The real reason why Wiggles couple Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie split | New Idea Magazine
Married life for The Wiggles' Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie did not that fertility issues were not a factor in the couple's decision to split. The Wiggles' Emma Watkins and Lachlan 'Lachy' Gillespie announced their Hassall has finally revealed the answers to some of the more burning questions. it was difficult to balance the balance of work and relationship. Emma Watkins and Lachlan (Lachy) Gillespie are best known as the yellow and purple Wiggles. The two began dating in , after Emma.
Watkins was feeling sick and exhausted but ignored the warning signs of endometriosis, putting work first.
Greg Hassall For Watkins, being a Wiggle was the dream job and she grabbed every opportunity that arose.
The real reason why Wiggles couple Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie split
But physically she was beginning to struggle. She was suffering frequent heavy periods, felt exhausted and collapsed on several occasions while on tour. Despite worsening symptoms, Watkins felt no sense of urgency but finally she was convinced to see a specialist, Professor Jason Abbott.
He diagnosed Watkins with stage four endometriosis, a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, and recommended immediate surgery. Endometriosis affects one in 10 Australian women and Professor Abbott is thankful Watkins went public with her condition.
Watkins post-surgery for endometriosis. She took a break from a national Wiggles tour to recover. Emma Watkins Watkins reveals that having endometriosis prompted her to re-evaluate other areas of her life.
Gillespie says it was difficult to get the balance right between work and the relationship. I think it has gone through ups and downs. Emma Watkins says her health scare prompted her to re-evaluate her life and relationship. ABC News The couple had sold their Sydney apartment in June last year and towards the end of the year they quietly began a trial separation.
We didn't want people to think we were just doing it for [publicity]. We didn't officially say to anyone, but they knew. When did you decide to announce to the public you were a couple?
It was getting to the point where we were like, "we probably want to share it", though at the time I didn't know that Lachy had planned to propose, so So everyone was like: For us, it felt like quite a while.
How is married life treating you? I feel that because we tour all the time, we're together all the time — and we didn't go on honeymoon — so it feels like it hasn't really changed much.
Do you have plans to start a family? It would be really nice … It really is almost like we have to put it in the tour schedule [laughs]. It is incredible that the Wiggles have been at the forefront in the children's entertainment industry for such a long time. Yes, because it's not normal to be even a band for that long. I think that's why Anthony [Field] is such a genius, because he does try and keep up with the times, whereas a lot of people get stuck and bogged down.
The Wiggles have celebrated their 25 years in children's entertainment this year.
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What have you learnt from being part of the Wiggles phenomenon? They are egocentric; they don't know they're there with that many people. So that's why so many of the songs are really direct By speaking as if speaking to one, then that's why they all connect.
I think that's a real skill. How have the Wiggles changed over the 25 years? Even going from just doing a CD to going on VHS, which sounds so ridiculous now, but it was such a big thing then. Then they were the first to do a DVD in children's entertainment Now it's iTunes, and only recently we signed with Netflix to countries. Wiggles is aired all around the world.
Where is the strangest place you guys have been recognised? I get a lot of recognition in the ladies' bathroom, and it sounds weird but it keeps happening to me … I think when you're waiting, a lot of people recognise because it's that moment that they stop and actually look at you.
What do you do in your downtime? We don't have a lot of time not Wiggling — we are touring six days a week, every week — but when we do have time off, we try to go and see our family. What's next for you guys? Well, [we have the] Lachy! And we also have our Big Show Tour.
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Are the original Wiggles members still involved? Yes, they are behind the scenes. For the 25th year, we did a fundraising concert for and-overs … You could just imagine, like, an entire pub, full of and-overs having a beer and then singing their favourite Wiggly songs!