American actress/singer Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have split after ten years of marriage. (Reuters)
American actress-singer Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have split after ten years of marriage.
The two have said that it was their mutual decision to part, adding that their top priority is their son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, who was born in 2009.
“Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” a spokesperson for the couple told People magazine, “Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
Menzel, who won a Tony award for her role in Wicked, and Diggs met as members of the original Broadway cast of Rent in 1995. They later tied the knot in 2003.
Previously, Menzel talked about the issues of being based in Los Angeles while often having to be in New York for work.
"It's hard trying to make the decision to keep [Walker] in L.A. so he can go to school with his friends," she 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."
She also revealed that the marriage was not always easy.
"We work at it," she said, "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."
Meanwhile, in an interview with Good Housekeeping, Diggs had admitted that the best thing about being married is "having your best friend by your side constantly [and] knowing that someone has your back."
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