Divorce is rife amongst celebs these days and it sure has been a terrible season for Hollywood break-ups (we only need look to Jen and Ben, Gwen and Gavin and Miranda and Blake to see how bad it really is!).
Mostly shockingly however, is that another couple has bitten the dust and joined the extensive list of doomed relationships - Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy!
Yep, I didn't see it coming either.
In a joint statement, The Muppets former power couple announced that their love was no more, saying:
“After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship.”
How is the couple coping with the separation?
Any turbulent breakdown of a failing relationships is a tough time. Yet, both Kermit and Piggy are adamant that they wish to look forward:
"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 understanding.”
Despite it being a very sad occasion indeed, we couldn't help but notice that the statement sneakily went hand-in-hand with the forthcoming show reboot on ABC:
“We will continue to work together on television (‘The Muppets’ Tuesdays 8/7 C this fall on ABC) and in all media now known and hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe.”
Yet, a woman of strong conviction, Piggy aggressively insisted that it wasn't just a plug for The Muppets. It is most definitely over between the two ex-love birds. Responding to actor Alan Cumming on Twitter, she wrote this fun and flirty reply:
But what's the reason for the tragic break-up?
Opening up about the split, Kermit revealed:
"We were together for a long, long time, and we just kind of discovered that we had different important stuff [...] I don't really crave the spotlight in the same way. It was a lot of years of dealing with that."
Admittedly it must have been hard for him, considering Miss Piggy is one of the most diva-esque pigs in the business right now. Keeping up with her schedule and daily demands must have been exhausting.
And, is there a new special lady in Kermit's life?
But despite all of the drama, it appears that Kermit is dealing with the break-up well. When asked whether there was a new pig in his life, he nodded:
"Yes, there is. Her name is Denise. She is one of the heads of marketing with ABC. She's actually one of the people who had the idea to do this show."
And Miss Piggy, the proud pig that she is, reacted in pure diva style. Instead of lashing out in a tirade of tears and curses at Kermit for moving on so quickly, like many other strong-willed ladies before her, she simply took to social media. She posted a carefree selfie with her dog Foo-Foo, proving to her froggy ex that she's indeed a strong woman who don't need no man:
For more juicy details (you know you wanna hear 'em!), hear Kermit's full interview right here:
Humans of Hollywood, take note: THIS is how you address a public split.