"Yes, I’m in love." Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins confirms she's in a new relationship.

Emma Watkins, known as the yellow Wiggle, has announced she is in a new relationship for the first time since her divorce from the purple Wiggle, Lachlan Gillespie.

“Yes, I’m in love,” Watkins shared exclusively with Stellar magazine.

Watkins confirmed she had formed a relationship with musician Oliver Brian, who she was friends with for four years as they worked alongside each other on The Wiggles set.

Speaking of her new boyfriend, Watkins shared: “He’s very opposite to me.”

“He’s a very calm and thoughtful person and I’ve always been interested in his mind and his take on life, and his morals,” the 30-year-old said.

“He loves talking about the environment and food production. It’s not very ‘Wiggly’, but it’s been nice for me to talk about things not just concerning ourselves, but people everywhere around the world.”


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Watkins added that she indeed feels happy in the new partnership, following the past few years which have involved a marriage breakdown and a struggle with acute endometriosis.

She said Brian has made her a more patient human and helped her become a less anxious person.

It comes after Gillespie shared he is also in a new relationship with Australian Ballet senior artist Dana Stephensen, who he also met through The Wiggles, following his high-profile split with Watkins.


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As for Watkins and Gillespie’s relationship, Emma shares she still has a strong friendship with her ex-husband and co-worker.

She also reflected on the public disappointment that transpired when the two announced their split in August 2018 after two years of marriage.

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Watkins and Gillespie announced their split in August 2018 after two years of marriage. Image: Instagram.

"Some people don’t understand it, they want us to be together – particularly the parents," Watkins told the publication.

"The children don’t care. The parents wanted to fall in love with that fairytale and that’s what we’re rebuilding now."

Watkins and Gillespie began dating in secret for two years and only publicly revealed their relationship in 2015, shortly before they got engaged.

They married in the rolling fields of NSW’s southern highlands in April 2016, before divorcing two years later.

However, despite the marriage breakdown, Watkins emphasises that she is grateful for the relationship they had.

"That was beautiful and we would never take that back because it was such a beautiful representation of our relationship and our friendship," Emma said.

The two remain close friends and co-workers, with Emma saying they still go to breakfast and lunch together when they are on tour.

You can read the full Stellar interview with Emma Watkins here