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Sunday 20 April 2014

Menzel and Diggs are splitting up

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have announced their break-up

Married stage and film actors Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs are splitting up.

A publicist for the couple announced the breakup 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 as Elphaba in Wicked. Her films include new Disney animation Frozen Enchanted, Rent and Ask the Dust. She 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.

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