Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have been separated for a year, but the two actors have now finalized their divorce, according to TMZ. The couple, which met on the original Broadway production of “Rent” in 1996, announced their split in December of 2013 after 10 years of marriage.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the couple quietly finalized their divorce on Dec. 3 2014, one month after Diggs filed a divorce petition. The two said in their initial announcement that their primary concern was their 5-year-old son, Walker Nathaniel Diggs.
Last June, Diggs opened up about the separation in an interview with Redbook, saying he wasn’t surprised by the public’s reaction to their split. “There weren’t a lot of couples like us in the theater community,” he said. “It was easy for people to root for us.” Diggs made a public appearance with new girlfriend, model Amanza Smith Brown, last June at the BET Awards.
Menzel also opened up about the split and about being single. The actress told Redbook in November that she’s open to dating, but she doesn’t have much time for it. “They’d have to meet me at, like, midnight after the show, and that’s kind of slutty, isn’t it?”