Bindi says she wishes her late dad could be with her as she celebrates the milestone, with the Crocodile Hunter’s image a strong presence on her big day.
She even accepted a painting of her father from a fan.
‘What gets to me are those moments when I’d love him to be here to share what we’re doing,’ Bindi recently told Stellar. ‘It could be when my brother is receiving an accolade for his photography, or it might be at the end of the day when we’re having dinner and laughing.
‘I’ll think: “I wish Dad was here for this.” But he’s just not there.’
But family had plenty of support on her big day, with Terri holding centre stage during a press stop amid the celebrations, pointing out how precious time is, as she sees her daughter grow into a woman.
‘My dearest @BindiIrwin, happy 21st birthday. So many memories,’ Terri wrote earlier on Twitter, adding, ‘Your first birthday cake, laughs with your dad, & endless family adventures.’
Longtime love Chandler wrote, 'Beautiful Bee, I love you so much.
‘You’re my best friend and whole world. I can’t wait to celebrate your birthday ‘at #AustraliaZoo ❤️ Here’s to another year and beyond of life-changing adventures together.’
Happy birthday, Bindi.