When Taye Diggs and "Frozen" chanteuse Idina Menzel announced they were calling it quits in late 2013, their fans effectively lost it online, mourning the end of the 10-year relationship as if they'd been part of it. Since then, Diggs has been relatively quiet about his personal life, opting to speak through a rep about the former couple's determination to make the needs of their young son, Walker, the top priority in their lives.
The "Private Practice" star, who plays a cop on the new TNT series, "Murder in the First," recently opened up to Redbook about the experience of going through a high-profile divorce.
"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],'" he admits. "Maybe they thought it was cute that we met in 'Rent.' 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. 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."
Walker, meanwhile, remains the light of Diggs' life. "The best [things about parenting] is seeing the expression on his face when I pick him up from school," he says. "The way he says 'Daddy' is unrivaled by anything."