Emma Olivia Watkins born 21 September  is an Australian singer and actress, best known as the first female member of the children’s group the Wiggles. Watkins started ballet when she was four. She saw the Wiggles perform Irish dancing and later studied other styles of dance, including, jazz, hip hop, tap, and contemporary. She attended The McDonald College , a performing arts school, won a full scholarship at the Sydney Film School , and completed a certificate specialising in musical theatre at ED5 International in Sydney. She has taught children dance since she was in high school. She has also performed in Bollywood films, played drums and percussion instruments, was crowned Miss Granny Smith Apples in , and was learning Australian Sign Language by Lisa Tolin of the Associated Press called Watkins a strong role model for girls, and reported that her fans came to concerts dressed like her and that they gave her homemade bows, which had become part of her signature look.
Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins reacts to Purple Wiggle Lachy Gillespie’s engagement to Dana Stephensen
In an interview with Sydney Confidential, the year-old children’s entertainer revealed she’s not in a rush to have children and knows it might not be an easy path due to her endometriosis. The decline in fertility is so big at the moment, which is awful. I would actually have to try quite hard and I know with the endo I probably wouldn’t be able to plan it out anyway. I’ve got a lot of things I want to do first. The beloved Australian TV star also shared her passion for sign language, which she picked up as a child while playing with her best friend’s two hearing-impaired brothers.
The pair — who met and fell in love after joining The Wiggles — were married for two years before announcing their split in August
Emma and Lachy of the Wiggles announced on Facebook that they’re The couple started dating in before sharing their relationship with.
Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins is said to be happy for her ex-husband Lachlan Gillespie , who has reportedly found love with Australian Ballet senior artist, Dana Stephensen. We have been through the whole process of being Wiggly dancers, then Wiggles in training and then finally Wiggles I actually don’t know if I could ever imagine The Wiggles tour without him.
For most, working with an ex-partner so soon after separating would be difficult, even at the best of times. But the affable entertainer says it’s been an easy process— and, surprisingly, their divorce brought them closer together. It’s definitely bizarre and not a normal situation but because we are playing music, dancing with each other and always interacting, it’s actually brought us closer together.
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Happy news for fans of Wiggles Emma Watkins and Lachy Gillespie
All the latest in royals, celebrity, hacks, health and travel straight to your inbox. It seems the rumours were true and Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie has gone public with his new girlfriend, Aussie ballerina Dana Stephensen. The sweet shot had followers fawning, with many congratulating the new couple and sending their well wishes.
Like Lachy, she has been married before, to photographer Michael Kai. At the time, Yellow Wiggle Emma had been dealing with a number of health concerns which culminated in her needing to undergo surgery for endometriosis. Got a story tip or just want to get in touch?
Emma Watkins – known as the yellow Wiggle from the popular childrens group Ballet dancer Dana Stephensen, before they started dating.
The two began dating in , after Emma became the first female Wiggle, and revealed their romance in March last year and later married. The children’s group are marking their 25th year in show business and embarking on an Australian tour, titled the Dance, Dance! The Wiggles Big Show! Watkins, 27, and Gillespie, 30, tell Kate Waterhouse about what they’ve learnt from being part of the Wiggles empire, why they initially hid their romance, and their plans for a mini-Wiggle. How did you both get into entertainment?
I did music theatre for three years, then moved to Melbourne and started auditioning … I got an audition for the Dorothy [the Dinosaur] show, in , and I’ve worked with the Wiggles ever since. Credit: Ben Rushton. Emma: I studied as a dancer. And then, during school, I had an injury, and then I learnt how to make films … I came back and did full-time dance and then I went to uni to do film again, and then I got the audition for the Dorothy show.
That’s when I met Lachy, [who] was already Captain Feathersword on that show, and I was a Fairy, and we started touring together. And then, I was taken to Wiggles to do filming and dancing.
Wiggles exes’ unusual living situation
The couple, who first met five years ago while touring for the Dorothy the Dinosaur show then later with The Wiggles show as the Wiggly dancers, officially began dating two years ago, not long after they joined The Wiggles line-up. Nothing was more important to Emma and I than being in the new line-up of The Wiggles, focusing on the music and entertaining the children, so our relationship developed very slowly. I have always loved his kind, gentle nature.
Being able to experience, together, this amazing time of becoming Wiggles has been the best thing to happen to me. He makes me smile and I have never been happier. The pair have never officially announced to management they are dating — their chemistry was enough to alert the bosses at The Wiggles HQ that they were more than just work mates.
Emma is now dating Wiggles musician Oliver Brian, while Lachlan is engaged to ballet dancer, Dana Stephenson. When speaking to The.
They split two years ago, but that hasn’t stopped former Wiggles couple Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie self-isolating together during the coronavirus pandemic. Watkins, 30, and Gillespie, 34, began dating in after joining the beloved kids’ music group and tied the knot in But by , the romance was over and the pair announced they were amicably parting ways.
They’ve both since gone on to find love again, with Gillespie engaged to principal ballet dancer Dana Stephenson and Watkins dating Wiggles musician Oliver Brian. And clearly things are still very friendly between the exes, with Watkins telling the Australian Women’s Weekly that they’ve spent the isolation period – along with Wiggles bandmates Anthony Field and Simon Pryce – in lockdown together in order to continue releasing more music together.
She explained that they all felt a responsibility to help “alleviate the fears of children and parents” during this unprecedented period. In April, eyebrows were raised when it was revealed Demi Moore was self-quarantining with her ex-husband, Bruce Willis , and their three grown-up daughters in their Idaho home. To make the situation more unusual: Willis’ wife of 11 years Emma Heming and their two daughters Mabel, eight, and Evelyn, five, were not present, and were instead km south of Idaho in Los Angeles.
In an interview released shortly afterwards, Scout Willis explained the family’s decision. Scout said it had been a treat reconnecting with her parents, who’ve remained friends since splitting two decades ago and through Moore’s eight-year marriage to actor Ashton Kutcher, which ended in They’re both such nerdy, adorable, ’90s parents in a small town where they chose to have their kids and not be in LA. It’s been pretty cute.
Originally published as Wiggles exes’ unusual living situation.
Emma Watkins confirms she’s found love with a man she works with
Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins has taken the next step in her relationship with boyfriend Oliver Brian, with the couple reportedly moving in together amid the coronavirus lockdown. The couple were spotted leaving the year-old children entertainer’s home in Sydney together on Wednesday. After exiting the property, Emma and her musician beau climbed into a white car together, which had been parked on her driveway.
Emma Watkins, better known to children around the world as the Yellow Wiggle, sits in a make-up chair at Wiggles headquarters as a stylist.
His popular ex-wife appears to have given her blessing to the couple after reacting with a message of three purple hearts on his Instagram post. Stephensen showed off her sparkling engagement ring yesterday — an emerald cut pink gemstone and gave away further details on their proposal. She revealed Gillespie had proposed to her first before she returned the gesture last week.
Our faces say it all. It was something very meaningful for us to both have the opportunity to propose to one another, each in our own way. Watkins and Gillespie broke thousands of tiny hearts two years ago when they revealed they were divorcing after two years of marriage. The couple married in a stunning ceremony in country NSW and continue to tour together with The Wiggles.
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Updated December 03, She’s the first woman to pull on the skivvy in the iconic children’s group The Wiggles, but who is the real Emma Watkins? Emma Watkins, better known to children around the world as the Yellow Wiggle, sits in a make-up chair at Wiggles headquarters as a stylist fusses with her hair. She is deep into production of her solo TV show Emma and Australian Story is getting some behind-the-scenes footage for her upcoming profile. It’s 10 days since news broke of her separation from fellow Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie but despite the ongoing media frenzy, she looks relaxed and focused.
The Wiggles stars Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie were dating but keep their relationship a secret from The Wiggles cast and crew for.
Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins and her new boyfriend, Oliver Brian, looked thoroughly loved-up on Sunday, just hours after going public with their new romance. They were joined the following day by Emma’s ex-husband, Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie, ahead of the band’s scheduled concert in Darwin. Emma and Oliver looked smitten as they enjoyed some brief time alone while in the middle of The Wiggles’ Party Time tour of Australia.
Emma dressed casually in a black sleeveless top and jeans, and draped an oversized grey cardigan over her shoulders. Friends to lovers: Emma confirmed her romance with Oliver on Sunday, telling Stellar they had built up a close friendship after spending several years on the road together. Soulmates: ‘He’s a very calm and thoughtful person and I’ve always been interested in his mind and his take on life, and his morals,’ Emma said of her new boyfriend.
He’s a very calm and thoughtful person and I’ve always been interested in his mind and his take on life, and his morals. He loves talking about the environment and food production,’ she said. Mutual interests: Emma bonded with Oliver by sharing long, thoughtful conversations with him about the environment and food production. Emma’s ex-husband, Lachlan Gillespie, is also in a relationship with a member of The Wiggles’ family, dancer Dana Stephensen.
Still friends! On Monday morning, Lachlan Gillespie flashed a faint smile as he caught a flight from Adelaide to Darwin to join his colleagues.