The Wiggles’ Emma Watkins has found love with musician Oliver Brian, after years of friendship working on the children’s TV show alongside each other.
Speaking to Stellar magazine on Sunday, the 30-year-old gushed: ‘I haven’t actually told anybody because it’s new, but I feel happy.’
Emma’s new romance comes after her ex-husband, Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie, 34, moved on with dancer Dana Stephensen, after also meeting on the show.
‘I feel happy’: The Wiggles’ Emma Watkins (right) has found love with musician Oliver Brian (left), after years of friendship working on the children’s TV show alongside each other
Emma continued: ‘[Oliver] is the very opposite to me. 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.
‘It’s not very “Wiggly”, but it’s been nice for me to talk about things not just concerning ourselves, but people everywhere around the world.’
Oliver plays various instruments on The Wiggles, including guitars and banjo, and has previously joined them on several of their world tours.
Talented: Oliver plays various instruments on The Wiggles, and has previously joined them on several of their world tours. Pictured: Blue Wiggle Anthony Field with Oliver on the show
Stars: Away from the show, Oliver (second, right) and Emma’s ex Lachlan Gillespie (left) are in band The Unusual Commoners, alongside Anthony Field (second left) and David O’Reilly (right)
Away from the TV show, Oliver, Lachlan, Blue Wiggle Anthony Field and musician David O’Reilly perform in folk-rock band, The Unusual Commoners.
During the candid interview with Stellar, Emma also broke her silence on Lachlan’s relationship with dancer Dana, a senior artist at The Australian Ballet.
After the dancer filmed scenes with The Wiggles last December, Emma revealed she told a friend that Dana and Lachlan would be ‘perfect together’.
‘He’s a very calm and thoughtful person’: Speaking to Stellar magazine on Sunday, Emma gushed, ‘I haven’t actually told anybody because it’s new, but I feel happy’
Moving on: Emma’s ex-husband Lachlan Gillespie (left) is currently in a relationship with dancer Dana Stephensen (right), a senior artist at The Australian Ballet
She immediately felt they had the ‘same energy’, but stated she kept her thoughts to herself and let the two come together on their own.
Dana was previously married to Melbourne photographer Michael Kai, with whom she shares custody of a four-year-old son.
In August last year, Lachlan and Emma announced their split.
Chance encounter! It is believed that Dana (circled centre) met Lachlan (circled right) alongside his now ex-wife Emma (circle below) on set of a Wiggles music video in December
The former couple – who joined The Wiggles in 2013 and started dating weeks later – had married in Bowral, New South Wales in 2016.
Despite their break-up, Lachlan and Emma have vowed to remain friends and still perform together in The Wiggles.
‘To be able to realise as a couple that we were going different ways and to stay as close as we are is a real testament, I think, to both of us,’ Lachlan said in a statement.
‘I love her more now than anything and she loves me more than anything.’
‘Perfect together’: During the candid interview with Stellar on Sunday, Emma broke her silence on Lachlan’s relationship with dancer Dana, and gave them her blessing
It’s over! In August last year, Lachlan and Emma announced their split. Pictured November 28, 2017 in Sydney
End of the road: The former couple – who joined The Wiggles in 2013 and started dating weeks later – had married in Bowral, New South Wales in 2016. Pictured on their wedding day