Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs Divorce Finalized
Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs are officially divorced. The former couple’s divorce was finalized in December, a year after they first announced their intentions to split after a decade of marriage. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Diggs filed a divorce petition in New York in November, and it was all made official on December 3.
The breakup was reportedly amicable. Menzel and Diggs have a five-year-old son named Walker. Specifics about the division of assets and their custody arrangement have not been disclosed.
In December 2013, Menzel and Diggs’ reps put out a statement saying they’d “jointly decided to separate at this time,” adding, “Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.” The stars met while appearing in the original cast of Rent on Broadway in the 1990s, and wed in 2003.
This past summer, following their separation but before their divorce, Diggs told Redbook, “I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I thought, ‘Oh, man, people are going to trip out [if we split].’ Maybe they thought it was cute that we met in Rent. There weren’t a lot of couples like us in the theater community — and I know there aren’t a lot of performers as talented as she is.”
He continued, “And then you have the whole mixed [race] thing. It was easy for people to root for us. Right now, we’re still trying to figure out a lot of stuff because we’re on different coasts and our son is getting older.” Ultimately, the couple could not work through their issues, and opted to make their split permanent.