05 August 2015
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy's Separation
Muppets fans the world over are mourning the demise of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy’s relationship.
The couple confirmed their split on Facebook on 4 August 2015 after what Kermit described as ”careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling.”
In the case of a divorce, the court would typically start on an equal division of the couple’s assets, though in their case it remains to be seen who is worth more. Despite Kermit the Frog being a successful actor and director, Miss Piggy’s merchandising deals may be worth more and she has enjoyed far more success as an author. Both parties would be well advised to seek professional legal advice about their finances on separation.
It is also worth noting that despite their extreme wealth, they will not be able to get a divorce any quicker than regular people, frogs or pigs. It will take four to six months, perhaps longer if Miss Piggy argues for a large share in the financial settlement in order to maintain her glamorous lifestyle as a fashion icon.
This isn’t the first time Hollywood’s longest-lasting power couple have had a falling out. In the Muppet Movie, Miss Piggy abandoned Kermit shortly after receiving a job offer, leaving the frog devastated. Miss Piggy also famously refused to work with Kermit on the telethon they ran to raise $10 million to buy back their theatre in The Muppets (2011 film).
Fears the end of their romantic relationship would signal the end of their professional on-screen relationship have been rife amongst Muppet fans. Fans of the Muppet brand need not worry as both of them have confirmed that they will continue to work with each other both on television and in the media.
The co-habiting couple have had an up and down relationship over the last 37-years but have always ended up back together. This has led many to question whether or not divorce really is the end for showbiz’s oldest couple.
The cause of the breakup remains unclear. Though there has been speculation that it must be something big seeing as throughout the course of their relationship they have battled through more than most Hollywood couples could withstand.
They first tied the knot in 1984, after staging a successful theatrical production in The Muppets Take Manhattan. Then in 2014, Miss Piggy nearly married Constantine, Kermit’s doppelganger, by mistake in Muppets Most Wanted.
It’s unknown whether or not the couple has a pre-nuptial agreement in place and unclear what will happen to their finances on separation.
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