Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs Separate ... And We're Crushed

Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel seemed like a rock solid couple. What happened?

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs always seemed like a sure bet: They're gorgeous, they're talented, they're quiet about their private life and they've been together for 10 years—which is pretty much a lifetime in Hollywood.

As a result, when they announced their separation, it was one of the most shocking splits of the entire year.

The couple met on the set of Broadway's Rent in 1995, fell in love, and has been together since, even reprising their roles for the 2005 movie version of the musical. The stunning pair tied the knot in 2003, and in 2009 welcomed their adorable son, Walker, to the world.

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

It's unclear what led to the split, but Menzel previously hinted that despite appearances, their relationship wasn't all sunshine and rainbows all the time.

"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."

Diggs was rumored to be cheating on Menzel in summer 2013, but no one really wanted to believe it—and in November 2013, whispers that the couple may separate gained only a tiny bit of traction.

Truth is, we still don't want to believe it! Here's hoping they can make it work and do the best thing possible for themselves, each other and Walker. And, you know, for the rest of us.


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