“Muppets” star Kermit the Frog has wasted no time moving on from his breakup with longtime girlfriend Miss Piggy and is now dating an ABC marketer named Denise, according to a story in People magazine.
“He calls her his girlfriend,” an anonymous (of course) source told People.
Veteran Muppet observers could have predicted this.
Kermit and Miss Piggy, who were together for close to 40 years, have been slinging veiled insults at each other since the breakup was announced last month — perhaps not so coincidentally in conjunction with the production of their new ABC show, “The Muppets.”
“Dating moi is like flying close to the sun,” Miss Piggy said at the Television Critics Association gathering in early August. “It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens.”
In response, Kermit — who is producing Miss Piggy’s “Up Late with Miss Piggy,” the show-within-a-show of “The Muppets” — noted that he was trying to stay above the fray.
“We can be professionals. Well, one of us can. Me,” he told the Guardian.
Apparently Miss Piggy has also engaged in diva behavior on set. Her complaints won Kermit a $20 bet.
However, celebrities have lined up behind Miss Piggy. Liam Hemsworth has posted all of one photo to his new Instagram account, and it consists of the “Hunger Games” star with the porcine performer.
Fans of the Muppets — or bad celebrity behavior — will have to see how this all plays out on the TV show (which begins Sept. 22, by the way). So far, however, no other Muppet is talking — even the Swedish Chef. At least, we don’t think he’s saying anything.