Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are splitting up

04:00 PM, Dec 12, 2013

FILE - DECEMBER 11: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have separated after 10 years of marriage. LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Idina Menzel (L) and her husband, actor Taye Diggs, attend the after party for the premiere of Bette Midler's new show 'The Showgirl Must Go On' at the Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace February 20, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Midler will perform 100 times a year at The Colosseum at Caesars for at least the next two years. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for AEG Live/Concerts West) (Ethan Miller / Getty Images)/


Written By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press

School of the Arts graduate Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, the orginal Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked, are splitting up.

A publicist for the couple announced the breakup Thursday in a statement that said the separation was “jointly decided” and that “primary focus and concern is for their son.”

The pair met while appearing in Rent off-Broadway and married in 2003 after dating for seven years. They co-starred on Broadway in the show Wild Party in 2000 and on the TV show Private Practice.

Their son, Walker, was born in 2009.

Menzel, 42, made her Broadway debut in Rent and won a Tony for Wicked. Her films include Enchanted, Rent and Ask the Dust. Menzel, who performed at the Auditorium Theatre a year ago, also has launched a solo recording career and had a recurring role on TV in Glee. She is currently starring in the Broadway-bound musical If/Then.

Diggs, 42, who has been onstage in Chicago and is best known for his role as Winston Shakespeare in the hit 1998 romantic film How Stella Got Her Groove Back, recently starred in The Best Man Holiday.