Bert and Ernie are just friends. That’s according to Sesame Street’s latest statement.
Please see our statement below regarding Bert and Ernie. pic.twitter.com/6r2j0XrKYu
— Sesame Workshop (@SesameWorkshop) September 18, 2018
This statement was released after Mark Saltzman, who spent 15 years writing for Sesame Street, said he always considered Bert and Ernie to be in a relationship when he wrote the show. He says he pulled inspiration from his real life relationship with filmmaker Arnold Glassman.