Bindi Irwin is fearing for her husband Chandler Powell’s life after he had a horrific close call with a crocodile in Australia Zoo.
The American-born wakeboarder, 26, was running a show in the Crocoseum, which was narrated by his mother-in-law Terri Irwin, when the huge reptile launched at him.
Terri, 58, reportedly could be heard telling Chandler to ‘swim away’ when the huge croc dove under the water to stalk him.
Terrified for her partner’s life, Bindi, 24, is reportedly putting her foot down to end the risk-taking.
‘While she would never walk out on her beloved zoo, I expect Bindi will give Terri some kind of ultimatum. She has no choice,’ an insider told New Idea.
‘Chandler has a tendency to turn into a “yes person” around Terri, so she needs her to be on the same page.
‘Bindi won’t have her husband put in situations that could end up in tragedy. They’ve gone through that once – never again.’
The insider went on to say Bindi has become particularly protective of Chandler since giving birth to their two-year-old daughter Grace Warrior.
Terri has allegedly been pressuring Chandler into performing ‘Steve Irwin stunts’ which Bindi believes is a ‘disaster waiting to happen’.
It seems the celebrity conservationist wants to avoid her husband following in the footsteps of her father who she tragically lost when she was just eight years old.
Steve, known to millions around the world as ‘the Crocodile Hunter’, died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44.
He was pierced in the chest by a stingray at the Batt Reef near Port Douglas while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef.
Camera crews worked desperately to try to save the environmental icon before getting him to shore, where paramedics performed CPR.
He died before reaching the hospital.
Steve’s family has carried on his mission to promote and protect wildlife through Australia Zoo, with the family becoming global stars.
This article by Kinta Walsh-Cotton was first published by The Daily Mail on 17 July 2023. Lead Image: The American-born wakeboarder, 26, was running a show in the Crocoseum, narrated by mother-in-law Terri Irwin, when the huge reptile launched at him.
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