“Surround yourself in the light of people who genuinely care about you and will support you through the good times and the tough times. “
Bindi Irwin announced that she was taking a social media hiatus.
The Australian TV personality shared a post about her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook profiles Monday to announce that she is stepping away from social media to focus on her family following the birth of her daughter Grace, who will be three months later this month.
In her article, Bindi – who shares Grace with her husband Chandler Powell – also spoke about protecting her mental health and noted that mental health issues are “very real and worth discussing and addressing.”
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“Hi guys, just a word to thank you for your support. I’m taking a hiatus from social media and most of my work in the public eye for a month to be with my beautiful daughter and wonderful family,” Bindi, 22, wrote alongside a heartwarming black and white photo of herself and her daughter, above. “I am extremely grateful to share our life and conservation work with you, but I need time to focus on the happiness that is my family (both human and animal).”
“You can follow our adventures by following my family and the Australia Zoo on social media.”
The “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” star went on to say that she had “a lot of people reaching out to share their own stories of hard work to protect their sanity.” Bindi thanked these people “for sharing and speaking your truth”.
“To my friends who face depression, anxiety and other battles every day – I see you,” she continued, adding that “these issues are very real and deserve to be addressed. discussed and processed “.
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“Surround yourself with the light of people who genuinely care about you and will support you through the good times and the tough times,” Bindi noted. “Remember that there are helplines available. Mental health deserves more understanding and support instead of being rejected or condescending. You are absolutely worthy of love and kindness.”
Taking to his own Instagram profile, Chandler reposted the photo Bindi shared and praised his wife, writing, “You inspire me 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 incredible mom to admire ️ “
Bindi and Chandler, 24, tied the knot on March 25, 2020. The couple welcomed Grace on their first wedding anniversary.
Meanwhile, in honor of Father’s Day Sunday, Bindi devoted an article to the “three most incredible fathers” in her life: her late father, Steve Irwin, her husband and her stepfather, Chris.
“Appreciation post for the three most amazing fathers of my life. My dad, my husband and my stepdad,” she captioned a series of photos of the men, below. “My father taught me the importance of strength in standing up for what I believe in and having empathy for all living things. My husband amazes me every day with his kind and unwavering heart, his love for our daughter is endless. My father-in-law works tirelessly for his family and is always there with a word of encouragement. These amazing men inspire me and I love them so much.
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However, when a fan asked Bindi why she didn’t mention her grandfather, Bob Irwin, in the post, Bindi shared a lengthy response, in which she detailed her relationship with her grandfather. from which he was separated, claiming that it caused him “enormous pain”. The “Crocodile Hunter” star described her relationship with Bob as “abusive”.
“I really wish my whole family could spend time with Grace,” she wrote in response to the fan on Facebook, by TMZ. “Unfortunately my grandfather Bob has shown no interest in spending time with me or my family. Publicly he continues to pretend he wants to spend time with us when in private my whole life has been victimized. psychological violence on his part. “
She continued, “He returned the gifts I sent him after opening them, he ignored my correspondence and since I was a little girl he ignored me, preferring to spend time doing something else instead. than being with me. “
Bindi then claimed that his grandfather “never said a single kind word to him.”
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“It breaks my heart but it’s not healthy to be in an abusive relationship,” she said.
Bindi added that her mother, Terri, writes to Bob and he “also sends unanswered birthday and Christmas presents.” She also claimed that the family have been “Bob’s financial support since 1992”, saying they send him “funds every week.”
“We have built a house for her on a beautiful property and will always do our best to ensure her well-being,” she added.
“I hope everyone remembers being kind to each other, but most of all taking care of your sanity,” Bindi concluded. “I have struggled with this relationship my whole life and it brings me tremendous pain. I have to choose to take care of my own sanity now.”