'The Wiggles' stars Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie split after 2 years of marriage

It's a bittersweet day for fans of the Wiggles.

Emma Watkins (yellow Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (purple Wiggle), a couple who perform together as part of the popular children's band, announced via Facebook on Thursday that they are separating after two years of marriage.

In an emotional joint statement, Watkins and Gillespie revealed they have, and continue to share, "the most beautiful life together."

"We wanted to let you know that privately for the last six months we have been navigating through a trial separation, and we have made the decision to separate as a couple. Throughout that period, we have performed hundreds of shows together and that is always a continued source of joy for us both," the statement read. "We have embraced this as a very positive change in our relationship."

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) (L-R) Lachlan Gillespie and Emma Watkins from children's band 'The Wiggles', who recently got engaged, poses between shows at the Golden Grove Arts Centre on May 5, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Naomi Jellicoe/Newspix/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) (L-R) Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie from children's band 'The Wiggles', who recently got engaged, poses between shows at the Golden Grove Arts Centre on May 5, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Naomi Jellicoe/Newspix/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) (L-R) Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie from children's band 'The Wiggles', who recently got engaged, poses between shows at the Golden Grove Arts Centre on May 5, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Naomi Jellicoe/Newspix/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) (L-R) Lachlan Gillespie and Emma Watkins from children's band 'The Wiggles', who recently got engaged, poses between shows at the Golden Grove Arts Centre on May 5, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Naomi Jellicoe/Newspix/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins, and Simon Pryce of The Wiggles pose for a photo at the SiriusXM Studios on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie arrive for the 29th Annual ARIA Awards 2015 at The Star on November 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND - May 18 : (L-R) Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Anthony Field and Emma Watkins of The Wiggles perform at Dreamworld on May 18, 2016 in Queensland, Australia. (Photo by Matrix/GC Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie arrive ahead of The Book of Mormon opening night at the Lyric Theatre, Star City on March 9, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10: Emma Watkins and Lachlan Gillespie poses at the ART of Fashion designer catwalk showcase at the Art Gallery Of NSW on March 10, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Anthony Field, Lachlan Gillespie, Emma Watkins, and Simon Pryce of the Wiggles pose for a portrait during the 28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 at the Star on November 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: (L-R) Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins and Anthony Field of The Wiggles attend Meet The Wiggles at Pier 78 on August 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: (L-R) Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Anthony Field and Emma Watkins of The Wiggles visit SiriusXM's Kid's Place Live at the SiriusXM Studios on May 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
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"Our incredible friendship has been strengthened throughout this time and what we have discovered is that, more than ever, first and foremost we love and adore performing as Emma and Lachy in The Wiggles and having the privilege of celebrating this happiness with extraordinary families around the world. We have chosen a different path to travel in our personal lives, but please know that we are stronger than ever and we can’t wait to see you at a show soon," the statement continued. "We will not be commenting beyond this, and we thank you in advance for respecting our privacy. Lots of love, Emma and Lachy."

Watkins, 28, and Gillespie, 32, reportedly started dating in 2013, and tied the knot at the Hopewood House in Bowral, New South Wales, on April 9, 2016.

In happier news, one of Hollywood's favorite couples, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, are still going strong. The power duo, who have been dating for nearly a year and a half, haven't been able to stop gushing over each other in various interviews.

The former MLB pro was recently a guest on the Today show, where he marveled over how he and Lopez started dating at exactly the right time in their lives.

"If this happened while we were in our 20s, it would've never happened," he admitted. "It was just too much craziness. I wasn't mature enough. We're both in our 40s, we're both from New York. We both come from Latino backgrounds, we both have two kids. We've both been through a lot and can really appreciate each other, both the good and the challenges."

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