June 22, 2021
Bindi Irwin is stepping out of the spotlight to focus on her family just three months after welcoming daughter Grace Warrior with husband Chandler Powell. The conservationist and Crikey! It’s the Irwins star announced on Monday, a day after she opened up about her relationship with her estranged grandfather on Father’s Day, that she would be taking a month-long break from social media and public appearances in a message discussing mental health.
“Surround yourself with the light of people who genuinely care about you and will support you during the good times and the hard times,” Irwin added. “Remember there are helplines available. Mental health deserves more understanding and support instead of being dismissed or patronised. You are absolutely worthy of love and kindness.”0COMMENTS
Shortly after Irwin shared the update, her husband expressed his support. Powell, whom Irwin married back in March 2020, reshared his wife’s post to his own Instagram account, praising Irwin’s ability to “stand up for what is right.” He said his wife inspires him “with your unwavering kindness and your ability to stand up for what is right. You are the strongest and most beautiful person inside and out. Grace has an amazing mama to look up to.”
Irwin’s message came just hours after she shared another post about mental health. On Sunday night, the zookeeper shared a quote from motivational speaker and author Steve Maraboli that read, “I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull yourself out of a dark place mentally. So if you’ve done that today or any day, I’m proud of you.” She has not shared any further messages since her Monday morning announcement.