Such sad news , after the shit storm of 2013 that Taye Diggs suffered when it was reported that he missed his wife when filming The Best Man 2 because she was white ( a claim he roundly denied), It seems the charismatic star was also dealing with issues at home. It has been revealed that he and fellow “RENT!” alum star wife Idina Menzel are separating after 10 years of marriage. The couple met when they were both cast in the original Broadway cast of ” RENT!”. They have had many difficulties in the marriage, including death threats when they first got married and Idina’s suffering a broken back in her final performance of ” WICKED” in which she originated the role of Elphaba.
Taye Diggs and his wife Idina Menzel have separated after 10 years, the couple’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“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.”
Diggs and Menzel, both 42, married in 2003 and had a son, Walker, in 2009. No word from the couple about the reason for the split.