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Bindi Irwin, 19, has denied claims that her paternal grandfather Bob, 79, wants to reconnect with his grandchildren following a decade-long rift with their mother Terri.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia this Monday, Bindi insisted that she and her brother Robert, 14, haven’t been contacted by Bob despite their mother Terri’s best efforts to get in touch.

‘Until I lost my dad, I did not understand that loss will evoke both the best and worst from the people you most care about. Sadly, this happened with my poppy,’ Bindi told Daily Mail Australia.

'I very much doubt he will ever reach out to us': Bindi Irwin, 19, has denied claims that her paternal grandfather Bob, 79, wants to reconnect with his grandchildren following a decade-long rift with their mother Terri. Pictured: Bindi Irwin

'I very much doubt he will ever reach out to us': Bindi Irwin, 19, has denied claims that her paternal grandfather Bob, 79, wants to reconnect with his grandchildren following a decade-long rift with their mother Terri. Pictured: Bindi Irwin

‘I very much doubt he will ever reach out to us’: Bindi Irwin, 19, has denied claims that her paternal grandfather Bob, 79, wants to reconnect with his grandchildren following a decade-long rift with their mother Terri. Pictured: Bindi Irwin

‘I remember, when I was still quite young, receiving a parcel in the mail from him. I opened it with great joy and anticipation, only to discover he had opened and returned the Christmas presents I had sent him,’ she continued. 

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Bindi went on: ‘Heartbroken, I began to understand what it meant to have someone close to me hurt me in my time of need. I have not received anything from my poppy since.’ 

‘My mum, however, has stoically tried to keep the lines of communication open. Birthdays, Christmas, and anniversaries have consistently been acknowledged with gifts and correspondence. But with no reply. Ever,’ she added.  

'My mum, however, has stoically tried to keep the lines of communication open': Bindi claimed that she and her brother Robert, 14, haven't been contacted by Bob despite their mother Terri's best efforts to get in touch. Pictured: Bob Irwin

'My mum, however, has stoically tried to keep the lines of communication open': Bindi claimed that she and her brother Robert, 14, haven't been contacted by Bob despite their mother Terri's best efforts to get in touch. Pictured: Bob Irwin

‘My mum, however, has stoically tried to keep the lines of communication open’: Bindi claimed that she and her brother Robert, 14, haven’t been contacted by Bob despite their mother Terri’s best efforts to get in touch. Pictured: Bob Irwin

Bindi went on to claim that her family continues to support Bob financially, providing him with money, a property, a home and equipment. 

‘He continues to remain distant. I have come to terms with this,’ she explained, adding: ‘I have a loving family, and supportive friends. Poppy clearly has not come to terms with his grief.’ 

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‘Although I will continue to love my poppy, I do not hold out hope that he will ever seek the help he needs to deal with his grief. And I very much doubt he will ever reach out to me, or to Robert, as a loving grandfather.’ 

Her message: As for the message Bindi hopes to impart upon people also dealing with grief, the Wildlife Warrior said: 'Not everyone that they love and count on will be there in their time of need'. Pictured: Robert Irwin, Bindi Irwin 

Her message: As for the message Bindi hopes to impart upon people also dealing with grief, the Wildlife Warrior said: 'Not everyone that they love and count on will be there in their time of need'. Pictured: Robert Irwin, Bindi Irwin 

Her message: As for the message Bindi hopes to impart upon people also dealing with grief, the Wildlife Warrior said: ‘Not everyone that they love and count on will be there in their time of need’. Pictured: Robert Irwin, Bindi Irwin 

As for the message Bindi hopes to impart upon people also dealing with grief, the Wildlife Warrior said: ‘Not everyone that they love and count on will be there in their time of need.’

Earlier this week, Woman’s Day reported that Bob hopes to mend his relationship with Terri so that he can pass down important family knowledge to his grandchildren. 

‘It’s time the lift was mended,’ a source close to Bob told the magazine on Monday.  

‘Regardless of the bad blood between Terri and Bob, those two kids need to sit down with their grandfather and allow him to pass over to them their father’s great legacy… to tell them about the Steve he knew and loved.’  

The source added: ‘Bob doesn’t want to go to his grave with bitterness – and he doesn’t want them [Bindi and Robert] to live with regrets.’

Father and son: Bob Irwin is pictured with his son Steve Irwin, who died in September 2006

Father and son: Bob Irwin is pictured with his son Steve Irwin, who died in September 2006

Father and son: Bob Irwin is pictured with his son Steve Irwin, who died in September 2006