Bindi Irwin, Chandler Powell


Bindi Irwin's fan base just got a whole lot bigger!

Before the Dancing With the Stars contestant hits the dance floor Monday night, the 17-year-old was able to reunite with her boyfriend Chandler Powell in between rehearsals.

"He's here ❤," she wrote on Instagram. "Thank you for always making me laugh, helping me to ice my foot when it hurts, making me tea and hugging me when I'm tired. You're amazing."

The reunion comes after Bindi and her dancing partner Derek Hough joked that rehearsals tend to have no visitors allowed, well except when E! News is invited for an interview.

"It's closed off," Derek joked during our last visit. "We have to spray you before you come in, spray you before you go out."

Bindi added while laughing, "It's like a secret agent operation. It's been really fun but you can't repeat anything you've seen in this area. This is the code of silence."

Although he has been kept a small distance from his girlfriend, Chandler has been very supportive of the animal lover. Week after week, he has posted photos on Instagram with the phone number to vote for his favorite contestant.

As to what Chandler can expect when Monday comes around, your guess is as good as ours. Perhaps animals will be involved in the ballroom this week.

"For me, wildlife is just a part of who I am," Bindi explained. "So even if we don't get them quite out on stage, we'll certainly incorporate some animal-theming in our future."

Dancing With the Stars airs Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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