Private Practice star, Taye Diggs, only separated from his wife of ten years, singer/actress Idina Menzel, in December – but it appears he is ready to move on. He was spotted hitting the nightclubs in Hollywood on Wednesday night with a new brunette on his arm. The two were pictured holding hands and whispering in each others’ ears. Taye and Menzel met on Broadway in 1996 while both were were performing in Rent. They were married in 2003 and have a four-year old son, Walter. Menzel, who has experienced a new-found surge of fame due to the success of Frozen and the hit song, ‘Let it Go’ has addressed the split:
Idina joked on CBS Sunday Morning this week: ‘If I didn’t have a job… I’d be home eating a tray of brownies and, you know, watching sad romantic comedies and Bridget Jones-ing it out.’
And the 42-year-old added of Taye: ‘We met when we were 25 in Rent. So, we’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, and we’ve worked really hard for a long time.
‘I just think we’ve grown apart, grown up, grown to a place where we think maybe we can learn new things about ourselves, going on our own separate ways.’
I saw Menzel on Broadway when she was in ‘Wicked,’ and she was amazing. Her voice is insane. My daughter is clearly a fan, and wanders around the house at all hours singing her own rendition of ‘Let it Go.’ I liked them as a couple, but they mutually seem to have grown apart. I heard an interview on the radio with her right before the split was announced, and she mentioned all of their different travel obligations for work. It seemed like they were just leading separate lives.
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