Purple Wiggle Lachie confirms new relationship
Don't they make a cute couple!
Editor / October 18 2019
Lachlan Gillespie, better known as Lachy Wiggle has shared a new Instagram post with dancer Dana Stephensen.
It is the first time that Lachy and Dana have posed together since the news about their relationship became public.
Watch: Emma Wiggle dances with Dana Stephensen
Many fans were quick to congratulate the couple, supportive of the happy news.
"Lachy~you make my little daughter so happy! I am glad you are happy too!❤️❤️", said one.
"You deserve it. Glad to see you so happy." said another.
Lachlan ‘Lachy’ Gillespie has reportedly found love with Dana Stephensen - an Australian Ballet senior artist.
It is believed that Lachy and Dana met on the set of The Wiggles last year.
“All The Wiggles members, including Emma, are really happy for Lachy” reported The Daily Telegraph.
Emma and Lachy were previously married for 2 years before their shock separation that devastated loyal Wiggle fans.
Dana was also previously married to Michael Kai who she shares a four-year-old son.
Speaking to Yahoo at the ARIA awards on Nov. 28, the Red Wiggle revealed, "Emma and Lachy have been incredible, the way they're working through it. It must be difficult at times personally but you would never know, they're incredibly professional."
“We’ve done a Canadian tour together, we’ve filmed, recorded. It really is business as usual,” Simon added.
Emma and Lachlan announced they had decided to part ways after two years of marriage via The Daily Telegraph.
The couple's statement said: "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."
The star’s continued, "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."
Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.