The Wiggles star Lachlan Gillespie has reportedly ‘found love’ with ballerina Dana Stephensen, who he is believed to have met while filming the children’s TV show.
And it appears that Dana, a senior artist The Australian Ballet, didn’t just hit it off with the Purple Wiggle during her time on set last December.
Daily Mail Australia has discovered footage of the brunette getting along famously with Lachlan’s ex-wife Emma Watkins, a.k.a. The Yellow Wiggle, behind the scenes.
Footage has emerged of The Wiggles’ Lachlan ‘Lachy’ Gillespie’s ‘new girlfriend’ Dana Stephensen (left) on set of the show with his ex-wife Emma Watkins (right)
In the footage, Emma, 29, and Dana, 33, are seen stretching on the floor of a dance studio while sharing a laugh together.
The video was filmed four months after Emma and Lachlan announced their split in August 2018, as Dana joined the group for Big Ballet Day.
Speaking to the camera, Emma said it was a ‘dream come true’ working with Dana.
‘When we found out who the dancers were, we got so excited. For me, they’re dancers that I have been watching for years,’ she said.
Besties? In the behind-the-scenes video, Emma, 29, and dancer Dana, 33, are seen stretching on floor in the studio while enjoying a giggle together
Welcome to the work place! Their friendly display, filmed four months after Emma and Lachlan announced their split, came as Dana joined the group for Big Ballet Day
Lachlan, 33, also couldn’t hide his joy after welcoming Dana onto the show.
‘We’ve said it all week, but it is the greatest experience to watch the dancers do their thing,’ he said in the behind-the-scenes footage.
‘What I love is that we get the beautiful, and technical, strength of the ballet mixed in with the fun of The Wiggles.’
‘They’re dancers that I have been watching for years’: Speaking to camera, Emma said it was a ‘dream come true’ working with Dana
‘We’ve said it all week, but it is the greatest experience to watch the dancers do their thing,’ Lachlan also gushed about Dana and her team in the behind-the-scenes video
It is unclear when Lachlan and Dana began ‘dating’ after their initial meeting in December, but his ex-wife is said to be thrilled for him.
‘All The Wiggles members, including Emma, are really happy for Lachy,’ a source told The Sunday Telegraph over the weekend.
They added: ‘He and Emma remain friends and both want the best for one another.’
‘All The Wiggles members, including Emma, are really happy for Lachy,’ a source told The Daily Telegraph on Sunday of Lachlan’s (L) alleged romance with Dana (R)
Chance encounter! It is believed Dana (circled, centre) met Lachlan (circled, right) alongside his now ex-wife Emma (circled, below) on set of a music video in December
After filming in December, Dana spoke positively of her experience working with the group and also shared photos of herself with both Lachlan and Emma.
‘What an amazing group of people we had the pleasure of working with today, The Wiggles,’ she wrote in a lengthy caption.
‘I’m absolutely in awe of their talents and humbled by their kindness.
‘Also, can never thank them enough for giving me the best street cred going around the daycare scene – perhaps the only time in my life I’m going to be a cool mum.’
Dana was previously married to Melbourne photographer Michael Kai, with whom she shares custody of a four-year-old son.
‘I’m absolutely in awe of their talents’: Taking to Instagram at the time, the 33-year-old brunette gushed over the music group. Pictured: Dana with Emma in December
In August last year, Lachlan and Emma announced their split.
The former couple – who joined The Wiggles in 2013 and started dating weeks later – had married in Bowral, New South Wales in 2016.
Despite their break-up, Lachlan and Emma have vowed to remain friends and still perform together in The Wiggles.
‘To be able to realise as a couple that we were going different ways and to stay as close as we are is a real testament, I think, to both of us,’ Lachlan said in a statement.
‘I love her more now than anything and she loves me more than anything.’
The end: Last August, Lachlan and Emma, who joined The Wiggles in 2013 and started dating weeks later, announced their shock split. Pictured in 2017
‘I love her more now than anything’: Despite their break-up, Lachlan and Emma have vowed to remain friends and still perform together in The Wiggles