Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog Have Broken Up!

"Our personal lives are now distinct and separate," the Muppets characters say

By Zach Johnson Aug 04, 2015 6:04 PMTags
Kermit, Miss PiggyKevin Winter/Getty Images

Maroon 5 was right: this summer's gonna hurt like a mother--ker.

Amid high-profile breakups (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner; Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani), The Muppets' Miss Piggy announced via social media Tuesday that she is no longer with Kermit the Frog. Naturally, the spotlight-loving swine and her former paramour also managed to plug their new half-hour show.

"After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Kermit the Frog and moi have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship. We will continue to work together on television (The Muppets/Tuesdays 8 p.m, 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.," she wrote on Facebook. "This is our only comment on this private matter...unless we get the right offer. Thank you for your understanding."

Kermit the Frog shared the same statement via his own social media.

The former couple's Muppet friends have yet to comment on the split.

Kermit the Frog actually broke the breakup news prior to releasing a joint statement with his ex. While at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Tuesday morning, he said, "It's a day-by-day, moment-by-moment process. Piggy and I have gone our separate ways romantically. It can be tough to work with your ex. There will be an official statement released in the press. I don't want to betray anything."

When Miss Piggy appeared onstage—fashionably late, of course—she said, "I have no problem working with my ex, OK? It's fine. 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 the Frog also confirmed that he is now dating another pig named Denise. She works in marketing at ABC.

The Muppets premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22, on ABC.

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