After 13 years together, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel are expecting their first baby, their rep exclusively confirms. The baby is due later this year.
The Private Practice star, 38, and the Tony award-winning actress, 37, first met on the original 1996 Broadway production of Rent in N.Y. City.
After seven years of dating, they got married in January 2003.
Idina Menzel hinted last January that once she finished promoting her third solo album, I Stand, she would consider starting a family with Diggs.
"It's definitely in the plans," she said at the time.
Diggs has been ready since "the day I met him. He's always wanted kids. He grew up with four younger brothers and sisters, he's very comfortable around children."
How do they keep their marriage together?
"We just really work hard to try to stay best friends," Menzel said. "I love him so much, and I feel like we both have each other's backs, and we have a great respect for each other. We're enjoying each new phase of our lives together."
Congratulations to the happy, expectant couple!