The Wiggles split: “Lachlan’s heart has been broken”

The children’s entertainer “desperately tried” to save his marriage.

August 05 2018

The Wiggles’ Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie shocked their fans earlier this week by announcing their split just two years after they tied the knot in 2016.

And now, friends have come forward to claim that purple Wiggle, Lachlan has been left devastated by his marriage breakdown.

"Lachy is absolutely heartbroken," a friend told Sunday Confidential.

"He was completely besotted by Emma and worshipped her and still does. 

"He tried absolutely everything to make it work, but in the end, he couldn't. His heart has been broken."

The news comes after a video resurfaced of the pair discussing their engagement, in which Emma reveals Lachy was initially hesitant about entering into a relationship with her.

In the clip, from the Tea With Jules YouTube series, Emma reveals that she fell in love with Lachlan the first day she met him, however it took Lachy longer.

"I have always loved Lachlan, since the very day I met you. It's taken Lachlan a long time," she said, before her fiance said: "I liked you too, it's just…"

Emma then went on to explain that they “dwindled” into their engagement.

"You become so close, and you work so closely together, that we already had such a good relationship before we dwindled into becoming engaged."

This article originally appeared New Idea.