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Kermit kaput: Miss Piggy and her ‘Kermie’ break up

Staying professional amid the fallout of their relationship, Kermit the Frog (left) and his ex, Miss Piggy, joined writer/executive producer Bob Kushell at a panel to promote “The Muppets” TV show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday.
Staying professional amid the fallout of their relationship, Kermit the Frog (left) and his ex, Miss Piggy, joined writer/executive producer Bob Kushell at a panel to promote “The Muppets” TV show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday. Invision/AP

This summer sucks for love: Last week country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced the end of their marriage. On Monday singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale did the same. And most shocking of all: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced today they’re calling it quits after 40 years of cross-species romance.

“After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship,” the Muppet duo said in a joint statement via Twitter. “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.”

The couple’s love affair dates back to their television show and continued on through several movies. Kermit separately tweeted the he is currently seeing someone named Denise, who works in publicity at ABC — the network that will air the doomed couple’s upcoming project, “The Muppets.”

Remember Team Jen when Brad Pitt dumped Jennifer Aniston? How about Team Piggy?

But there’s hope: Ken and Barbie, that famous plastic pair, broke up in 2004 and got back together in 2011.

Miss Piggy and Kermit set their differences aside on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association to promote “The Muppets,” which premieres Sept. 22. The mockumentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the characters’ professional and private lives, including Kermit’s job as executive producer on Miss Piggy’s talk show.

“I have no problem working with my ex,” Miss Piggy said at the press tour.

When news of the breakup hit, fans went crazy on Twitter. To them, love was truly dead.

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