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Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs: We're Expecting!

Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs: We're Expecting!

Private Practice star Taye Diggs and Tony award-winning actress Idina Menzel are expecting their first baby!

“[I've been ready for kids since] the day I met him,” Idina has told Us Weekly. “He wouldn’t talk about marriage, but he’d talk about me having his children. He’s always wanted kids. He grew up with four younger brothers and sisters, so he’s very comfortable around children.”

Taye, 38, and Idina, 37, first met on 1996′s original Broadway production of Rent in NYC and married in January 2003.

After 13 years together, congrats to the happy couple!!!

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  • Nativenyker

    Damn, its about time! I’ve been willing to go at it & procreate with hot chocolate for years!

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  • Alice

    This makes me far too happy. Best musical couple ever *swoon*

  • hello

    oh shes that mother thats dating pete..

  • Shisha

    Awww congratulations to them. What a beautiful couple. I LOVE interracial couple, they’re amazing. This baby is gonna be GORGEOUS <3

  • Jennifer

    Hi idina wow i am so Happy for you. you and Taye are going to be great parents and your baby is going to be so beautiful just like u

    congrats idina and Taye x

  • middle-aged hippie

    Two fabulous talents!

  • sam

    awww yay! congrats to them!
    that is soo cool!

  • Ava

    Idina just made a guest appearance on Private Practice playing the mother of one of Pete’s (Tim Daly) pediatric allergy patients.

    Congrats to the happy couple! Loved Rent!

  • congrats to Taye

    Can not believe that he is such a slut on that show.. But last week’s
    episode he did the right thing by telling the truth in court..!! Even though
    his ex wife is dating the defendants lawyer.. Who Taye’s character
    crushed his case.. Glad to see that he is having a baby.. and seeing
    his girlfriend. They don’t get to see each other very often so this is
    a great event..!

  • A

    Aww that is awesome news! Congrats to them both :)

  • wed mother

    So, they’re still not bothering to get married even after all these years?

    Lovely, just lovely. What the world needs, another out of wedlock “love” child.

  • Jane

    Actually, they are married.

    And that baby will most likely be insanely talented. And gorgeous. How sweet!

  • officefan

    wed mother #13

    Yes, they are married!! Read the whole entry before you make your snide comments:

    Taye, 38, and Idina, 37, first met on 1996’s original Broadway production of Rent in NYC and MARRIED in January 2003.

  • Twifanatic Amanda

    YAY! Omg that is so Exciting!!!!!
    I was seriously JUST saying the other day how they needed to have kids :D

  • cutie pie

    I hate interacial couples and she looks old enough to be his mother.. im sure she isnt but she looks a bit old! The baby will probably look better than both of them because it will have good qualities from both. But i hate interracial dating and i know Obama is a product of interacial, so am i and so is 3/4 of the so called African Americans, if you want to see a real full blood African you have to go the the motherland! my hatred is because white folks are racist and talk crap about blacks like you are better (and we know thats a lie) but yet you have been inter-breeding wiht us for ever and a day!

  • Janelle

    Whoa… I’m black and I have white ancestry also but I don’t hate interracial couples. People have been racist in the past, but at least most are trying to take a stand against racism. I’ve never minded interracial couples. I think they’re cute. I say congrats to Taye and Idina!

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  • Mkaaa

    Congratulations and all the best wishes!!!! ♥

  • LolaSvelt

    One of my favourite couples. Congratulations!

  • ellemac

    Loverly couple!


    Here’s hoping for a wonderful pregnancy. I just hope that those in the media will leave it up to the parents to fix an identity. There are fair skinned bi-racials who identify more with the European side. And of course, there are bi-racials who identify more with being African American. And some in between.

    There’s also a religious identity component, so we will need to respect that as well.

  • Choc chip myself

    Coolbeans! The have been married for a long time, 13yrs. Sweet. I am a fan of theirs. Imagine the lullaby’s that baby is going to hear.

  • defyinggravity♥

    This is so incredible!
    I’ve been a huge fan of Idina for a long time, and I love private practice! I just know they’re going to be amazing parents.
    Imagine that baby’s good-night lullaby…WOW.

  • ChocoKisses

    13 years together and NOW they have a baby? I don’t know why women are waiting so late nowadays. I guess they think their babies are invincible when it comes to birth defects. Yeah, older women are at a higher risk for them. But congrats,Taye D.

  • ChocoKisses

    I’m not a mother. So I didn’t mean to put down older moms. But why wait and have to get fertility treatments or be at risk of birth defects, when you can have them at your healthiest?


    I just watched her pbs concert saturday night.
    then i was listening to her cd today.
    i’m pretty sure this just made my week.

  • Heather

    Now this will be one ridiculously good looking baby.

  • becca

    CONGRATS to the happy couple! They’re both so talented… that baby’s going to have some great genes.

  • mike

    OMG! ugh

  • me

    aww I’m so happy for them! Congrats!!!!

  • http://justjared scroogenot

    finally, a celebrity couple loving each other&child enough to truly commit FIRST,I truly pray this is the start of a new trend for the childrens sake!!!GOD BLESS you both with a healthy baby.

  • bald outing

    congrats to the happy couple! i was wondering when they would take the plunge into parenthood!

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  • Bunny

    The baby will b e beautiful AND talented! They did it right: be friends, date, get married, settle into marriage, and then have kids. Congrats!

  • Marieme

    Love these two. Very happy for them and cannot wait to see the gorgeous baby (hopefully not harassed by the paps).

  • ****

    I love Taye! He’s so beautiful. Congratulations.

  • Idinafan

    Many congrats! I saw Idina in concert last week in Washington, DC and as soon as she came onstage in a long baggy T-shirt I just KNEW something was up. But I’m glad for the confirmation. :-) Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  • squid

    Aww love them both, and hope the baby inherits all that talent! Congrats!

  • Lizzy

    These two are an outstandingly talented couple. I saw them in Wicked and their chemistry reminded me of what my parents must’ve been like when they met. Taye and Idina also endured such horrors as death threats and such because they chose to believe love was thicker than color. It’s nice to know that their love has sustained and that has culminated in what I’m sure will be a very beautiful and much loved child. Congratulations to their growing family.

  • Charlotte corday

    Women who get an education and have careers wait later, kids. Some of you who manage to make it through junior high will understand that someday.

  • elle

    # 41 (charlotte corday)

    too bad you did not make it through junior high. so sorry

    rolls eyes

    one word- conceited idiot

  • Emma

    If you read it all it states that they got married in 2003. So yeah they’re married and are now having a baby together. Congratulations! :)

  • seth finley from sfx

    but there isn’t anything wrong with taye, he’s fine.

  • kaia marie

    First of all to seth finley from sfx (#44 #45)
    You won’t get anywhere in life by insulting other people. Grow up.. seriously.
    And second of all..
    YAY.. Even if it doesn’t mean anything: Very best wishes to Menzel & Diggs. Hope their baby is healthy and no doubt talented like the both of them. ♥ ♫

  • MMA

    Love Rent. Love them. CONGRATS!!

  • trina

    yay congrats to them. that’s going to be one genetically gifted child. they’re just the cutest couple.

  • BECK

    @wed mother: Wed Mother, how did you read that very short article and yet not understand that this couple has been married for six years? Better to be sure before you start to preach!

  • Starlet618

    @seth finley from sfx:

    That was extremely disrespectful on so many different levels. I’ll leave it at that. Just be careful you don’t confuse infamy with “fame.”

  • leah

    Idina is one of the most amazing singers and song writers. She is so influential and she is my biggest idol. Her and Taye are amazing, and they were is the most amazing musicals ever written. Rent, and Wicked. I saw her in concert and she is the most real person, and i would die to meet her. I am so happy for them congradulations, and i hope everything goes well.That baby is going to have amazing parents, and amazing genes.