Time for some EXTREMELY exciting news! Idina & Taye have confirmed exclusively to Us Magazine that they are expecting their first child later this summer.
After 13 years together, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are expecting their first baby, their rep exclusively confirms to Usmagazine.com. The baby is due later this year.
The Private Practice star, 38, and the Tony award-winning actress, 37, first met on the original 1996 Broadway production of Rent in NYC. After seven years of dating, they got married in January 2003.
Menzel hinted to Us last January that once she finished promoting her third solo album, I Stand, she would consider starting a family with Diggs.
“It’s definitely in the plans,” she told Us. “I’ll settle down and start popping out some babies.”
She said Diggs has been ready for kids since “the day I met him.”
“He wouldn’t talk about marriage, but he’d talk about me having his children,” she told Us. “He’s always wanted kids. He grew up with four younger brothers and sisters, so he’s very comfortable around children.”
How do they keep their marriage together?
“We just really work hard to try to stay best friends,” Menzel told Us. “I love him so much, and I feel like we both have each other’s backs, and we have a great respect for each other. We’re enjoying each new phase of our lives together.”
Feel free to leave your well-wishes to the happy couple in the comments here. She will see them all.
And since we all can’t throw a baby shower for Idina – and I know we all want to! – I would like to ask everyone to donate to Idina’s Stand Up 2 Cancer team rather than sending gifts. I’m sure she’ll get plenty of those from friends and family.
To make a donation, please visit Idina’s team’s page by clicking here.