Upon preparing for her and husband Chandler Powell's first child together, Bindi shared that her dad — who died in 2006 at age 44 — would have been overjoyed to have his first granddaughter.
"He would've been a good, good grandpa. Yeah, he really would've been," the expecting mama expressed. "I don't think we would've ever seen our daughter. He would've just whisked her away into the zoo and it would've been perfect. But it is so nice that we'll be able to introduce her to her grandfather through all of the documentaries. It's really special."
"He'd be over the moon," mom Terri Irwin said, before joking: "You would never have to wonder what he would've worn during any of the milestones. He would've worn khaki to the wedding, khaki to everything."
"Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021," the zookeeper, 22, wrote on Instagram at the time. “Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honor to share this special moment in our lives with you."
She added: "We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives.” Bindi often takes to Instagram to update her 4.4 million followers on her growing baby bump and share sweet moments with Chandler.
In September 2019, Bindi got candid about what the Crocodile Hunter alum would have thought about her hubby, 24. "I think Dad truly would’ve loved Chandler," the Dancing With The Stars alum previously told Us Weekly. She gushed that Chandler is "so kind and thoughtful" and has been their for her and her family "no matter what."
"He's extraordinary because he’s always there for me 100 percent," Bindi added. "Whether it’s good times or challenging times, he’s there to give me a hug when I need it or a word of encouragement when I’m feeling low. It’s really special to have someone who is always in your corner."
Bindi first spoke with Entertainment Tonight about welcoming her daughter without her dad by her side.