Emma Watkins: "We fell out of love a little bit"

The Wiggle reveals real reason for split and her shock health scare

September 05 2018

The Wiggles' Emma Watkins has revealed she fell out of love with Lachlan Gillespie, which prompted their shock split earlier this year.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Emma said she initiated the split because they were both unhappy. The couple were married for two years.

"It has been a weird time for us. I think we just realised that we were meant to be best friends," she said.

"I wanted to make the decision to separate," she continued. "I am very independent and my mum keeps telling me that no one is going to be able to tell me what to do.

"We are not really cranky at each other, we just realised that our situation had changed... probably more from me, than from him," the 28-year-old performer said.

A marriage break-up is not the only challenge she has faced this year. Emma has also had health issues to overcome including undergoing surgery for endometriosis and a leukaemia scare.

Shortly after the beginning of their trial separation early this year, Emma took time off to have surgery for endometriosis.

Post-surgery she needed to have a blood transfusion and at one point, she faced the possibility that she might have leukaemia.

Thankfully, the Wiggles performer is on the mend now, and the former couple say they plan to keep working together.