After a decade of marriage, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have separated, PEOPLE has learned.
"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
Diggs and Menzel, both 42, met as costars in the original production of the Broadway musical Rent in the mid-1990s. They married in 2003 and had a son, Walker, in 2009.
Menzel, a Tony Award winner for Wicked, spoke to PEOPLE about the marriage earlier this year, saying 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."
Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs