Emma Watkins, aka the former Yellow Wiggle, has revealed the heartbreaking reality about her dream of starting a family with her new husband.
Emma Watkins has opened up about her struggles with fertility, revealing that her health battles may prevent her from ever becoming a mother.
The former Yellow Wiggle told The Daily Telegraph that her long battle with severe endometriosis had left her faced with the very real possibility that it might not happen.
“Speaking plainly, I just don’t know if I will be able to,” Watkins told The Daily Telegraph.
“After stage four endo, I am pretty realistic in the fact I don’t know what my chances are. If it happens, that would be amazing, if it doesn’t, that is okay too.”
Watkins tied the knot with partner Oliver Brian in a stunning country wedding ceremony earlier this month.
Watkins, 32, said “I do” in an afternoon garden party in the Victorian countryside, Vogue Australia reports.
The popular children’s entertainer, who quit The Wiggles last year to focus on her personal life, has shared a series of beautiful images from the celebrations on her Instagram account.
Emma told Vogue that the “Pride and Prejudice-inspired” event was “very emotional”.
She wore a ballerina-esque wedding dress that she described as “very me – ballerina skirt, party on the bottom, and then casual me on the top”.
Watkins took over from founding member Greg Page as the new Yellow Wiggle in 2012, and shocked fans when she announced in October last year that she was stepping aside. At the time, she explained that forced downtime during the Covid pandemic caused her to re-evaluate “what was important in life”.
Watkins announced her engagement to boyfriend and Wiggles bandmate Oliver Watkins in April this year. She’d earlier confirmed her romance with Brian, who plays the banjo for the group, in December 2019, telling Stellar: “Yes, I’m in love and I feel very excited to tell you.”
Watkins revealed that she and her beau had worked together for four years before he asked her to dinner, describing him as her “opposite”.
“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. He loves talking about the environment and food production.”
The news came three years after Watkins split from her husband Lachie Gillespie – aka the Purple Wiggle.