One of the most iconic couples in showbiz, The Muppets' stars Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have sadly ended their decades long relationship. The couple’s shock split comes just months before 'The Muppets’ are due back on our screens, with a new reality series on ABC.

Kermit and miss PiggyKermit and Miss Piggy have sadly announced their break-up.

A statement on Miss Piggy’s Facebook page read, ‘After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Kermit the Frog and moi have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship.’

‘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.’

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‘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.’

In a press conference on Monday to promote the upcoming ‘Muppets’ show on ABC, Kermit addressed the spilt saying, "People change. So do frogs and pigs. ... We were together for a long, long time and it's personal.” Kermit also revealed that he has now starring seeing another pig, named Denise, who works in ABC Marketing.

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Speaking about the upcoming series, which is a fly-on-the-wall look at The Muppets, executive producer Bill Prady said, “For the first time we will be a little bit behind the mask (of the characters)'"

“We might even get a camera into Piggy’s house in the morning and catch her before she gets her makeup on,” the producer added. ‘The Muppets’ is set to premiere September 22, on ABC.