Only two years after getting married, The Wiggles’ Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie have announced their separation.

Better known as Yellow Wiggle Emma, 28, and Purple Wiggle Lachlan, 32, confirmed the split via social media.

“We have, and continue to share, the most beautiful life together, but we wanted to let you know that privately for the last six months we have been navigating through a trial separation, and we have made the decision to separate as a couple,”

“Throughout that period, we have performed hundreds of shows together and that is always a continued source of joy for us both.”

“We have embraced this as a very positive change in our relationship. Our incredible friendship has been strengthened throughout this time and what we have discovered is that, more than ever, first and foremost we love and adore performing as Emma and Lachy in The Wiggles and having the privilege of celebrating this happiness with extraordinary families around the world.”


“We have chosen a different path to travel in our personal lives, but please know that we are stronger than ever and we can’t wait to see you at a show soon. We will not be commenting beyond this, and we thank you in advance for respecting our privacy.”

The shock separation comes only weeks after Emma spoke to The Australian Women’s Weekly about her battle with acute endometriosis.

In the interview, Emma spoke of her husband and their relationship.

“Lachy and I had been touring together for seven years before we got married,” she said


“We knew so much about each other – what we’re like when we are tired and hungry. What we like to eat. We were already a family.”

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