Taye Diggs Dishes on 'Perfect' Co-Parenting Existence With Ex Idina Menzel

by Raphael Chestang 5:50 PM PDT, July 01, 2015
Playing Taye Diggs Dishes on 'Perfect' Co-Parenting Existence With Ex Idina Menzel

Taye Diggs and ex Idina Menzel have this co-parenting thing down!

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The former couple, parents to 5-year-old son Walker, have hurdles to overcome just like any other estranged couple, but their priorities have helped them successfully navigate through parenthood.

"As people can imagine, it gets rough at times just because we're not in the same city, but we still love each other and what's most important is we love our son," Diggs said. "That stabilizes us. I'm thankful for him."

Currently Diggs is in New York preparing for the titular role in the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The 44-year-old actor will be the sixth person to take on Hedwig when he takes over the role from Glee star Darren Criss beginning July 22. Others who have taken on the character include John Cameron Mitchell, the show's co-writer and original Hedwig; Michael C. Hall; Andrew Rannells; and the revival's original star and Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris.

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While seeing Diggs in heels and makeup may take some adjusting for those familiar with Diggs's past roles in How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Brown Sugar, one person wasn't thrown by the new getup.

"[Walker] is so damn adjusted," Diggs gushed. "He's unfazed. I think he's on the path of being a really cool adult."