Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs Separated? Why Did ‘Frozen’ Star Split From Husband Of 10 Years? [REPORT]

By Melissa Siegel December 12, 2013 11:27 AM EST
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel first met while appearing together in the Broadway musical Rent (Photo: Reuters).
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel first met while appearing together in the Broadway musical Rent (Photo: Reuters).

There will be no more seasons of love for Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs. The longtime couple, who met while co-starring in the Broadway musical Rent, announced their separation on Wednesday. They have a four-year-old son named Walker.

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"Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time," the couple's reps told People. "Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.

It is unclear exactly why Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are separating. But the Frozen star spoke to People in April about the general difficulties in her marriage.

"We work at it," Menzel 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."

Still, we were shocked to hear that this couple of 10 years was separating. But Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs were not the only stunning celebrity breakup this year. Here are six more star splits that took us by surprise.

1)      Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom

Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr separated from husband Orlando Bloom in October. But don't feel too sorry for the Lord of the Rings actor. Bloom has reportedly moved on with friend and fellow actress Liv Tyler.

2)      Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas

Catherine Zeta-Jones was reportedly mad that Michael Douglas did not clarify that he got HPV before meeting her. (Photo: Reuters).
Catherine Zeta-Jones was reportedly mad that Michael Douglas did not clarify that he got HPV before meeting her. (Photo: Reuters)

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones separated in August after 13 years of marriage. The couple dealt with many stresses over the years, including the actress' struggle with bipolar disorder.

But Douglas' shocking comments about the cause of his throat cancer may have been the final straw in this relationship. Michael Douglas claimed that he may have contracted the illness after contracting HPV from oral sex, and Catherine Zeta-Jones was allegedly mad that he did not specify that he got the virus before he met her.

3)      Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

Rumors of adorable "vampire" children were shattered when Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev broke up in May after dating for three years. But there still may be hope for them yet. The two have remained close friends, and rumors swirled last month that they were secretly hooking up again.

4)      Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest

Julianne Hough reportedly broke up with Ryan Seacrest because of his hectic work schedule (Photo: Reuters).
Julianne Hough reportedly broke up with Ryan Seacrest because of his hectic work schedule (Photo: Reuters).

We were all waiting for Ryan Seacrest to propose to Julianne Hough during the next American Idol finale. Sadly, it was not to be. The couple broke up in March, reportedly because of the host's busy work schedule. But it appears Seacrest has found another lady who does not mind his crazy life. He is now supposedly dating model Shayna Terese Taylor.

5)      Michelle Williams and Jason Segel

We thought it was a good sign when actors Michelle Williams and Jason Segel reportedly moved in together late last year. But in February, the couple called it quits, allegedly because Williams was not willing to commit to the relationship. But while we were shocked by the split, both stars apparently moved on quickly. In June, Segal was linked to actress Bonjana Novakovic, while Williams was reportedly dating artist Dustin Yellin.

6)      Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti

One of the most shocking celebrity breakups of 2013 took place just one month into the year. Actress Ashley Judd and Indycar racer Dario Franchitti called it quits in late January. The two had been married since 2011.

But an accident might have brought the couple back together. In October, Franchitti suffered two fractured vertebrae in a scary crash and was rushed to the hospital. Judd rushed to his side, leading to rumors that the two had reconciled. Star then claimed that Franchitti rejected Judd because he had a new girlfriend, though this has not been confirmed.

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