Bindi Irwin says her estranged grandad has caused great pain amid family fallout

Bindi Irwin posted about her love and appreciation for three dad's in her life on Father's Day, while following up with details about the failed relationship with her grandfather.

As she paid love and respects to her father Steve Irwin, her husband Chandler and her father in law Chris, she went on to detail her "abusive relationship" with her grandfather Bob Irwin.

She penned: "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.

"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."

Bindi’s family have been reported to have financially supported Bob for close to 3 decades yet he seems to want nothing to do with them.

She has said that her mother Terri has tried to make a friendly relationship with Bob work but he ignores any attempts made.

Bindi concluded: "I have struggled with this relationship my entire life and it brings me enormous pain. I have to choose to care for my own mental health now."

The mother of one was last seen photographed with grandfather Bob in 2007 at a memories for her father Steve with her mother and brother.

The comments came following the celebration of the men that have made the largest impact in her life.

Her tribute read: "Appreciation post for the three most incredible fathers in my life. My dad, my husband and my father-in-law.

"My dad taught me the importance of strength when standing up for what I believe in and to have empathy for all living beings.

"My husband amazes me every day with his kind and steadfast heart, his love for our daughter is infinite.

"My father-in-law works tirelessly for his family and is always there with a word of encouragement. These extraordinary men inspire me and I love them so very much."

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Bob previously spoke to the media about the alleged family feud that left him estranged from his granddaughter.

In September 2019, he told the Courier Mail that he had not received a response since writing a letter to Bindi in which he wished her well after she announced her engagement to her now-husband Chandler in July.

He claimed their latest dispute stemmed from a misunderstanding after a reporter walked onto his property hoping to get a comment on what he thought about the engagement.

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