Bindi told WHO magazine: “We had been planning for almost a year. But as soon as [COVID-19] all started happening, we had to look at different options to make sure everyone was safe.”
However, having never received an invitation to the original do, with the likes of Russell Crowe and Magda Szubanski all making the cut, it seems ‘Grandpa Bob’ wasn’t in the running for the narrowed-down guest list either, which included Bindi’s mother Terri and brother Robert.
“There have been so many disagreements with them all over the years,” says the source. “It’s very sad that they couldn’t put those differences behind them for a wedding. Bob would have been so proud to have been there and witnessed the vows, and the beautiful tribute to his son Steve that he has since learned was incorporated into the ceremony.”
As fans around the world tune in to watch the intimate ceremony, which will air in Australia in July, close friends say this latest snub has left Bob heartbroken. “It’s just awful,” they say. “Bob is in his 80s now. He really did hold out hope that this may reunite them as a family. He is so upset by the way everything has turned out.