*Taye Diggs says he is fully aware that people are rooting for him to get back together with wife Idina Menzel after separating in December.
“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],” the actor told Redbook this month. “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 … and then you have the whole mixed [race] thing. It was easy for people to root for us.”
Diggs met Menzel, who recently stunned film audiences as the voice of Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen,” on the original Broadway production of “Rent” in 1996. They married in 2003 and welcomed their son, Walker, in 2009.
Regardless of the status of their relationship, the star of TNT’s new show “Murder in the First” says he and Menzel – currently starring on Broadway’s “If/Then” – are committed to their four-year-old son Walker.
“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,” Diggs said. “The best is seeing the expression on his face when I pick him up from school. The way he says ‘Daddy,’ is unrivaled by anything.”