Bindi Irwin says her late dad Steve would have been an ‘amazing grandfather’ to her nine-month-old daughter Grace
Bindi Irwin has said that while her late father Steve Irwin may be gone, he certainly hasn’t been forgotten.
In an interview with Page Six on Thursday, the 23-year-old wildlife conservationist reflected on the sort of grandfather Steve would’ve been.
Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell welcomed daughter Grace in March.
Daddy’s girl: Bindi Irwin (right), who welcomed daughter Grace in March, has reflected on the sort of grandfather her late dad Steve Irwin (left) would have been. Steve, known to millions around the world as ‘The Crocodile Hunter’, died in a freak accident in 2006
‘First of all, we would never see Grace. He would just be out showing her everything,’ she said.
‘He was completely captivated by his kids, and I know he’d be an amazing grandfather and absolutely in love with Grace. We all are.’
Steve’s widow Terri Irwin agreed, saying her late husband ‘would have been out in the zoo with her nonstop’.
Missing out: The 23-year-old wildlife conservationist (pictured with her father as a child) told Page Six on Thursday her dad would have been obsessed with his granddaughter Grace
Family: Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell (left) welcomed daughter Grace in March
Steve died in September 2006 at the age of 44 after being stabbed through the chest by a stingray barb while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef.
In an interview with podcast What About Death!? earlier this month, Bindi spoke about how she healed following her dad’s death when she was eight.
Despite her young age, Bindi said she remembered thinking ‘this is going to be a real turning point on how I continue on with the rest of my life’.
Passing the torch: ‘First of all, we would never see Grace. He would just be out showing her everything,’ Bindi said of her late father
Doting: Steve’s widow Terri Irwin (second from right) agreed, saying her late husband ‘would have been out in the zoo with her nonstop’
‘Where there is great loss, you still have to find joy, that’s what they would want for you as well,’ she said.
‘Dad wouldn’t want me to be sad every single day, he would want me to find joy in life and he would want me to find happiness in every day and that’s what I’ve chosen to do.’
She added: ‘I choose to believe that dad is with me every day and I find great comfort in that.’
Big kid: ‘He was completely captivated by his kids, and I know he’d be an amazing grandfather and absolutely in love with Grace. We all are,’ Bindi said