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Why Taye Diggs' 9-Year-Old Son Doesn't Want Him to Date

Manuela Cardiga
Jul 20, 2019
03:47 A.M.

Taye Diggs may be ready to reenter the dating scene, but his son Walker Nathaniel is not a fan of the idea.


All those lovely ladies out there whose hearts beat faster at the thought of Taye Diggs will just have to bide their time a little longer.

Actor and singer Diggs confessed that he is willing to let love into his life again, but that his son Walker Nathaniel does not agree.



Diggs shares 9-year-old Walker with ex-wife Idina Menzel, whom he met while starring in the Broadway show, "Rent" in 2003.

Even though Menzel and Diggs divorced in 2014, Walker is still not ready to see a new woman in his dad's life.

"(Walker) No. 1 in my life right now. I’ve been respecting that up to now, but I feel like I need to have a discussion with him pretty soon,” Diggs said.


For Diggs, co-parenting Walker with ex Idina Menzel has been a positive experience.


Diggs revealed that Walker fears that a love interest in his father's life will cut into their precious together-time, but he also hints that he has met someone he is nurturing strong feelings for.



Children and their education is a subject close to Diggs' heart, and he has recently participated in an event in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education, during which a check for $100,000 was handed over to buy school supplies, which will be distributed to teachers across all six school districts in Manhattan.



For Diggs, co-parenting Walker with ex Idina Menzel has been a positive experience.

“We were friends to start out with, but especially when you have a kid in the mix, there’s no time for any negativity,” Diggs said.

Diggs is so invested as a parent that he reveals that he is about to launch a podcast on parenting in which he will discuss several pertinent topics and share his own experiences.



Though most think of Taye DIgs as n actor and a dancer, he adds to his resume the achievement of being an author of children's books - specifically books geared to helping children deal with color issues.

His first book, “Chocolate Me,” was about his own experience growing up as a black boy in a predominately white neighborhood.

Diggs' second book "MIxed Me," he wrote for Walker, his biracial son, and deals with the difficulties of uniting two disparate cultural legacies harmoniously.

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