Emma Watkins Bio
Emma Watkins was born on 21 September 1989 in Sydney. She is an Australian singer and actress, best known as the first female member of the children’s group The Wiggles.
|Born||21 September 1989|
|Emma Watkins Age|
|Emma Watkins is Also Know as|
|Emma Watkins Ex-Husband||Lachlan Gillespie (m. 2016-2018)|
|Emma Watkins Sister||Hayley Watkins|
|Origin||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Emma Watkins Occupation(s)||Singer, actress|
|Instruments||Vocals, Drums, Trumpet, Piano|
|Associated acts||The Wiggles|
|Emma Watkins Salary||$28.2 million per year.|
Emma Watkins Biography
Watkins started ballet when she was four. She saw The Wiggles perform Irish dancing and later studied other styles of dance, including Irish, jazz, hip hop, tap, and contemporary. She went to The McDonald College of Performing Arts, won a full scholarship at the Sydney Film School, and completed a certificate specialising in musical theatre at ED5 International in Sydney. Watkins earned a master’s degree in Media Arts in Communication at the University of Technology Sydney. She has taught children to dance since she was in high school. She has also performed in Bollywood films, played drums and percussion instruments, was learning Australian Sign Language in 2012 and was crowned Miss Granny Smith Apples in 2009.
In 2010, Watkins began performing with The Wiggles, first as Fairy Larissa and afterward as Wags the Dog, Dorothy the Dinosaur, and as a Wiggly Dancer. She used her film skills during tours with the group, providing them with video and editing services. In May 2012, The Wiggles declared that Watkins would replace founding member Greg Page as the Yellow Wiggle and the first female Wiggle. The original members stated that they chose Watkins because she was the most qualified for the job, also commenting that it was “a strategy for marketing The Wiggles into the next generation.”
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. Because of her popularity, she starred in the children’s program on ABC Kids titled Emma!, consisting of episodes that are five minutes long, that premiered on 1 June 2015.
Watkins is one of the backup singers of Jimmy Barnes’ children’ album Och Aye the G’nu.
Emma Watkins Wedding
Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie secretly dated for two years before finally going public with their romance in March 2015. Two months later, the elated pair became engaged, with Lachlan popping the question on Sydney Harbour.The couple tied the knot on 9 April 2016 at Hopewood House in Bowral, New South Wales.
Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie Wedding
The pair tied the knot in April 2016, in a lavish ceremony held at Hopewood House in the upmarket town of Bowral, outside of Sydney.
Emma Watkins Separation with Lachlan Gillespie
On 3 August 2018, Watkins and Gillespie announced their separation. A source stated that Lachlan tried absolutely everything to make the marriage work, but in the end, he could not. He was left Heartbroken.
On Thursday 30 August 2018, Emma stated that she initiated their separation after two years of marriage as they were both unhappy. She said they parted ways during a challenging year that saw her battle health woes, including undergoing surgery for endometriosis and a leukemia scare.
In an Instagram post captioned below, Emma Watkins wrote, “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.”
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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
in April, Emma took three months off performing to undergo surgery for endometriosis. She suffered further health struggles after the surgery, which required her to undergo a blood transfusion and at one point, she faced the possibility that she might have leukemia.