Purple Wiggle Lachy Gillespie has announced his engagement to ballet dancer Dana Stephensen.

Lachy made the announcement on Instagram on Monday, saying ‘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,’ he wrote, alongside a selfie with his bride-to-be and her son, Jasper, four.’’

In an awesome twist to the engagement, Dana revealed that Lachy had already proposed to her but this was her son Jasper and her turn to take on the honours.

‘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 began.

‘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.’

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Dana and Lachy met on the set of The Wiggles and began dating just a year after his two-year marriage to Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins ended.

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