Our thoughts are with Bindi Irwin today.
The 18-year-old Dancing With the Stars winner took to Instagram to honor her late father, “The Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, 10 years after his death.
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“You’ll be my hero for my entire existence. I love you more than words can describe,” Bindi captioned a photo with him, which you can see below.
In case you didn’t know, Steve died back in 2006 after he was struck in the chest by a stingray.
Ariel Winter heads back to her car after lunching with some friends in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon (July 28).
The 18-year-old Modern Family actress, rocked some short shorts after grabbing a bite to eat at a sushi restaurant.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bindi Irwin praised Ariel for being a strong role model for younger girls.
“I love her so much because she has got to be one of the strongest women that I know,” Bindi shared. “I think that what’s delightful is she does inspire so many young girls just to love who they are.”
She continued, “I think that we share that message so completely because we all get caught up in trying to be like each other — and that’s kind of this ideal, and we all try to live up to this ideal — but really it’s an individual thought of what beauty is. You have to love who you are and know that you are beautiful and own it.”
Bindi added, “We all have to…be thankful for the bodies that we’ve been given because our bodies, they carry our souls! So we have to love them and take care of them, and I love that Ariel Winter is just so involved with preaching that message and preaching to everybody that you have to…just love whatever body you’ve been given.”
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Can you believe that Bindi Irwin is 18?!
The Australian conservationist penned a beautiful note on Instagram, celebrating her birthday. Read what Bindi wrote below:
“Hello lovelies. Well today marks 18 years of life for me, here in Australia and I really don’t know where to begin in thanking so many people for an unforgettable journey so far. So I think that I’ll start here, with this photograph. This photo was taken within the first year of my life. To be perfectly honest life has changed in a million ways since this photograph was taken.”
“Along the way we gained another incredible part of our family, my brother Robert. Our conservation work with Wildlife Warriors took off around the world. Our home, Australia Zoo continued to expand and has become the greatest zoological facility on planet earth. Our Dad, Mum’s soulmate and a superhero for us all, passed away.”
“However, since this photo was taken, 18 years ago, one life ingredient has remained, unchanged, unbreakable. That is the unconditional love that is shared between my beautiful little family and the loyalty we have to each other and everyone else who has taken this journey with us. I don’t think that when this photo was taken even my beautiful parents could have known what life would evolve. I know that I am endlessly grateful for the love and light I have been given since Day 1 of my life.”
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Derek Hough is up for another Emmy for Outstanding Choreography!
The 31-year-old pro dancer and entertainer headed to Instagram, reacting to the news after the announcement came earlier this week.
WOW!!! Thank you so much to the #Emmys for the nomination! Always such an honor!! I also want to thank my beautiful partner @bindisueirwin for inspiring me and allowing me to create for her,” Derek wrote. “It was a such a special season:) I want to give a HUGE shout out to the @dancingabc production team for always bringing the choreographers ideas to life.”
Bindi Irwinadded on her Instagram, “Wishing @derekhough and the entire @dancingabc family the biggest congratulations for the Emmy nominations. Incredibly blessed to have been a part of the magic that is created on the show. Derek, you inspire people all over the world every day through what you create, thank you for letting me be a part of the journey last year.”
Derek was nominated for three of their performances on Dancing With The Stars — their Foxtrot, Argentine Tango and Freestyle. You can watch them all below!
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Bindi Irwin cozies up to boyfriend Chandler Powell at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner held at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on Saturday night (May 21) in Los Angeles.
The 17-year-old conservationist and reigning DWTS champ was joined by mom Terri, brother Robert and her Dancing With The Stars fam, including pro partner Derek Hough, Emma Slater, and Hayes Grier, as well as Keo Motsepe, Artem Chigvintsev and his new girlfriend Torrey DeVitto (who are not pictured). BC Jean also hit up the event where she also performed.
Bindi opened up about the event with USA Today ahead of the dinner, saying that her father “didn’t care if people remembered him. He always wanted people to remember his message and legacy. Dad was able to bring respect and love for all creatures into people’s living rooms. We want to make sure all his Wildlife Warriors work carries on.”
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Bindi Irwin poses with her mom Terri and brother Robert as they attend the Dancing With The Stars Semi Finals Episode Celebration held at Mixology 101 at Buca di Beppo on Monday night (May 16) in Los Angeles.
The 17-year-old former winner was joined at the bash by pros Mark Ballas, Peta Murgatroyd, Sharna Burness, and Val Chmerkovskiy.
Fellow winner Rumer Willis also stopped by to mingle with current finalists Ginger Zee, Nyle DiMarco, and Paige VanZant, as well as recently eliminated contestant Antonio Brown and host Tom Bergeron.
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Greer Grammer wows on the red carpet at the premiere off The Nice Guys held at TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday night (May 10) in Hollywood.
The 24-year-old Awkward. actress joined conservationist and reigning DWTS champ Bindi Irwin and her mom Terri at the event.
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The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe centers on a private eye who investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
The flick opens on Friday, May 19th.
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It’s official — Bindi Irwin is a licensed driver!
The 17-year-old reigning Dancing With The Stars champion and conservationist showed off her passing marker in a new shot on Instagram, along with a little thank you.
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“Thank you so much to Constable Joshua Little and Queensland Police for testing me today and giving me my license,” she wrote. “It was wonderful to take my test in St George and pass the first time and in my Dad’s giant old ute!”