Have you heard the news? Taye Diggs is now single. He is separating from his wife of 10 years, Indina Menzel. I feel like Broadway just wept a little.
When I heard the news, I was saddened. They seemed really happy. Plus, the musical-lover in me loves that they met on The Great White Way. They were costars in the original Broadway production of Rent in 1995 and fell in love. They later married in 2003.
I also remember this video, which they recorded at the airport. Indina sings and Taye beatboxes. They dedicate the performance to a supporter of their charity, A Broader Way.
But their separation may not come as a complete shock to all. There have been cheating rumors. Last summer, Taye was spotted getting frisky with another brunette at Emerson nightclub in Hollywood. Still, as recently as October, Taye Diggs told US Weekly, “We’re doing good!” when they congratulated him on their tenth wedding anniversary. And 10 years is a long time, especially in Hollywood. But they are separating. The former couple issued this statement 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.”
Can they work through their issues and reunite? I’m hoping they do. A separation isn’t a divorce. Look at Pink and Carey Hart. Hoping for the same outcome for Taye Diggs and Indina Menzel. To motivate them to work it out, here are some photos of their love. Maybe they will recall the sweet melody that helped them fall in love.
Lead Photo Credit: Sujeiry Gonzalez.