Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have finally pulled the plug on their marriage. They have been separated for a whole year, yet now is when they finally get a divorce. They announced their separation in December 2013, and that was the last we heard of it.
Diggs finally filed a divorce petition in November in New York. The divorce was finalized soon after, on December 3rd. This is unusually speedy, especially for a celebrity couple with a kid. It seems like during those nine months of separation, they were actually sorting out all the settlement issues privately.
Even with a normal couple, agreeing on child custody and dividing the assets can be a headache that takes months. In lots of cases, it’s not even the divorcing partners who have the last say in who gets what. But with Diggs and Menzel, everything has been running smoothly. In fact, the two are still committed to raising Walker, their 5-year-old son, together.
In a world where divorces between celebrities can get really ugly and really humiliating for both partners, this is like a breath of fresh air. The fact that Diggs and Menzel finalized their divorced in secret and only let the world know after it was done and dusted shows that they aren’t like your everyday celebrities. They actually have the capability of being discrete and preserving the respect of their fans.
The two were married for 10 years, so their separation came as a little bit of a shock. Being respectable artists in their own right, it was easy for people to root for them. Even with the divorce, they still hold the respect of their fans for actually acting like adults (it’s strange how Hollywood stars tend to act like spoiled brats whenever things don’t go their way).
In any case, I wish Diggs and Menzel the best in their careers. Maybe Menzel will get another hit as big as “Let it Go”, and Diggs will make another Best Man hit.