Recent reports insist that Taye Diggs and his wife of ten years, Idina Menzel, split after a decade of marriage.
“Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” reps for the couple confirmed to the media. “Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
Diggs – who now can be seen in ‘The Best Man Holiday’ – and his wife, both 42, met when starring in the original production of the Broadway musical ‘Rent’ back in the mid-1990s. They married twn years ago and welcomed a son, Walker, in September 2009.
The celebrities have been open about their marriage, with Menzel telling earlier when working thousands of miles away from her home in Los Angeles.
“It’s hard trying to make the decision to keep him in L.A. so he can go to school with his friends. He would be with a babysitter or have to travel to me to New York where I am rehearsing all day — but at least he’s with Mommy,” says the actress. “It’s those kind of decisions that torture me all the time.”
She went on, adding: “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.”
Diggs also spoke about their relationship, admitting that the best thing about being married is “having your best friend by your side constantly [and] knowing that someone has your back.”
He also said that the worst thing of being married is “being so close to someone that they get on your nerves more than you thought anyone ever could. I’m talking about my getting on her nerves.”
“I’m awful with directions, and I’m not very handy around the house,” he confessed at the time. “My wife never throws anything at me that I can’t handle. I’m very proud of putting together a simple plastic slide for Walker. I felt like the king of the world.”
Speaking about family traditions Diggs revealed in the interview: “My favorite family ritual is… singing. We sing to Walker; we’re always making up songs — about poop, snot, the car seat. We’re both musical people, and my mother raised [my siblings and me] with songs about brushing our teeth, so that’s definitely something that’s being handed down.”
The actor even gave his own definition of “romance”, saying that this is “after you’ve been together for so long and had kids, you’ve done all the stereotypical romantic stuff — chocolate and flowers. It becomes what’s valuable to the other person in that moment, which for my wife is giving her a break — like, by handling bath time.”