Last December, Broadway sweethearts Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel announced their split and their fans went crazy.

In a recent interview with Redbook, Diggs said the public’s reaction to their separation did not come as a surprise.

“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],” the actor said. “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.”

Diggs and Menzel met during the original Broadway product of “Rent” in 1996, and married in 2003. Their son, Walker, was born in 2009. Diggs say that being separated isn’t easy when a child is involved.

“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,” Diggs said. “The best is seeing the expression on his face when I pick him up from school. The way he says ‘Daddy,’ is unrivaled by anything.”

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  • Jacqueline

    Translation..white people were rooting for them..I remember Vanessa Williams character on Ugly Betty asking another character: “What is it with white people and Taye Diggs?”

    • Michelle

      I think it has to do with fact that he doesn’t appear threatening towards them. Plus he smiles an awful lot. My cousin and I have a drinking game that involves Taye Diggs films and drinking a shot, whenever he flashes a smile.

    • blogdiz

      Yes some white people were checking for him this same article was at people or us mag sites and many white posters were bashing him due to his alleged cheating on Idina .This is what some of these dudes don’t get ,one infraction and your disposable with White people yet The BW cup must never overflow ..SMH

      P.S many others didnt even know who he was , said she could do better and many whites were wondering why it was even necessary to bring up race to answer the question

    • blogdiz

      That my pet peeve with Diggs its not His IR relationship who cares ! But He could literally be asked Taye whats the Weather like? and he would be let me ask my white wife any random convo…Did I tell my wife is white Really mental

  • deniseHux

    I’m side eyeing that photo

    • LMAO !!

    • LoveJoy02

      Thee Irony right!?

    • blogdiz

      I think he should take that book get in a time machine and read it to his 5 Year old self ..That is All

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  • Brownieluv


    I (along with a lot of other people) never knew they were separating, let alone married, so…yeah.

  • Mary Burrell

    Fans went crazy? Really? I think he’s exaggerating a bit about this.

    • Secret87

      I didn’t know he had a lot of fans. And to be honest I don’t even know what he does for a living.

    • He hasn’t been popular since “Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Brown Sugar”. If it wasn’t for “The Best Man Holiday”, we probably we wouldn’t be hearing about him. He needs to take a page out of Morris Chesnut’s book and learn how to either stay busy or stay “quiet”.