The Wiggles' Lachlan Gillespie holds twin girls after shock arrival

Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie has shared the first photo of him holding his new twin daughters on his Instagram page.

The snap comes just hours after The Wiggles fans were left in shock over the announcement that he and his fiancée, Dana Stephensen, had welcomed two bundles of joy into the world.

Lachlan Gillespie in hospital with his twin daughters
Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie has posted a photo with his twin baby girls. Photo: Instagram/lachy_wiggle

The couple, who got engaged in April, kept the pregnancy a complete secret, right up until Lottie and Lulu arrived.

“Oh Lulu and Lottie, your mummy and daddy love you with all we have - you are both so beautiful - and I would love to sing to you both forever,” Lachy wrote in an Instagram post.

Dana echoed his sentiments, writing: “Lulu and Lottie - our two little sweethearts.”

Earlier today, Lachy took to his Instagram to post a photo showing milk all over his white T-shirt, alongside the caption: “Lesson 1: When dad bottle feeding express milk for the first time, don’t get over excited and feed her too much.”

 Locky from The Wiggles and Dana Stephensen in hospital with their baby girls
Locky and his fiancée, Dana Stephensen, welcomed the Lulu and Lottie into the world last week. Photo: Instagram/lachy_wiggle

Back in April, he revealed that Dana had popped the question to him in an Instagram post.

“On Thursday night, Dana asked me to marry her at home under a fairy light sky and a very excited little boy in a beautiful bow tie,” Lachy wrote.

Dana also took to her Instagram account to gush over Lachy, saying he had actually proposed first but she wanted to ask him the ‘special question’ with her son by her side.


”At the end of our summer holidays, I walked into the most beautiful surprise - a room filled with the most incredible flowers and Lachy singing at his piano and then asking me to marry him. It was such a surprise and so special. Our faces say it all,” she wrote.

“It was something very meaningful for us to both have the opportunity to propose to one another, each in our own way. Last week, with the most beautiful (and excited!) little boy by my side in a special bow tie, it was our time to ask Lachy our special question - and it was so, so wonderful.”

The Wiggles' Locky with milk on his white T-shirt in hospital after having twin daughters
Locky has already shared some jokes about being a new father. Photo: Instagram/lachy_wiggle

Lachlan was previously married to Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins but the pair parted ways in August 2018 before he went public with Dana in October 2019.

The pair have remained amicable, with Emma telling Stellar magazine in December last year that she predicted her ex-husband and Dana would be the perfect match.

"Dana and Lachy have a similar energy, and I said to a friend that they would be perfect together," she said.

"But she was in a relationship, so I didn't say anything to him."

Dan previously opened up about motherhood, speaking about her young son Jasper, who was born in 2015, saying that becoming a mother truly changed her life.

“Motherhood teaches you so much and it opens up this treasure box of new things that you explore and performing is so much about life experiences,” she told the Daily Mail.

“Pregnancy is one of the most formative life experiences I've had and it informs so much of my work now.”

Like Lachy, she has been married before, to photographer Michael Kai.

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