BINDI Irwin’s mum Terri has shared a sweet tribute following the birth of her granddaughter Grace Warrior – saying that Bindi’s late father Steve “would be beyond proud”.
The 22-year-old star and her husband Chandler Powell confirmed baby Grace’s arrival on social media today.
And 56-year-old Terri couldn’t hide her emotion as she took to Twitter to share her reaction to the exciting news.
She wrote: “Love is not a big enough word. My heart is so incredibly happy. And I know that Steve would be beyond proud.”
Bindi was just eight years old when her famous father tragically lost his life after suffering a stingray injury to his heart.
The wildlife expert’s shock death rocked fans across the globe in 2006, with Steve also dad to 17-year-old Robert.
Terri’s message continued: “Grace is the next generation to continue his mission and message of conservation.
“She chose her parents wisely. Bindi and Chandler are already the best parents ever.”
The new parents welcomed their bundle of joy yesterday, on their first wedding anniversary, but only announced her arrival today.
Terri teased Grace’s birth in a telling tweet posted for their anniversary, writing: “I can’t wait for the next amazing chapter in your lives!”
Meanwhile, Bindi’s brother Robert melted his followers’ hearts when he took to his Instagram page today to share a snap of himself cradling his new niece.
He gushed in the moving caption: “Let the uncle adventures begin! Love you so much, Grace.’
“This little one picked the two best parents in the entire world.
“The most incredible, caring and strong Mum… and the funnest, coolest and kindest Dad.
“Love you three so much – I can’t wait for this exciting journey ahead!”
Earlier today, Bindi wrote alongside her picture with Chandler and Grace: “Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light.
“Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s.
“Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior.
“Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad.
“There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed.”