Many couples have mirrored their relationship on this fine example - but lovers are set to be disillusioned as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have officially split up.
The Muppets stars have been together for many years, starring alongside each other on TV and in films. But on Tuesday, they both took to their Facebook pages to confirm that they have decided to call time on their romance.
“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 wrote. “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… unless we get the right offer. Thank you for your understanding.”
Kermit posted a near identical statement on his own social networking page, however he claimed that it was his former partner who had made the decision to terminate their relationship.
However the star seems to be taking the split in his stride, as he confirmed during a Television Critics Association summer press tour that he is already in a new relationship with another pig called Denise who “works in marketing” at ABC.
“It’s a day-by-day, moment-by-moment process,” Kermit told TV Line, “Piggy and I have gone our separate ways romantically. It can be tough to work with your ex.”
However when Miss Piggy showed up at the event, late of course, she was quick to give her opinion on the matter.
“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,” she said.
Entertainment Weekly adds that she has also moved on to pastures new, and has been linked to That 70s Show actor Topher Grace.