Bindi Irwin unveils 'beautiful' wedding gift she received from Russell Crowe

Amy Johnson
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Russell Crowe gave Bindi Irwin a special wedding present. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
Russell Crowe gave Bindi Irwin a special wedding present. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Bindi Irwin has revealed the extra-special wedding gift she and Chandler Powell received from Russell Crowe and his family; a fig tree.

It came as Tuesday 7 April marked the film actor's 56th birthday and his fellow Australian lamented the fact she couldn't embrace him in person but that the present he had given them would do for now.

The later daughter of Steve Irwin posted a photo of herself and her husband standing by the tree as she wished the Gladiator star a happy birthday.

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The 21-year-old added: "You’ll always be part of our family. Even though we can’t see you right now, we’re giving the beautiful fig you gifted us a hug and thinking of you. Hope your day is extraordinary."

A note attached to the Port Jackson fig tree read: "Presented to Bindi and Chandler to commemorate their wedding. Love from, Russell Crowe and family."

Crowe was a good friend of Irwin's father up until his 2006 death when he was killed after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb.

Russell Crowe (L) and "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios on November 6, 2003 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Russell Crowe (L) and "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios on November 6, 2003 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

His daughter wed her fiancé in March in a ceremony at Australia Zoo without any guests due to the social distancing rules put in place over the coronavirus.

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The couple changed their plans at the last minute in order for the day to go ahead, although Irwin honoured her father by lighting a candle as planned.

Announcing that she had wed Powell, Irwin shared: "Right now we’re encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history.

"Today we celebrated life and revelled in every beautiful moment we shared together in our Australia Zoo gardens. Mum helped me get ready, Robert walked me down the aisle, Chandler became my husband and together we lit a candle in Dad’s memory.

"We shared tears and smiles and love."