We’ve watched her grow up in front of our very eyes and now new mum and Australia’s darling, Bindi Irwin, has made a shock announcement that she’s taking a break from social media and the public eye.

It’s only been a few short months since Bindi and Chandler welcomed baby Grace Warrior and one thing we know for sure is that these new parents, like many, have a LOT on their plates. Juggling a newborn baby while running a huge family business is a lot so finding a balance can be tough – as Bindi has recently found out.

“I’m taking a break”

Bindi wrapped up her Monday night with a post on her Instagram, paired with a beautiful photo of herself and baby Grace. The Wildlife Warrior paired the sweet photo with a caption citing she’s taking a break from social media for the next month to concentrate on her family and perhaps, more importantly, her mental health.

Bindi Irwin social media break
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“Just a note to say thank you for your support. I’m taking a break from social media and most of my work in the public eye for a month to be with my beautiful daughter and my wonderful family. I feel tremendously grateful to share our life and conservation work with you but I need some time to focus on the happiness that is my family…”

Is family drama at the root of Bindi’s social media exit?

The weekend perhaps proved to be a rough time for the Irwin juggernaut with Bindi publicly acknowledging her appreciation for her family with this beautiful post to her social media:

Bindi Irwin social media break
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Bindi’s caption to her photos of her dad, husband Chandler and father-in-law were typical of those being shared for international Father’s Day.

“The three most incredible fathers in my life. My dad, my husband and my father-in-law. My dad taught me the importance of strength when standing up for what I believe in and to have empathy for all living beings.

My husband amazes me every day with his kind and steadfast heart, his love for our daughter is infinite. My father-in-law works tirelessly for his family and is always there with a word of encouragement. These extraordinary men inspire me and I love them so very much.”

Enter the opinion of strangers, as always

When a reader made this comment about her grandfather Bob (Steve Irwin’s father), “What about your grandfather you know your fathers, father!!! He too was a good man, who I assume got the shaft.”. Bindi who famously always speaks of her family in the kindest of light spoke her truth on the Facebook post, leaving many speechless.

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Self-imposed lock-down

It goes to show that there’s no family without drama and kudos to Bindi for recognising what she and her new family of three with husband Chandler Powell and three-month-old daughter Grace need and that’s less toxicity and fewer opinions of strangers on the internet.

Bindi’s last social media post prior to her announcement of taking a break for the next month, was this quote from Steve Maraboli and the young mum has hit the nail on the head.

It takes immeasurable strength to say you’re not ok and we’re proud of you Bindi, as we are of everyone suffering the same.

Bindi Irwin social media break
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Being a new mum is tough, being a new mum under the pressure of the public eye must be VERY hard. We hope Bindi gets what she needs from her break and can enjoy that new baby cocoon of love, that we have no doubt she’s busily making at home away from the prying eyes of the public.

We look back on some of our favourite Bindi moments

It’s been a HUGE couple of years for Bindi and we’ve been very lucky to have watched her and Chandler’s love story play out before our very eyes. Here are some of our Mum Central favourite highlights below:

1. First comes love, then comes an engagement!

The pair started dating back in 2015 but it was back in 2019, that saw Chandler make Bindi one of the happiest women on the planet with his proposal!

2. A quiet, intimate family wedding

Amid the chaos of a worldwide pandemic, Bindi and Chandler wed in an intimate ceremony in March 2020. So sweet, love conquers all!

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3. We’re adding to the family!

In August of 2020 came the delightful news of a new addition to the Irwin – Powell family, a pregnancy announcement. Bindi and Chandler continue to make us smile and feel joy during these hard times!

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4. A super cute gender reveal featuring

And of course, later, this gender reveal featuring some of Australia Zoo’s famous inhabitants. It’s a GIRL!

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5. Bindi GLOWS through pregnancy

We watched Bindi cradle this precious bump for months on end, this little girl already so loved by her parents. Bindi looks nothing short of serene and so very relaxed with her growing bump.

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6. And baby makes three! Baby Grace Warrior arrives

And finally, on March 25, 2021, Grace Warrior Irwin Powell was born into the proudest of families. The very same day Bindi and Chandler celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Amazing!

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As mentioned earlier, it’s been a big couple of years for Bindi and her family, she SO very much deserves a break and to be happy without any pressures from the outside world.

Enjoy your time out mama, we look forward to seeing you on the other side Bindi, only when you’re ready!

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