In a newly released photo, Miss Piggy and longtime love Kermit call it quits

By Lindsay Kimble
September 02, 2015 10:45 AM
Pacific Coast News

It’s the end of an era – captured on film!

Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog‘s August split sent shockwaves across the country and left us all questioning: Is love dead?

In a new photo, the Muppets costars, who were together for 40 years, are seen calling it quits during what appears to be a brutal argument.

Clad in one of her usual high-fashion ensembles, Miss Piggy looks shocked as she and Kermit have a heated conversation.

The former longtime loves are putting on a happy face while continuing to work together on the swine fashionista’s talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy, but things are likely to hit a sour note as Kermit has already moved on with another lady.

Though the 60-year-old was photographed looking cozy with Denise, a head of marketing at ABC, on Tuesday, he tweeted that he’s playing the field.

Denise and Kermit
Andrea McCallin/ABC

The pair has been working together on the broadcasting company’s docuseries The Muppets – a show that will cover the behind-the-scenes action of Up Late.

“She’s always stopping by the set of Up Late,” a source told PEOPLE of Denise. “He calls her his girlfriend.”

But Kermit denied things are that serious. “It is true that I am dating again,” he tweeted. “However, at this time no one woman – pig or otherwise – is my official ‘new girlfriend.’ We are simply close friends.”

Piggy, 41, has yet to comment on the amphibian’s new relationship, but it appears she may have found new love, as well.

An Instagram post from actor Liam Hemsworth, shared on Tuesday, alluded to a budding relationship between the pig and him.

“Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world,” he wrote.

There’s no telling if Piggy and Kermit’s relationship is over for good, but if the diva’s harsh comments about her ex during a recent press conference are any indication, all signs point to no.

“Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens,” Piggy said.

The Muppets premieres Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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