It’s not easy being green -- or apparently being married to Miss Piggy. On Tuesday, Kermit the Frog, who stars in the upcoming ABC mockumentary “The Muppets,” revealed during the 2015 Television Critics Association summer press tour that his relationship with the blunt and beautiful pig was over. (Love is officially dead, guys.)
“It’s a day-by-day, moment-by-moment process,” Kermit reportedly said, adding that he and Miss Piggy have gone their “separate ways romantically.” However, despite the longtime lovers' breakup, the duo will continue to have a professional relationship, beginning this fall when they both star in the Randall Einhorn-directed comedy.
“It can be tough to work with your ex,” Kermit acknowledged, before revealing that an official statement giving details of the split is being released to the press. “I don’t want to betray anything,” he said. But we do feel betrayed, Kermit. Especially after the actor revealed he was dating a new pig named Denise, who apparently “works in marketing.”
— Kermit the Frog (@KermitTheFrog) August 4, 2015
But Miss Piggy, being the fabulous pig she is, wasn’t phased by Kermit’s new inamorata. In fact, the karate-chopping diva divulged that she knew it was only a matter of time before she and the sweet, green amphibian went their separate ways.
“Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed up in the heavens,” the confident “Muppet” star said during the TCA panel, adding that the breakup has actually been good for the upcoming series. “Any kind of attention is good publicity.”
“The Muppets” will follow the “day-to-day duties” of our favorite characters during the production of “Up Late with Miss Piggy” on ABC – a fictional late-night talk show starring the newly single camera hog that pretends to follow “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Muppets” fans can also expect to see on the series other beloved characters, including Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Animal, Fozzie Bear, Scooter and more of Jim Henson's iconic creatures.
“The Muppets” will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22, on ABC, at 8 p.m. EDT.