Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have separated after nearly 11 years of marriage. They announced
the separation through her publicist. “Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time. Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
The two met while costarring in the original Broadway production of Rent in 1995. They have one son, Walker, 4.
Earlier this year Idina talked about their marriage with People, saying, “We work at it. I’m not going to glamorize it or glorify it – we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much. We try not to be away from each other for more than two weeks at a time, and we try to find new ways to communicate.”
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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel welcomed their son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, on Wednesday.
“Mother, father and son are all doing well,” the couple’s rep said in a statement.
This is the first child for the couple who met on the 1996 Broadway production of Rent. They married in January 2003.
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Taye Diggs and his wife, Idina Menzel, are expecting their first baby later this year.
The couple first met on the original 1996 Broadway production of Rent in NYC and married after seven years of dating in January 2003.
Last January Idina told UsMagazine that once she finished promoting her third solo album she would be ready to start a family.
“It’s definitely in the plans,” she said. “I’ll settle down and start popping out some babies.”
She said Taye has been ready for kids since “the day I met him.”
“He wouldn’t talk about marriage, but he’d talk about me having his children,” she said. “He’s always wanted kids. He grew up with four younger brothers and sisters, so he’s very comfortable around children.”
“We just really work hard to try to stay best friends,” Menzel told Us. “I love him so much, and I feel like we both have each other’s backs, and we have a great respect for each other. We’re enjoying each new phase of our lives together.”