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Steve Irwin's Daughter Walks In His Footsteps As She Finds Love The Same Way Her Father Did

Ten years since his death, Steve Irwin holds a special place in people's hearts, especially those in his family.

He met Terri, an American-born woman, while she was on an educational trip to Australia in the early 90s. After a whirlwind romance, they married just months later.

"If I hadn't met Steve, I probably would never have married because I wasn't looking for love when I met him. What we had was incredible," she said.

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After their wedding, held in Oregon, the two caught their first crocodile together on their honeymoon. Steve had heard about about a couple of crocs that were in danger because of poachers and before it was too late the newlyweds hopped on a plane to Australia to tag team the massive three-meter female that was caught in a net trap. And that was a turning point in their relationship.

Steve was killed by a stingray in September 2006.

Since his passing Terri hasn't even considered dating.

"I feel a connection still with Steve," the mother-of-two told Access Hollywood. "You know when you take those vows, and say 'we'll be together as long as we both shall live,' I really don't think I would've married if I hadn't met Steve. And he's very special to me and continues to be."

When her daughter Bindi asked how she felt about her mom dating, she responded with her mom's happiness at the forefront of her mind.

"Honestly, all I want in life in mom's happiness," Bindi said. "What people sometimes forget is that when you find your soulmate, if you've found that soulmate you really don't want to move on. So mom had her soulmate and mom and dad will always be married and will always be together. I think that's a beautiful thing."

It's that mindset on happiness that has Bindi sharing some exciting news of her own.

Some things are meant to be. Bindi Irwin first met the love of her life Chandler Powell four years ago when he visited the Australian Zoo in Queensland. This happened to be the same place that her father fell in love with her mother many years ago.

“It’s funny how that works,” the 19-year-old said.

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Powell, an American born and raised in Florida, first met Bindi on a family vacation in 2013. After exchanging several letters, the two met again in the U.S. before publicly declaring themselves a couple in September 2015.

“I’m lucky I have found the one, the person I want to spend all my time with,” Bindi shares. “Mum and Robert and I have talked about that a lot. We all think dad would have loved Chandler.”

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And the feeling seems to be mutual.

"These are the moments you wish that you could just press 'pause' and hold onto forever. These hugs mean everything to me," Powell shared in Twitter.

As their relationship becomes more serious, natural questions about when they will be taking the next step comes up.

“For us, we are happy just being together and enjoying the adventure. Why rush that next part of our lives as well?” Bindi says. “If you are having fun and enjoying your lives, you don’t have to rush. We’re still young.”

Source: Daily Mail / Woman's Day / People