Barbie and Ken are splitsville.
The couple’s “business manager,” Russell Arons, vice president of marketing at Mattel, said that Barbie and Ken “feel it’s time to spend some quality time — apart.”
“Like other celebrity couples, their Hollywood romance has come to an end,” said Arons, who quickly added that the duo “will remain friends.”
Barbie met Ken in 1961 on the set of a TV commercial. But now she’s been linked to Blaine, an Australian boogie boarder.
Arons hinted Wednesday that the separation may be partially due to Ken’s reluctance to getting married. All those bridal Barbie dolls in toy chests around the globe are really just examples of Barbie’s wishful thinking, she explained.
Perhaps this will free Ken to come out of the closet. Or to date Liza Minelli.