Very sad news for Wiggles Emma Watkins and Lachy Gillespie

Emma Watkins

The delightful Emma Watkins has had a rough trot lately, undergoing surgery for debilitating endometriosis a few months ago – and now dealing with another major life change.

“We have embraced this”

Emma has just announced via an Instagram post that her marriage to fellow Wiggle Lachy is over.

The pair have apparently been separated for some time, and have ultimately made the very difficult decision to end their marriage.

In an emotional and very thoughtful statement, Emma asked for understanding and privacy.

“We have embraced this as a very positive change in our relationship. Our incredible friendship has been strengthened throughout this time,” Emma wrote.

Emma and fellow Wiggle’s performer Lachy married in April 2016 in Bowral, NSW. 

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⭐️ Lachy ⭐️ 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. Lots of love, Emma and Lachy xx @lachy_wiggle

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“Stronger than ever”

In an open letter to Lachy, Emma paid tribute to her husband and noted “we have chosen a different path to travel in our personal lives, but please know that we are stronger than ever” and reassured little fans that they were excited to see them at Wiggles events very soon.

“Lachy, 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. Lots of love, Emma and Lachy xx @lachy_wiggle” – Emma Watkins

 

Challenging times for Emma and Lachy

Emma has been supported by her mum, Lachy and The Wiggles as she’s been recovering – and the fact that she’s had health issues, the pressures of being a cheerful Wiggle as well as relationship challenges breaks our hearts.

The Wiggles are set to embark on an all new tour very soon, but we’re wishing them both lots of strength and quiet times away from the spotlight for now. We hope this pair are allowed the time they need to adjust to their new normal and send Emma and Lachy lots of love.


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