Broadway star and singer Idina Menzel has just finalized her divorce from the actor Taye Diggs, TMZ has reported. The news came as she has been forced to defend her performance on a New Year’s Eve special last week.
Menzel and Diggs had been separated for a year before they rushed through their divorce papers. This ended a ten year marriage. The couple has a five year old son named Walker. The divorced was filed in New York on December 3rd.
Meanwhile the Tony winning actress has taken to Twitter to respond to complaints about her singing on New Year’s Eve. She wrote, “This is something I said in an interview a few months ago, ” along with a picture from an interview that she once gave about singing.
The interview piece read: “Performing isn’t only about the acrobatics and the high notes. It’s staying in the moment, connecting with the audience in an authentic way, and making yourself real to them through the music. I am more than the notes I hit, and that’s how I try to approach my life. You can’t get it all right all the time, but you can try your best. If you’ve done that, all that’s left is to accept your shortcomings and have the courage to try to overcome them.”
The criticisms came after she performed in freezing cold weather in Times Square while clearly feeling a bit under the weather herself.