"He asked me to come to prom, it was so cute. He tied a little note to his dog's collar," the former Dancing with the Stars Champion gushed. "He came bounding up to me, and I was like 'Oh, my goodness.' "
During the interview, the 17-year-old's mother, Terri Irwin, admitted that she thinks her late husband would have really liked Powell dating their daughter.
"I think because Chandler's a nice person and really kind to Bindi that he'd be very happy," she claimed.
She continued, "What's kind of ironic is I was talking to Chandler's mother, and he was an avid Crocodile Hunter fan when he was little. So he used to put on the big khaki shirt and go to school when he was in first grade and pretend to be Steve."
Aside from Powell, 19, being Steve's biggest fan when he was younger, Terri also acknowledged that it's the young man's love for nature that her husband would have really appreciated.
"He always loves animals, and to this day, he rescues turtles off the road and that sort of thing," Terri said of her daughter's boyfriend. "That is very special. If you have that consideration and empathy for all living things, you're a pretty good person."