LOS ANGELES — It’s the end of an era — Kermit the frog and Miss Piggy have gone their separate ways. They announced their split on Twitter in a statement.
“After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship,” writes Kermit. “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.”
However, Kermit was asked about the break-up at the 2015 TCA summer press tour session for “The Muppets.” Kermit says working together with Miss Piggy on her late-night show is a work in progress.
“It’s a day-by-day, moment-by-moment process … It can be tough to work with your ex,” says Kermit. “It can be tough to be the executive producer on your ex’s late-night TV show, especially when your ex is a pig.”
Later, when Miss Piggy joined the panel, the relationship was mostly congenial but there is definitely some tension.
Kermit: “It is entirely professional. … We’re both professional adults.”
Miss Piggy: “One of us is certainly professional.”
Kermit: “And one of us certainly adult.”
Miss Piggy: “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 also revealed to the TCA audience that he is dating someone new — a pig named Denise who works in ABC marketing.
“The Muppets” premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22 on ABC.