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Taye Diggs Net Worth, Wife, Gay, Son

By Staff Writer | On: 29 Aug, 2019
Taye Diggs Net Worth, Wife, Gay, Son

Actors are the people who successfully portray the theme of the story with their presenting skills. Taye Diggs is one of them. One of the promising actors, Taye heightens the rom-com drama “The Best Man” though his jaw-dropping acting skills.

He is also a remarkable actor, known for his portrayal in Rent. With his outstanding performance, Taye has been nominated for several awards including Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and an NAACP Image Award

Net Worth

When it comes to the net worth of Hollywood celebrities, we can expect it to touch the million margin. Well, Taye Diggs’s earning won’t disappoint you as he has an estimated worth of $16 million. The actor/singer is 48 years in age and has been in the entertainment industry for a long time with countless contributions.

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Talking about facts, it was in 1996, Taye engraved his acting professionalism onto the hearts of the audience from the play Rent. He first debuted in his film career from the movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back(1998). This appearance gained him a lot of exposure among the viewers. Later, in 2003, Diggs appeared in Will & Grace as James(final season) and then in TV series Private Practise(2007).

Besides that, he has also written two books in 2015, and they are both for children with titles "Mixed Me" and "Chocolate Me."

Wife & Son

Taye was in a relationship with his wife, Idina Menze. They met in 1995 as co-stars for Broadway Musical Rent. 

Later, Taye and his ex-wife, Idina Menzel tied the nuptial knot on 11 January 2003. Taye later became the father of a son named Walker Nathaniel Diggs on 3 September 2009, who is currently nine years old.

Unfortunately, the relationship among the pair faded and they parted their way in 2013. Later, they legally divorced in December of 2015. Despite their separation, Taye and his then-wife, Idina are still friends and co-parenting their kid.

As for his dating affairs, Taye's former spouse had already moved on and got married to Aaron Lohr.

In the case of Taye, he also had found a new partner. Though Taye's son didn't want him to have a girlfriend, he was spotted dating a model girlfriend, Amanda Smith. The pair walked down the red carpet of 2014 BET Awards for the first time with a smile on their faces.

Lovebirds: Taye and his new girlfriend Amanza on the red carpet(Photo: www.dailymail.co.uk)

However, the pair reportedly split after four years of their togetherness in October 2018.

Afterward, Taye wasn't found to be dating any lady. Also respecting his son's decision (he doesn't want Taye to get involved in any relationship), he is not dating anyone till 2019. Also, he confirmed with PEOPLE that his child is the number 1 priority in his life.

Is He Gay?

Taye Diggs was once surrounded by gay rumors somewhere in 2015 while he was preparing for his role as Hedwig in the show Hedwig And the Angry Inch. The specific character had been formerly portrayed by real-life gay individuals, including Neil Patrick Harris. 

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As it turned out, Taye stirred a drop of confusion in the media with his twisted statement with TMZ. With interviewer, he owned the scintillating homosexuality in him. He told;

“I’ve always told my friends I have a flaming gay man inside of me,” Diggs said. “She is coming out now! It’s fun and difficult. I don’t know how you girls do it in heels all day every day.” 

Further, he said that he was involved in male prostitution and was a closet queen during his high school days.

Surprisingly, the actor was alleged of turning a G-rated session into an awkward peep show by a professional snuggler- Lisa VanArsedale in 2016. Regarding the matter, Taye has yet to answer the allegations, but the rumor has heavily defiled his gentleman persona.

Age- Short Bio

Taye Diggs is an American actor with career contributions in theatre, film and television shows. He was born on 2 January 1971 in New Jersey with the real name Scott Leo Diggs and was nicknamed Taye due to the inaccurate pronunciation of his name as "Scottay" by himself. Thus, the name Taye stuck with him for the rest of his career.

His mother, Marcia Berry was an actress and his father, Andre Young worked as a visual artist. In the family, Taye has four younger siblings: two brothers and two sisters, of which both brothers are musicians.

Unfortunately, he had a hard time during his childhood because his parents separated when he was a child, and his mother got married to Jeffries Diggs. Hence, the surname "Diggs."

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Taye graduated from the University of Syracuse with a BFA in musical theatre. He was supposedly influenced by his mother towards acting and thus debuted as a part of the musical "Carousel" in 1994.