi Irwin arrives at the 3rd Annual AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star on January 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Bindi Irwin celebrates her 16th birthday at Australia Zoo on July 24, 2014 in Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris McCormack/Newspix/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Bindi Irwin attends Discovery's 30th Anniversary Celebration at The Paley Center for Media on June 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Actress and 'Dancing With The Stars' contestant Bindi Irwin leaves the 'Today Show' taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on August 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress/ wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin (L) and dancer/TV personality Derek Hough attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21 at CBS Televison City on September 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress/ wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin (R) and boyfriend Chandler Powell pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21 at CBS Televison City on September 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress/ wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin attends 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21 at CBS Televison City on September 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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"I don't think there's anything he's too afraid of. I think he'll just tackle anything," he shared.

According to Bindi, her boyfriend didn't even get scared during their road trip through "far North Queensland," where they drove her dad's old pickup truck over some particularly difficult Australian terrain.

"I said to Chandler, 'OK, I'm going to let you drive,' and he hadn't really ever driven manual and he had never driven in Australia, and he just gave it a go," Bindi recalled. "I think he sweat a little bit with that one, but he did good. I was very proud. Now he's driving like a champion in Australia."

Terri also opened up about celebrating her husband's legacy at the gala event, sharing, "It's a beautiful night to celebrate family, fun, everything that Steve worked so hard for."

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"We're doing things even bigger than when he was here," she explained. "We have 450 thousand acres of conservation property. We employ dozens of people around the world protecting wildlife. And tonight it's all about supporting these amazing causes."

"It's so much fun helping people connect with nature and really love our beautiful wildlife and wild places," Robert continued.

"Everybody is family here tonight. We're all joined together as wildlife warriors, helping to protect the world around us," Bindi added. "So it's a great evening."

In April, Bindi took to Instagram to share some sweet praise for her boyfriend, writing, "Sometimes in life, you find that someone who is living Sunshine." Check out the video below to see the teenage nature conservationist's heartfelt post.

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