Another Hollywood couple bites the dust. After nearly 14 years of marriage, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have decided to call it quits. The two met back in the mid 90′s when they both starred in the Broadway smash Rent. In 2005, they reprised their original roles in the film version of Rent. The couple have a 4 year old son, Walker, together.
A rep for the couple released a statement saying, “Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time. Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
Menzel had previously admitted to People Magazine that her marriage to Diggs wasn’t always sunshine and roses, “We work at it,” Menzel confessed. “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. 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.”
Menzel also confessed to People that she struggled with her decision on whether or not to take Walker to New York when she guest starred on Glee, telling People, “It’s hard trying to make the decision to keep [Walker] in L.A. so he can go to school with his friends,” the Tony winner for Wicked told People. “He would be with a babysitter or have to travel to me to New York where I am rehearsing all day—but at least he’s with Mommy. It’s those kind of decisions that torture me all the time.”
We hope Mendel and Diggs remembers the lyrics to her song “For Good” from Wicked. Maybe the words will give them peace:
I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Stay strong kiddos!