EntertainmentCelebrities Taye Diggs on Idina Menzel split: It was hard on fans After 17 years together (10 years of marriage and a 4-year-old son), Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel announced their "joint" breakup via their publicist on Dec. 12, 2013. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez By JULIE GORDON firstname.lastname@example.org @jbgordon June 9, 2014 4:47 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A breakup is tough on the couple, but in Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel's case, it was hard on many fans, too. "I'd be lying if I said there weren't times when I thought, 'Oh, man, people are going to trip out [if we split],'" Diggs told Redbook. The couple, who met while co-starring in Broadway's "Rent," announced their separation in December after a decade of marriage. "Maybe [fans] thought it was cute that we met in 'Rent,'" Diggs, 43, said. "There weren't a lot of couples like us in the theater community. ? And then you have the whole mixed [race] thing. It was easy for people to root for us." By JULIE GORDON email@example.com @jbgordon Julie Gordon is the entertainment and style editor at amNewYork, specializing in all things pop culture, celebrity news and fashion. Her work has also appeared in publications including BusinessWeek, Newsday and USA Today. She is a proud alum of The George Washington University. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.