Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are splitting up. The news came via Twitter and Miss Piggy’s profile. The two will continue to work together though. They have a new show coming up on ABC.
“After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship,” the two said on their respective Facebook pages. We will continue to work together on television (‘The Muppets’/Tuesdays 8pm this fall on ABC) and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe. However, our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al. This is our only comment on this private matter,” the message continued. “Thank you for your understanding”.
— Miss Piggy (@RealMissPiggy) August 4, 2015
This is What Miss Piggy wrote on her Twitter profile. The two have been, let’s say, a couple for almost 40 years. “It’s not easy. It’s not as easy as being green, I’ll tell you that. We can be professionals. Well, one of us can. Me” Kermit told The Guardian.
Kermit even went on to give an exclusive interview for Entertainment Tonight in which he goes into new details about the show and reveals he already has a new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Miss Piggy replied to Kermit’s remarks with: “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”.
So, is the two most famous Muppets’ relationship completely ruined? Not quite. The split comes right before a new show which both plug heavily in their announcements and interviews. Furthermore, Kermit will be the executive producer on Miss Piggy’s new talk show that will be separate from “The Muppets”. Basically the split serves as a publicizing tool for the shows, but good luck trying to explain that to your kids. Or some of Kermit’s remarks in the video.