Just a few weeks after dismissing claims he preferred dating and marrying outside his race, the actor has now announced the separation.
“Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” reps for the couple tell PEOPLE. “Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
The couple met during the production of ‘Rent’ on Broadway in 1995 before dating and eventually marrying in 2003.
Just earlier in the year, Menzel, a Tony Award winner for Wicked, spoke to PEOPLE about her marriage, admitting, it wasn’t always smooth sailing.
“We work at it,” she said. “I’m not going to glamorize it or glorify it – we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much. We try not to be away from each other for more than two weeks at a time, and we try to find new ways to communicate.”
The couple welcomed their son and only child together, Walker Nathaniel Diggs, 4, in 2009.
We wish them well.