On Sunday (October 3rd), TV personality and the daughter of the late conservationist Steve Irwin, took to her Instagram to share an adorable snapshot of her baby girl, Grace Warrior.
“Favourite photo. @chandlerpowell,” Bindi Irwin captioned the post, which featured Grace Warrior sticking her tongue out to the camera. Her father and Bindi’s husband Robert smiling from ear to ear.
The latest adorable snapshot of Grace Warrior comes less than a month after Bindi Irwin shared an emotional tribute on the anniversary of Steve Irwin’s passing.
Bindi Irwin stated in the post that Grace Warrior has been watching “Grandpa Crocodile” on the project at Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve. “She lights up when she sees him on screen,” Bindi revealed. “I wish with all my heart that Dad could hug my beautiful girl. It’s been 15 years since he passed away.”
Bindi Irwin goes on to write that she holds on to the thought that her father is Grace Warrior’s guardian angel now. “[He’s] watching over the most special part of my life, Grace Warrior.”
Steve Irwin passed away on September 4, 2006, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb. He was filming in the Great Barrier Reef and the stringer penetrated his thoracic wall. This ended up causing massive trauma. Irwin’s death is currently believed to be the only fatality from a stingray that was captured on video.
Bindi Irwin Said Her Father Would Have Loved to Be a Grandfather
During a February 2021 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bindi Irwin stated her father would have loved to be a grandfather. “He would’ve been a good, good grandpa. 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.”
Bindi Irwin’s mother Terri also said that Steve would have been over the moon and joked he would have worn khaki to the wedding. “Khaki to everything.”
Bindi Irwin also spoke about when she found out she was pregnant.
“I was very patiently waiting until the third trimester for us to recreate the image of her and Steve kissing Terri’s belly. “It’s so special for us getting ready for the next generation of wildlife warriors,” she said.
Bindi Irwin then revealed she remembered the day that picture was taken. “I was about five years old, just waiting for my sweet baby brother to be born. And I was so excited and happy and thrilled with this joy and anticipation to see what he would be like.”
Bindi went on to add that she is letting the tradition of being filmed during labor go.
“That was a tradition that we will not follow up on, or recreate. So the pregnancy photo we’ll recreate. Maybe not the giving birth so much.”