Bindi Irwin has named her new baby Grace Warrior Irwin Powell in honor of her late dad, Steve Irwin. Bindi’s baby was born on March 25, the exact date of her first wedding anniversary with husband Chandler Powell. The couple had married on March 25, 2020.
Bindi, 22, wrote on Instagram that the birth of her baby on the first anniversary of her marriage is double joy, and noted that the names of her baby are to celebrate her dad and the relatives of her husband which date back to the 1700s.
“March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life,” she wrote. “Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter. Grace Warrior Irwin Powell. Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light. Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior.”
Bindi’s dad was also known as the Crocodile Hunter, and he died in 2006 after being attacked by a stingray during filming in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia at age 44. He was a conservationist and a TV personality. He established the Wildlife Warriors in 2002 as a non-profit zoo before his death, and his family now continues his legacy by running the Australia Zoo, CBS News reports.
After she announced that she was expecting a baby in August last year, Bindi hinted that she would call her baby Wildlife Warrior in memory of her dad and even started a “Baby Wildlife Warrior” apparel line and used the revenues from the baby clothing line to support the conservation activities of the Wildlife Warriors Worldwide.
The excited new dad, Chandler Powell, said on Instagram that his newborn will always be welcome to their home and will always experience lots of love and affection. “Thank you for gracing your beautiful mother and me on our wedding anniversary, so excited to have you home,” he wrote.
Bindi’s mother, 56-year-old Terri, expressed joy at the arrival of Grace Warrior and said she wished her departed husband was around to see the bundle of joy. “Words cannot express the love that is filling my heart,” she tweeted. “While I wish that Steve was here to share this beautiful moment, I know that he would be so proud.”
Bindi said she will be glad to hold her baby to experience the magic of the world and also support her to choose her path in life. She said she will strengthen her to become all she can be and will help her to follow her heart in doing what will bring her the greatest joy. “Watching her grow and find her own passions in life will be such a gift,” she stated.