Hot potato for fans but Wig­gles duo still close

Sunday Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

THEY are go­ing through one of the coun­try’s most high pro­file and pub­lic di­vorces, but for Lachy Gille­spie and Emma Watkins, it’s busi­ness as usual.

With a world-wide fa­mous chil­dren’s brand to sell and a mega five-year con­tract in place, the for­mer Wig­gles power cou­ple are putting on a united front and have re­it­er­ated that their fans come first.

The pop­u­lar pair were sighted look­ing af­fec­tion­ate and re­laxed to­gether while grab­bing an ice-cream in Townsville on Fri­day, where The Wig­gles are cur­rently per­form­ing.

“They still have a won­der­ful friend­ship; they have al­ways been the best of friends and they’re in a good place,” a close friend told the Sun­day Mail.

“Their pri­or­ity right now is the tour and giv­ing their fans the best show pos­si­ble.”

Yel­low Wig­gle Emma, 28, and Pur­ple Wig­gle Lachy, 32, were one of Aus­tralia’s most trea­sured cou­ple’s af­ter they fell for one an­other while work­ing to­gether in The Wig­gles. The pair mar­ried in a tra­di­tional Scot­tish cer­e­mony at Hope­wood House, Bowral, NSW, in April 2016.

Ac­cord­ing to those close to the pair, not much has changed since they sep­a­rated eight months ago. They con­tinue to do yoga to­gether and dine as a team post- show.

In Au­gust, the yel­low and pur­ple Wig­gle an­nounced the end of their re­la­tion­ship af­ter just two years of mar­riage.

At the time, they re­leased a state­ment which read: “We 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.”

“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.”

The Wig­gles are at the Ade­laide En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre on Novem­ber 24-25.

Pic­ture: ZAK SIMMONDS

I’LL PAY: Emma Watkins and Lachy Gille­spie in a Townsville ice cream par­lour on Fri­day.

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