The way they were: A look back at former Wiggles' power couple Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie's short-lived marriage

From bandmates to besties to husband and wife... and then, the friendliest of exes, these two have had quite the journey.

By Bella Brennan
When the Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie fell in love with his co-star, Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins, their love story fast became one of the nations most treasured fairy tales.
The pair kept their covert romance under wraps before going public with their secret relationship in 2015.
Two months after revealing they were together, children and parents around the world rejoiced when Emma and Lachy announced they were engaged in May 2015.
Lachy popped the question with a breathtaking ruby red sparkler by the picturesque setting of Sydney Harbour.
In April 2016, the children's entertainers tied the knot in a stunning ceremony at Hopewood House in Bowral, NSW in front of 200 friends and family.
But just two years after that joyous day, it was all over.
In August 2018, Emma and Lachy shocked fans by announcing their separation.
"We have chosen a different path to travel in our personal lives, but please know that we are stronger than ever," they said in a joint statement.
And while having to keep showing up to work every day with your ex-husband could spell disaster, the stars have managed to defy the odds and remain the best of friends.
Just this week, when Emma announced her engagement to fellow Wiggles bandmate Oliver Brian her ex-husband was one of the first people to offer his love and well wishes.
"Love you guys," Lachy said with a slew of purple love heart emojis.
Meanwhile when the Purple Wiggle went public with his engagement to Wiggles dancer Dana Stephensen last April, Emma also showed her support by commenting on the post with three hearts.
These two really are the epitome of friendly exes!
While their marriage may be no more, we could all learn a thing or two from Emma and Lachy's civil approach to consciously uncoupling. Keep scrolling as we take a look back at their road to romance and beyond