Miss Piggy and Kermit have split up, in latest of devastating celebrity breakups

The couple have appeared alongside each other since 1976

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In the latest celebrity split to crush fans the world over, talent show stars Kermit and Ms Piggy have called it quits.

The couple confirmed their relationship is over at the ABC panel for TV critics on Tuesday.

The announcement was followed by official an official cementing the worst for fans, which was released on their respective Twitter accounts.

“People change. So do frogs and pigs. ... We were together for a long, long time and it's personal,” Kermit said.

The superstar frog also revealed that he has started a new relationship with another pig named Denise, who works in ABC’s marketing department.

But as is the way with many Hollywood breakups, the news broke during a panel where the couple were launching a new mockumentary-style The Muppets Show with co-executive producers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell.

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, before the split (Image: AFP)

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The programme will take viewers backstage as Kermit and co. produce his now ex-girlfriend’s late-night talk show “Up Late With Miss Piggy.”

The couple, however, had said they will remain professional when they film the show.

Some eight years in the works, the show will premiere on 22 September on ABC.

Miss Piggy and Kermit have parted ways amid reports that ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik has ended his engagement with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards. The reports followed confirmation that former No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani is ending her 12-year marriage with musician Gavin Rossdale.

Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale have three sons together (Image: Getty)

Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are still dealing the fallout from the oddly-worded announcement of their split. The actress stated this week that she did not write that she “consciously uncoupled” when announcing the end of their marriage, but used a similar version of the phrase.