Bindi Irwin opens up about painful family rift with Steve's dad Bob Irwin

goss 21/06/2021

Bindi Irwin has opened up about a painful rift in her family with her Grandfather Bob Irwin.

The Australian Wildlife Warrior commented on her own Facebook page after someone asked her why she hadn't mentioned Steve's dad Bob in a post about some of the most important father's in her life...

She went on to say that Bob has "shown no interest" in her family life.

"He has returned gifts I’ve sent him after he opened them, he has ignored my correspondence and from the time I was a little girl he has ignored me, preferring to spend time doing anything else rather than being with me,” Bindi went on to say.

"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."

"It breaks my heart but it is not healthy to engage in an abusive relationship."

This type of response is rare for the young mum, who normally keeps an upbeat and positive public persona. But it seems that with this family rift there is a bit of work to do!