Idina Menzel on Dating Again: 'It Sucks'

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Idina Menzel is trying once again to get back into the dating scene following her split with ex-husband Taye Diggs.

It's not going so well.

The Broadway star separated from Diggs last December after ten years of marriage, and she recently shared that it's not as much fun as one would imagine.

“It all sucks,” Idina exclaimed on the radio show Valentine in the Morning.

The Wicked star says the dating scene is very different as a mother to a young child. She has a four-year-old son named Walker with her estranged husband.

“I don’t want to keep introducing him to people and having him form bonds and then take them away, you know?” she said. “It’s bad enough his mom and dad are getting divorced.”

Idina suffered the pain of divorce as a teenager when her own parents split. She believes (hopes) her split with Taye will be easier on Walker since he's still so young.

"I keep telling myself, because I feel so badly for him, it's better that he's four-and-a half than when he's 15,” she said.

“He has two parents that love him very much, and we want to be great moms and dads. At 15 I was too aware, I thought I was an adult, and I got in the middle of everything and I took on the stress for both of them."

As for Taye, he seems to be moving on alright. He is currently dating model Amanza Smith Brown. “They are fully dating. They’re telling friends they’re in love,” a source told People magazine.

Idina and Taye met in 1995 as costars in the Broadway musical Rent and were married eight years later.

Although their marriage may be over, their careers are going strong. Taye is shooting Murder in the First in California and Idina is performing in If/Then on Broadway in New York.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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