Kermit and Miss Piggy Have Broken Up

Aug 04, 2015

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced that they have broken up, just a month before The Muppets TV reboot premieres on ABC.

Here's the statement that appears on both characters' Facebook pages:

"After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship. 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. Thank you for your understanding."

The two appeared together at a Television Critics Association panel Tuesday, where Kermit revealed his new "girlfriend" works in marketing at ABC:

Miss Piggy remained her confident self:

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Caroll Spinney joined Sesame Street in its inaugural 1969 season playing both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.Courtesy Robert Fuhring
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