Everyone Is Losing Their Mind Over Kermit's New Girlfriend, Denise, on 'The Muppets Show'

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Plus, Kermit exclusively tells ET about Missy Piggy's replacement.

Well, Kermit the Frog wasted absolutely no time moving on from Miss Piggy.

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stars only just announced their split in August -- "After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship,” Kermit explained in a statement -- but he already has a new girlfriend, Denise.

Though now he denies it:

“We are simply close friends.” Ummmm, that’s not what you told ET, Kermit!

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When we exclusively spoke to the amphibian actor, 60, we asked if he had a new girlfriend. “I do, I’m very happy about that,” he revealed. “I don’t often mention her in interviews, because she’s not a celebrity. I don’t want to bring her into the limelight. Her name is Denise and I’ll just say she is the head of marketing for ABC."

We were first introduced to Denise in the 10-minute sizzle reel for the ABC series, though at the time, she looked...hmm. Different.

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Anyway, Twitter has wasted no time throwing shade Denise’s way:

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The Internet has also imagined how Missy Piggy will react to the news:

(That Miss Piggy version of “Bitch Better Have My Money” has never been more appropriate.)

Denise and Kermit’s new relationship even inspired multiple think pieces:

Those are real think pieces. Seriously. Others wonder why he only dates pigs:

Answer: “It’s the curly tail,” he told ET when we asked him the same question.


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As for Miss Piggy, she’s seems to have rebounded with...William Shatner?

MISS PIGGY! You can’t be sliding into anyone’s DMs like this!

ET also confirmed that Liam Hemsworth will appear on The Muppets. “Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world. Kermit, #SorryNotSorry,” he captioned an Instagram photo with Miss Piggy. So maybe she upgraded too.

Check out Kermit and six more stars we’re excited to have back on our TVs!