Homer and Marge are set to “legally separate” after 26 years of marriage, according to The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean.
Speaking to Variety, Jean confirmed the shocking news, saying that Homer goes on to fall in love with his pharmacist, voiced by ‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham.
Whether the couple get back together is yet to be confirmed but considering some of the storms they’ve weathered in the past, anything more than a temporary split would be a shock.
Apparently, it’s when Homer is (finally) diagnosed with narcolepsy that things begin to fall apart between him and Marge, as his condition puts incredible strain on their marriage.
This news comes after Jean also announced that Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart Simpson in this year’s Halloween episode and, most important of all, Spider Pig will return for the show’s 27th season.
Let’s hope these two can work things out. I don’t think we could cope with a full blown Simpsons divorce!