By Hollywood standards, their romance is one for the books by virtue of its longevity.
So when Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, whose romantic escapades go back to the early days of the long-running children’s television show Sesame Street, announced their separation, it marked the end of an era.
It also set a new a new dynamic for the upcoming The Muppets television show.
In a joint statement posted online, Miss Piggy and Kermit said they will not be involved romantically but will continue to work together on television and other projects, according to Reuters.
“After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Kermit the Frog and moi have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship,” Miss Piggy said on her Facebook page.
“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 … unless we get the right offer.”
ABC’s revival of The Muppets, airing in September, will follow the much-loved characters behind the scenes of Miss Piggy’s new late night show in a “mockumentary” manner, Variety reports.
The Muppets, a collection of puppet characters created by Jim Henson in the 1950s and owned by Walt Disney Co, have become a staple of American pop culture.
In the 1970s variety TV series The Muppets, Kermit would oversee the theatrical troupe of wayward characters as Miss Piggy vied, often with karate chops, for the spotlight.
Kermit will be an executive producer on Miss Piggy’s talk show which will have guests such as Reese Witherspoon.
Muppets fans took to social media on Tuesday to express hopes that Miss Piggy and Kermit may still have a future together.
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