Taye Diggs Wife, Gay, Kids, Parents

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Taye Diggs Wife, Gay, Kids, Parents

A once in a generation talent, Taye Diggs took the show biz world by storm in the mid-'90s as a part of the Tony Award-winning theater production, Rent. Later, he reprised the role of Benny in the 2005 movie adaptation of the same name.

Before making his splash in the entertainment industry, the Broadway star-turned-actor honed his skills while pursuing a BFA in musical theater at Syracuse University.

Besides being a phenomenal actor, he's also an affectionate son; a loving brother; and a caring father.

Essential Details - Age, Height, Parents & Brother

Born on 2nd January 1971 in New Jersey, Taye grew up in an artistic household alongside his two younger brothers and two baby sisters. Both of his brothers are musicians while one sister is a dancer.

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He inherited the love for art from his parents Marcia Berry, an actress and teacher, and Andre Young, a visual art aficionado. Meanwhile, he adopted his step-father Jeffries Diggs' last name once his mother remarried.

Taye, now age 48, stands at the height of five feet and ten inches (187 cm).

Ex Wife & Kids

Not only is "Rent" Taye's career-defining work but also a hotbed that would dictate his life for the next two decade or so.

On the set of the very Broadway play, in the year 1995, he met his ex-wife, Idina Menzel. After seven years of dating, in April 2002, he and then-girlfriend Idina got engaged.

Not content with just being engaged, the duo eventually got married on 11th January 2003. They welcomed their first bundle of joy - a kid boy named Walker - some seven years later.

The parenthood, instead of being a boon, turned out to be a curse. Less than three years after Walker's birth, in 2013, Taye announced separation from his then-estranged wife, Idina.

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The former couple's divorce got finalized on 3rd December 2014. Despite the spit, they share an amicable bond.

Girlfriend Talks: Dating Again?

By the time the divorce got finalized, Taye was already in the dating scene.

He debuted his first post-split romance at the June 2014 BET Awards while gracing the red carpet event with then-new model girlfriend, Amanza Smith. The duo would go on to date for more than four years before the eventual split in October 2018.

Taye Diggs attends the 2014 BET Awards with his then-girlfriend Amanza Smith (Photo:- dailymail.co.uk)

During their time together, Taye remained a controversial figure. Whether it's for his racist remarks against white women or his involvement in sexcapades involving escorts, he was a constant fixture on the gossip columns.

After his ex-girlfriend Amanza though, the Rent actor professed a desire to step back from the dating pool on his son's advice. Moreover, he's not even sure that he would ever marry again.

Tackling Gay Rumors

Taye's embracement of bachelorhood will undoubtedly evoke gay rumors. Fortunately, he's all too familiar with addressing gay rumors.

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Back in May 2015, ahead of his Broadway debut in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, he joked to TMZ that he possessed flaming homosexuality in him. Doubling down on the jester, he quipped that he once worked as a male prostitute and was a drag queen in high school.