Actor Taye Diggs and actress Idina Menzel have separated after being married for a decade.
The two 42-year-old co-stars met on the set of the original production of the Broadway musical Rent in 1996, and co-starred again in the 2005 film. The famous couple married in 2003, and had a son, Walker, in 2009. Representatives released a statement saying that the couple’s “primary focus and concern is for their son.”
Earlier this year Menzel commented on her marriage to Diggs, “I’m not going to glamorize or glorify it – we got 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.”
Diggs mentioned his wife in an interview about his latest role in the film Baggage Claim, “Actually, my wife will second this. I can be controlling, kind of stuck in my ways.” Menzel did not accompany Diggs on the red carpet for the premiers of his latest movies, Baggage Claim and Best Man Holiday, and Diggs was absent for the opening night of Menzel’s animated hit Frozen.
The couple has asked for the public to respect their privacy about their separation.
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