Diggs and Menzel married in 2003 and divorced in 2014

By Alexia Fernández
January 22, 2021 10:46 PM
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Idina Menzel (L) and Taye Diggs in 2009
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Taye Diggs has nothing but great things to say about his ex-wife Idina Menzel.

The 50-year-old actor spoke about the actress while on The Drew Barrymore Show on Friday while promoting his new show All American. Diggs and Menzel both starred together in the original Broadway production of Rent and in the 2005 film version of the musical.

"Rent is literally the gift that keeps on giving. I met my baby mama there, it was the beginning of my career," Diggs said. "That's where it all started."

The two stars share an 11-year-old son named Walker.

"Walker's mother, Idina, Idina Menzel, it's been really great," Diggs said. "I love the fact that I was there at the beginning. She made history in that show and continues to make history with her singing and whatnot, and to know that I was right there, I love sharing that with my son."

He continued, "Like, 'Daddy was there, when mommy first, when the world first listened to her.' So that's cool as well."

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Diggs and Menzel married in 2003 and announced their split in 2013. Their divorce was finalized in 2014.

In a 2019 interview with PEOPLE, Digg said the two were focused on putting their son first. 

"We were friends to start out with, but especially when you have a kid in the mix, there's no time for any negativity," Diggs said of himself and Menzel. The Wicked star remarried another Rent actor, Aaron Lohr, in September 2017.