TMZ - Bert and Ernie have been on the show since it started in 1969, and there's always been speculation about the true nature of their relationship. Mark Saltzman, who joined the "Sesame Street" crew in 1984, cleared it all up by telling Queerty he wrote Bert and Ernie as a gay couple.
He says the 'Sesame' duo is a reflection of his own same-sex relationship and not about pushing an agenda.
Who woulda thought? Literally everyone. Seriously, I came out the womb knowing Bert n Ernie were gayballs! Oh they didn't sleep in the same bed? Neither did Rob and Laura Petrie but we all knew they were baking cookies. Honestly when I first read the title this morning from TMZ I thought my computer was just glitching and showing an old blog they posted. But nope, this boy is breaking right now and it's pretty interesting on how they were written after,
Mark says he based Bert and Ernie on his relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman -- Mark was Ernie and Arnold was Bert.
It's about time they came out and admitted to the two characters love life! Hey Bert and Ernie, congrats on the sex!