It’s been a summer of upsetting celebrity splits—Ben and Jen, Gavin and Gwen—but this is the most upsetting of them all. The beloved Muppets couple, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, have decided to separate.
They announced their conscious uncoupling on Tuesday, leaving fans around the world shocked and dismayed—how can Miss Piggy exist without her Kermie? The ex-couple broke the news in Facebook statements saying this decision came after “thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling.”
“We will continue to work together on television … However, our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al.,” read the separate but identical statements on their respective Facebook accounts.
Kermit has been wearing his heart on his sleeve, letting fans know that it was Miss Piggy who initiated the split. “It’s not easy,” he said in a video to ABC about working with Miss Piggy after the breakup. Conversely, Miss Piggy took to Twitter to let people know that the split is not a publicity stunt.
.@Alancumming Oh, dear Alan… As much as moi loves a good publicity stunt, this is not one! Let your cute, single friends know, ‘kay?
— Miss Piggy (@RealMissPiggy) August 5, 2015
And it certainly can’t be easy for an ex-couple who has a long history together. They first fell in love back in 1976 while working on The Muppet Show, which ran for five seasons. They also worked on countless TV specials and movies together.
Will Kermit ever move on? Looks like he’s already #OverIt.
This news comes just before ABC’s revival of The Muppets, which is set to air in September. According to Variety, the show will follow the Muppets behind-the-scenes of Miss Piggy’s new late-night show that takes on a mockumentary style. Kermit is said to be the executive producer the show.