Wiggles exes’ unusual living situation

 

They split two years ago, but that hasn't stopped former Wiggles couple Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie self-isolating together during the coronavirus pandemic.

Watkins, 30, and Gillespie, 34, began dating in 2013 after joining the beloved kids' music group and tied the knot in 2016. But by 2018, the romance was over and the pair announced they were amicably parting ways.

They've both since gone on to find love again, with Gillespie engaged to principal ballet dancer Dana Stephenson and Watkins dating Wiggles musician Oliver Brian.

Gillespie and Watkins at the 2015 Aria Awards. Picture: Christian Gilles
Gillespie and Watkins at the 2015 Aria Awards. Picture: Christian Gilles

 

And clearly things are still very friendly between the exes, with Watkins telling the Australian Women's Weekly that they've spent the isolation period - along with Wiggles bandmates Anthony Field and Simon Pryce - in lockdown together in order to continue releasing more music together.

She explained that they all felt a responsibility to help "alleviate the fears of children and parents" during this unprecedented period.

"Parents are juggling being a teacher, a chef and a parent," Watkins told the magazine.

"Around the world, we have parents asking, 'please make more content!' and it makes you think we're responsible for providing entertainment at the moment so we'll just keep going."

 

The former couple performed on stage together during a live-streaming event at the Sydney Opera House on June 13, 2020. Picture: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images
The former couple performed on stage together during a live-streaming event at the Sydney Opera House on June 13, 2020. Picture: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images


And Watkins and Gillespie aren't the only famous exes seeing out the COVID-19 pandemic under the same roof.

In April, eyebrows were raised when it was revealed Demi Moore was self-quarantining with her ex-husband, Bruce Willis, and their three grown-up daughters in their Idaho home.

To make the situation more unusual: Willis' wife of 11 years Emma Heming and their two daughters Mabel, eight, and Evelyn, five, were not present, and were instead 1500km south of Idaho in Los Angeles.

 

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Instagram
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Instagram


In an interview released shortly afterwards, Scout Willis explained the family's decision.

"It's been so funny because to me they're just like my super f***ing weird parents but to everyone else, they're at this different level," Scout, 28, said on the Dopey podcast.

"It's actually been really cool. My stepmum was supposed to come up here with my little sisters but my younger sister, who is now about to be (6) years old, at a park, had never gotten the talk about not f***ing with hypodermic needles that she found, so she actually tried to poke her shoe with it and poked her foot.

"So my stepmum had to be in LA waiting to get the results from taking her to the doctor so my dad came up here and then travel got crazy so my stepmum stayed in LA with my little sisters."

Scout said it had been a treat reconnecting with her parents, who've remained friends since splitting two decades ago and through Moore's eight-year marriage to actor Ashton Kutcher, which ended in 2013.

"It's been really funny to have both of my parents in the house where they raised us, which has been really cute. They're both such nerdy, adorable, '90s parents in a small town where they chose to have their kids and not be in LA. It's been pretty cute."

 

Originally published as Wiggles exes' unusual living situation


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