Bindi Sue Irwin is an Australian television personality and conservationist. She recently shared about being psychologically abused at the hands of her estranged grandfather.
On Father’s day 2021, Bindi Irwin wore her heart on her sleeve and shared a post on social media. She honored her late father Steve Irwin, her husband Chandler Powell, and her father-in-law.
Her fans asked her why she did not mention her grandfather Bob out of the tribute and after which she gave a detailed response. Bindi shared the strained relationship she has with him.
“Unfortunately my grandfather Bob has shown no interest in spending time with me or my family. Publicly he continues to claim that he wants to spend time with us while privately me entire life has been psychological abuse from him,” she wrote.
“From the time I was a little girl he has ignored me. Preferring to spend time doing anything else rather than being with me. He has never said a single kind word to me personally. It breaks my heart but it is not healthy to engage in an abusive relationship,” she shared.
She further added that she and her family have been giving financial support to Bob since 1992 in spite of the way he has treated them.
“We built him a house on a beautiful property and will always do our best to ensure his well-being,” she added.