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Bindi Irwin, Chandler Powell Engaged?

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Bindi Irwin Chandler Powell Engaged

By Holly Nicol |

Bindi Irwin Chandler Powell Engaged

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Are Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell really engaged? That’s the latest claim coming from one particularly unreliable outlet, but Gossip Cop can correct this regurgitated report. We’re exclusively told it’s “not true.”

According to the Australian tabloid, New Idea, Irwin and boyfriend Powell sent “fans into a frenzy after posting an engagement fuelled video on social media.” In the purported “engagement” footage, the daughter of the late Steve Irwin can be seen enjoying the sunshine with Powell in Venice, Italy. She captioned the video, “This was a magical day.” But, the magazine contends, “In the short clip the couple are smiling from ear-to-ear and Bindi is seen sporting a ring on THAT finger.” And without a shred of real evidence to support its premise, New Idea goes on to congratulate the “newly-engaged” couple, writing, “So happy for these two!”

This newest engagement tale is coming from the same tabloid that untruthfully alleged Irwin and Powell got engaged before Christmas. In that narrative, the publication claimed to know the details of their “dream wedding.” An alleged “source” was even quoted as saying, “[Powell] got down on bended knee on December 11, asking Bindi to be his bride after asking mum Terri for her blessing. The buzz… is that a big wedding is on the way. Everyone is really excited.” Of course, the entire article was completely manufactured, and the same goes for this latest claim.

A rep for Irwin exclusively tells Gossip Cop the report is “not true” and “just a rumor.” Although Irwin has said she believes she’s “found the one” in Powell, they’re certainly not engaged just yet, nor did Irwin “hint at an engagement” in her Instagram video. She also said in a recent interview with Australian Women’s Weekly magazine, “For us, we are happy just being together and enjoying the adventure. Why rush that next part of our lives as well? If you are having fun and enjoying your lives, you don’t have to rush. We’re still young.”

Irwin added, “I’m lucky I have found the one, the person I want to spend all my time with. Mum and Robert and I have talked about that a lot. We all think dad would have loved Chandler.” Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to stop numerous tabloids fabricating engagement stories about Irwin and Powell, but Gossip Cop will continue to separate fact from fiction.



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