A host of celebrities have congratulated Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell on the happy news they are expecting their first child, amid the devastating coronavirus pandemic. 

After the young couple announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday, a number of famous names sent their well wishes to the pair.   

The likes of Millie Bobby Brown, Perez Hilton, Curtis Stone and Lisa Wilkinson gushed over the duo, while comedian and TV star Rove McManus thanked them for ‘spreading the joy right when we need it.’

‘You two keep spreading the joy right when we need it’: Several celebrities have congratulated Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell on their pregnancy news amid devastating COVID-19 pandemic 

‘You two just keep spreading joy right when we need it,’ he wrote. 

‘This will no doubt be the perfect union of two of the most positive, inspiring, decent and caring people on the planet.

‘I can’t wait to meet the little one and swap khakis together. Congratulations and all the best for a safe and healthy next few months. Enormous amounts of love from the three of us.’ 

Trying times: TV star Rove McManus thanked the couple for ‘spreading the joy right when we need it’

‘This will no doubt be the perfect union of two of the most positive, inspiring, decent and caring people on the planet’ he added

Meanwhile, The Project star Lisa Wilkinson, 60, said she had ‘tears in her eyes’ upon hearing the news.  

‘Oh this is just the most beautiful news guys,’ Lisa wrote. 

‘I have tears in my eyes. What a lucky little one! All my love always. And Terri is going to be the BEST grandma!!!’ 

Meanwhile, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, 16, wrote under Bindi’s Instagram post: ‘Congratulations! So exciting, so happy for you both.’

American Blogger and media personality Perz Hilton gushed: ‘Babies are magic and heal! So beautiful!!!’ 

And Australian chef Curtis Stone added: ‘Amazing news!!! Congrats.’  

So sweet: The likes of Millie Bobby Brown (pictured), Perez Hilton, Curtis Stone and Lisa Wilkinson gushed over the duo

Chiming in: The Project star Lisa Wilkinson, 60, said she had ‘tears in her eyes’ upon hearing the news 

On Tuesday, Bindi, 22, announced she’s expecting her first child with former wakeboarder Chandler, 23. 

In an Instagram post, Bindi wrote: ‘Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting!’

‘It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you. Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter.’

Baby joy: On Tuesday, Bindi, 22, announced she’s expecting her first child with former wakeboarder Chandler, 23. The couple are pictured with Terri and Robert Irwin

‘We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us.’

‘Please let me know your best advice and send good vibes & prayers to our little sweetheart. Love & light.’

In the accompanying photo, Bindi and Chandler, 23, posed side by side in their Australia Zoo uniforms, holding up a tiny version of the outfit for their little one. 

The announcement comes a week after Bindi had her 22nd birthday at Australia Zoo – her last public appearance before she announced her pregnancy.

Bindi celebrated by feeding the crocodiles, alongside her husband Chandler, brother Robert Irwin and mother Terri Irwin.

The conservationist excitedly ran out and greeted awaiting crowds, ready to put on a death-defying show. 

The couple were married less than five months ago on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo.

Newlyweds: The couple were married less than five months ago on March 25, in a makeshift ceremony at Australia Zoo

‘Steve would be so proud’: Meanwhile, shortly after Bindi and Chandler announced their baby news, her mother Terri Irwin shared a heartfelt message on Twitter

The pair had to rush their walk down the aisle, cancelling earlier, more elaborate wedding plans, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Meanwhile, shortly after Bindi and Chandler announced their baby news, her mother Terri Irwin shared a heartfelt message on Twitter. 

The Irwin matriarch, 56, posted a photo of the expectant couple holding up a tiny version of the Australia Zoo uniform, and also told her followers that the news was bittersweet following her husband Steve’s death almost 14 years ago.

She began: ‘This is the best day ever! I am over the moon to announce that @BindiIrwin and @chandlerpowell9 are going to have a baby!’

‘Words cannot express the love that is filling my heart. While I wish that Steve was here to share this beautiful moment, I know that he would be so proud,’ she added. 

Steve, died tragically 14 years ago, when Bindi was eight years old. The Crocodile Hunter was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb in 2006. 

Tragic: Steve (pictured), died tragically 14 years ago, when Bindi was eight years old. The Crocodile Hunter was pierced in the chest by a stingray barb in 2006

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