Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs: Why Did They Split?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

[imagebrowser id=1346] IDINA Menzel and Taye Diggs recently confirmed their split.

The pair have been married for ten years and raise a son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, born on September 2, 2009.

The former couple have a Yorkshire Terrier named Sammy Davis Jr.and two cats named Ella and Coltrane, also known as their “Jazz Cats” because they were named after jazz performers Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane.

They married in 2003, after meeting in 1995 during the original production of Rent, in which Diggs portrayed the role of Benjamin Coffin III, the landlord.

So, what went wrong?

Rumors about the state of their marriage have plagued them for years.

Taye was caught cheating on his wife with a sexy brunette in July, and has made no attempts to fix his marriage.

A source close to Diggs told Star magazine in November that not only is he adamant that a divorce is in the works, but he’s also bragging about his newly single status to strippers at X-rated gentlemen’s clubs around LA.

“Taye isn’t even waiting for the separation to be official,” says the source. “He’s ready to party and let loose.”

Idina and Taye, who would be celebrating their 11-year wedding anniversary in January, are the parents of 4-year-old son Walker.

“Taye will continue to co-parent their son… but as far as he’s concerned, the marriage is over,” said the source.

Menzel previously admitted that balancing her career with a family is hard work.

“I think I do a decent job at it — or at least people tell me I do,” Menzel told People magazine back in April.

“Walker‘s potty-training and handled it like a champ. He still has his pacifier — he’s 3½ — and that bothers me. I’m trying not to judge — it’s because we travel so much that I don’t like to mess him up in too many ways.”