Rumors were flying around for awhile now that Bert & Ernie were having relations.

Noises coming from there  dressing room and they've been seen around town hanging out but it has been confirmed that they are just best friends!

Tmz says:

A petition emerged online this week, urging the creators of Sesame Street to marry the two puppets -- but the Sesame Workshop just posted a message on its Facebook account, writing, "Bert and Ernie are best friends."

The statement continues, "They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves."

"Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics ... they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."