Muppets breakup: Kermit and Miss Piggy
Published: August 5, 2015
Muppets breakup: Kermit and Miss Piggy, Terrible news for fans of Hollywood true love: Miss Piggy and Kermit, arguably the most celebrated couple of stage and screen, have announced the end of their romantic relationship.
Miss Piggy, of uncertain age but very definite youth, posted a statement on her social media accounts in which she said that their personal lives are now “distinct and separate”:
After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Kermit the Frog and moi have made the…
Posted by Miss Piggy on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Speaking at a press conference in Beverly Hills on Monday to promote the new-look Muppet show which will run on ABC later this year, Kermit admitted the split has been tough for both he and Miss Piggy.
“People change. So do frogs and pigs. … We were together for a long, long time and it’s personal,” Kermit said.
Kermit also acknowledged starting a new relationship with another pig, a woman named Denise who works in ABC Marketing.
While Miss Piggy also appeared at the event, she did not join Kermit for the one-on-one video interviews that followed, leaving her ex carrying the whole promotional load for the new series, which will go behind-the-scenes of another series, “Up Late with Miss Piggy.”
“We did have a number of possible titles for that show that we went through,” Kermit recalled. “We started out with, ‘Don’t Look Now! It’s Miss Piggy.’ ‘Oh, no! It’s Miss Piggy.’ ‘The Late Miss Piggy.’ None of them seemed to work, so we went with ‘Up Late.’ It’s a late-night talk show on after Kimmel sometime in the wee hours. And then ABC came along and said, ‘We would like unfettered access to shoot the behind the scenes.’ And I said, ‘I’m not quite sure what ‘unfettered’ means.’ But somehow we figured it out.”
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