It has been a brutal summer when it comes to romance. We've already seen the breakups of Ben and Jen, Blake and Miranda, Kourtney and Scott, and Charlize and Sean. In the past 24 hours alone, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Zayn Malick and Perrie Edwards, and Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock have announced their splits. Now we've yet another longtime celebrity couple to add to the love graveyard: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
Kermit announced their split on Tuesday.
"After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our relationship," Kermit wrote on Twitter. "We will continue to work together on television and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe."
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Kermit and Miss Piggy — a feminist pioneer who never switched out the Miss for the more common Mrs. — first got together in 1976, while they were starring in The Muppet Show. It was a classic Hollywood story: He was the beleaguered stage manager and she the erratic diva.
The two were then asked about the breakup during a panel at the Television Critics Association Tuesday.
"It’s a day-by-day, moment-by-moment process," Kermit said. "It can be tough to be the executive producer on your ex’s late-night TV show, especially when your ex is a pig."
Miss Piggy was a little more prickly about the split.
"I have no problem working with my ex, OK? It’s fine," she said. "You know what? Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens."
Kermit also revealed that he's already dating someone new: A pig named Denise who works in marketing at ABC. Someone has a type.
Hopefully, Kermit and Piggy can find a way to work together. They're making their return to television this fall on ABC.