Bindi Irwin is engaged to longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell

Crikey, she’s off the market! Bindi Irwin is engaged to boyfriend Chandler Powell after nearly six years of dating.

“July 24th 2019 On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life,” she announced on Instagram on Wednesday, July 24. “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!”

Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin attend Steve Irwin being honored posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26, 2018 in Hollywood, California.The wildlife conservationist — who followed in the footsteps of her late father, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin — previously told Us that she and her Florida-native beau were in no rush to wed. “Right now we’re enjoying our lives together. And you know, as a society, I think we forget to revel in the moment, and revel in the now,” the Australian star, 21, said. “It’s always, ‘What’s to come next? When are you engaged, married, having kids, retiring?’ So it’s really funny, where we forget to love right now.”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MAY 04: Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at SLS Hotel on May 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Wolfsohn/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MAY 03: Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin attend The Paley Center For Media Presents: An Evening With The Irwins: "Crikey! It's The Irwins" Screening And Conversation at The Paley Center for Media on May 03, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 05: Chandler Powell and Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner 2018 at SLS Hotel on May 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: (L-R) Robert Irwin, Terri Irwin, Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell attend the ceremony honoring Steve Irwin with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Wakeboarder Chandler Powell and conservationist and TV personality Bindi Irwin pose for a photo at the ceremony for Steve Irwin, who was honored posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on April 26, 2018. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: Wakeboarder Chandler Powell (L) and conservationist/TV personality Bindi Irwin attend Steve Irwin being honored posthumously with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 24: Wakeboarder Chandler Powell (L) and conservationist/TV personality Bindi Irwin visit Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 24, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) 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 21: Chandler Powell (L) and Bindi Irwin arrive for the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Wakeboarder Chandler Powell (L) and TV personality Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Bindi Irwin and boyfriend Chandler Powell walk the red carpet at Country Music Channel Awards 2016 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on March 10, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
Terri, Robert and Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell walk the red carpet at Country Music Channel Awards 2016 at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre on March 10, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2103 - Host of "America's Funniest Home Videos" and Season 19 Mirrorball Champion, Alfonso Ribeiro, returned to the ballroom for a special TV Night themed episode of "Dancing with the Stars" LIVE on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Television Network. Taking part in the celebration, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo, Pepé the King Prawn, and other Muppets kicked off the evening followed by a huge opening number featuring the cast of "Dancing with the Stars." The night continued when each couple performed an all-new routine to a theme song that commemorates iconic television throughout history, from "Breaking Bad" to "I Dream of Jeanie" and beyond. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from Tuesday, September 22 was eliminated. (Adam Taylor/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
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The Dancing With the Stars season 21 winner also noted at the time that she and Powell, 22, still wanted to enjoy their youth together. “For us, in our relationship, we’re enjoying this moment and having so much fun traveling the world, working with animals, following our passion of conservation and just being together,” Bindi explained.

And even mom Terri Irwin has given her stamp of approval. “I’d be surprised if they didn’t,” she gushed to Us in October 2018 when asked whether she thought the couple would ever get engaged. “I really think that this is a long-term situation. I mean, Chandler is perfect as well. I’ve never heard him swear. He doesn’t drink. He’s just awesome. He’s the kind of man you hope for your daughter, so I think I’m lucky.”

The Animal Planet star and the professional wakeboarder first met in 2013 during a trip to the zoo. They started dating shortly after.

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Terri Irwin and Steve Irwin together throughout their relationship
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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)
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)
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)
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin & daughter Bindi Irwin at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin & daughter Bindi Irwin (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Steve Irwin with wife Terri Irwin and daughter Bindi Irwin (Photo by Justin Kahn/WireImage)
Steve Irwin with his wife Terri and daughter Bindi (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
SYDNEY, NSW - SEPTEMBER 9, 2002: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) Steve Irwin and his wife, Terri Irwin, in Sydney to promote their first feature film 'The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course'. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14, 2002: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin with his wife Terri Irwin, and daughter Bindi Irwin, and a baby crocodile at Australia Zoo in Queensland. (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 - 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)
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)
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)
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