Idina Menzel Talks About Dating After Divorce From Taye DiggsBy: Val Powell - July 1, 2014
Late last year, Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs ended their 10-year marriage. Menzel, 43, talked about being a single mom and dating on the radio show Valentine in the Morning.
“I don’t want to keep introducing him to people and having him form bonds and then take ‘em away, you know,” she said referring to her four-year-old son Walker. She added that it’s bad enough that Walker has to go through his mom and dad’s divorce.
Menzel is protective of Walker, as she too, went through the same experience when her parents divorced when she was 15 years old. She said that she tells her son that he has two parents who love him very much. “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,” she said.
Menzel and Diggs met in the Broadway production of Rent in the 1990’s. They got married in 2003 and had Walker six years later.
Broadway fans were devastated upon learning that Menzel and Diggs split up. In an interview, Diggs said, “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]’” Diggs said that people rooted for his relationship with Menzel, as there aren’t a lot of couples in the theater community like them.
Diggs seems to have moved on from the divorce, as he made a public appearance with his new girlfriend Amanza Smith Brown at the 2014 BET Awards held on Sunday night. Diggs looked happy as he stood with his arms around Brown. A source said that the couple is 100 percent in love. “They have been dating for a while,” the source said.
At this time, both Diggs and Menzel’s main priority is their son.
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