At home with There’s a touch of royalty about this busy family-focused performer
The Wiggles have an intense touring schedule, but there was one ne date in April this year that Emma Watkins specifically requested be kept free.
It was the day she married fellow Wiggle, iggle, Lachlan (Lachy) Gillespie.
“My great-grandmother got married d on April 9, then mum married on April 9 and nd we got married on April 9 this year,” Emmaa says.
Emma became the first female Wigglegle when she donned the yellow skivvy four r years ago, joining original Wiggle Anthony Field ield at the same time as Lachy and Simon Pryce. ce.
“To think about when we started as Wiggles in training — that feels like a whole different era,” says Emma.
“Now we’re right into the swing of thishis Wiggling and it just doesn’t stop.”
When they are home in North Sydney, ey, Emma and Lachy enjoy spending time with their two galahs, Gucci and Baby, who live at Emma’s parents’ home the rest of the year. ear.
“Galahs normally stick to one person n but because we were all around them whenn they were growing up, they like everybody.”
The couple’s home is part of an 1890s s house that’s been divided into apartments. nts.
“The previous owner had beautiful French curtains and we decided to leave them and decorate everything to match,” Emma says.
The Wiggles will be a star act at Woolworths Carols In The Domain in the Royal Botanic Gardens on December 18. 8.
“Being at home and in Australia for Carols is such a lovely thing for us because we’re re here with our families as well.”
We have three fairy doors at our home. Our home is 130 years old and we’ve always felt there are fairies in it.
This goat lives in our garden. The house is on quite a big plot of land and the garden is shared.
Viktoria Novak mak makes my headpieces. She gave us th this illustration of us by Aaron Fava Favaloro for our wedding.
Emma Watkins, children’s performer in The Wiggles
Heritage apartment in North Sydney she shares with husband and fellow Wiggle, Lachlan Gillespie
Mother’s wedding dress. I wore this dress at my engagement party
My grandmother’s maiden name was Royal and I grew up thinking Nana was Queen Elizabeth because they look so alike. I think that’s why I love wearing crowns and tiaras, everything’s royal
We finally get to see our family when we’re home. We travel for eight to nine months of the year. Lachy and I are really lucky we are together because when we are touring we don’t feel too homesick because we have each other