UPDATE (Thursday, June 20, 2:00 a.m. ET): “Simpsons”; superfans were sent weeping earlier this month when showrunner Al Jean hinted at a possible separation between Homer and Marge Simpson.
Now, the patriarch and matriarch of the longest-running American show on television have taken to Youtube to address the split rumours. “Homy and I are here to address baseless rumours that we are going to split up,”; Marge says in a new video titled “Together Forever.”;
“Marjorie and I are as solid as a rock,”; Homer added.
Watch the cartoon couple shoot down split rumours below:
UPDATE (Thursday, June 11, 9:40 a.m. ET): Simpsons showrunner Al Jean has taken to Twitter to clarify his headline-making remarks that Homer and Marge are splitting up.
Suggesting his season-27 tease that “Homer and Marge legally separate”; had been misinterpreted (let’s assume the couple gets back together by the episode’s end), he issued a tweet that will elicit a chuckle from fans of The Beatles: “I DIDN’T SAY Homer and Marge are breaking up I said they are BIGGER THAN JESUS.”;
— Al Jean (@AlJean) June 10, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsEven Bart Simpson himself dismissed the rumours:
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) June 10, 2015
The longest lasting couple in T.V. history are set to split after 26 seasons.
Executive producer of “The Simpsons”;, Al Jean, told Variety that Homer and Marge will be calling it quits in the show’s upcoming season, its 27th.
“It’s discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy – a chronic neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep, causing uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep, even during activities that demand attention – and it’s an incredible strain on the marriage,”; he says.
The new love interest for Homer will be appearing in the new season as a regular guest.
“Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who’s voiced by Lena Dunham,’ Jean says. “We’ll have cameos from the other women from Girls.'”;
But this isn’t the first time Homer has strayed. In a season five episode titled “The Last Temptation of Homer”;, Homer almost cheats on Marge and even goes to the hotel to meet the mistress, voiced by Michelle Pfeiffer.
Homer ends up feeling guilty before anything happens and instead invites Marge to join him.