Kermit the Frog denies rumours of a relationship with ABC executive named Denise - but confirms he is dating in statement released on Twitter

The frog says they are 'good friends' despite suggesting otherwise in August

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Kermit the Frog has denied the rumours he is dating a pig named Denise - and has asked for his personal life to be kept private following a very public break-up with his partner of forty years, Miss Piggy.

Reports suggested that Kermit had moved on with Denise, an ABC marketing executive, during filming of The Muppets' new show, which is set to air on ABC later this month.

He had tweeted that he was 'seeing someone' who worked at the broadcaster, and many were quick to note the similarities between his new girlfriend and his former partner.

But Kermit has taken to Twitter to issue a statement, saying “Sheesh. I can’t believe I already have to do this again. Here is the official statement on my relationship status:”

In his statement, he admits he is “dating again” following the split but he is simply “good friends” with Denise. “No woman — pig or otherwise — is my official ‘new girlfriend’,” he says.

The initial statement about the break-up between Kermit and Miss Piggy was reportedly due to in-fighting.


The two said they decided to terminate their relationship "after careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling."

The New York Daily News reports that the new show will focus on Miss Piggy as she becomes the host of her own talk show. Although the drama off camera sounds far more interesting.