After 10 years of marriage, the couple, who met on Broadway when they both appeared together in Rent have been together since the late ‘90s (you know, when everyone you knew was singing “Seasons of Love” at their graduation), have announced via their reps that they are separated.
“Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” the statement began, continuing to express the couples desire for privacy and respect during this difficult time, particularly for their son, Walker, who turned 4 this year.
Back in April of this year, the multi-talented couple were having a long-distance marriage while Idina workshopped a new musical in NYC. When asked about how difficult it is to balance career, marriage, and parenthood, the Frozen star told People, “I’m not going to glamorize it or glorify it — we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much. We try not to be away from each other for more than two weeks at a time and we try to find new ways to communicate.”
Sadly, it sounds as though these two had a communication breakdown somewhere along the way. We hope they can either work it out and reconcile or come to a place where they can have a healthy co-parenting relationship.