Taye Diggs Opens Up to Redbook About Ending Marriage to Idina Menzel

Posted Monday June 9, 2014 1:40 PM GMT

He called it quits with wife Idina Menzel in December 2013, and Taye Diggs is finally opening up about ending his 10-year marriage.

In the July 2014 issue of Redbook, the Broadway star chatted about splitting from the "Frozen" actress, while also chatting about his new series "Murder in the First."

Check out highlights from Taye's interview below and for more, head over to Redbook!

On being surprised that so many people were heartbroken when the end of his 10-year marriage to Idina Menzel was announced:
“I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I thought, Oh, man, people are going to trip out [if we split]. Maybe they thought it was cute that we met in Rent. There weren’t a lot of couples like us in the theater community – and I know there aren’t a lot of performers as talented as she is…and then you have the whole mixed [race] thing. It was easy for people to root for us. Right now, we’re still trying to figure out a lot of stuff because we’re on different coasts and our son is getting older.”

On reality TV:
“I watch some pretty awful reality shows… I cried over an episode of Vanderpump Rules.”

While he plays a cop on his new TNT show, "Murder in the First," he actually tackled an intruder at his own home:
“He didn’t quite enter, but he was trying to. My little one [son Walker] was home, so my Papa Bear instinct took over and I gave chase. I was cool in the moment, but afterward I realized what could have happened – that’s when fear set in.”

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