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Taye Diggs Announces Split From Idina Menzel After 10 Years Of Marriage

Submitted by on December 12, 2013 – 10:36 amNo Comment
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have officially called it quits after 10 years of marriage.

“Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” reps for the couple said in an official statement to the press. “Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”

The actors and singers, both 42, famously met as part of the original cast of the Broadway production of Rent in 1995. According to Menzel, they couldn’t stand each other but soon started dating and later tied the knot in January 2003. They reprised their roles in the 2005 film adaptation of Rent and welcomed their son Walker in 2009.

Although the couple’s relationship seemed picture perfect, Menzel admitted that the marriage had its ups and downs. “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,” she told People earlier this year. “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.”

In the past, Diggs—who starred in popular films like The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday and shot to fame in  How Stella Got Her Groove Back opposite Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg —has been criticized, mainly by Black women, for his interracial marriage. But the Chocolate Me author swears the negative reactions have never been a factor. “I get it, but that’s not my trip,” Diggs told Us Weekly in 2011. “I’m living my life and I found a woman who I love.”

Watch the couple perform together back in happier times during Menzel’s PBS special Barefoot at the Symphony.

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