Idina Menzel is having a hard time on the dating scene following her divorce from Taye Diggs in December after 10 years of marriage.
Cutting straight to the point, Menzel spoke candidly with Valentine in the Morning, about her experience dating as a single mother, and from the sound of things, she has had a hard time of it so far.
In three short words she summed it up: “It all sucks,” she said.
One of the issues she has with finding love again is the effect it might have on her four-year-old son Walker:
“I don’t want to keep introducing him to people and having him form bonds and then take ’em away, you know. It’s bad enough his mom and dad are getting divorced.”
Following that interview, Idina Menzel’s ex, Taye Diggs, hit the red carpet with his new girlfriend, Amanda Smith Brown, at the recent BET Awards. They have been dating for quite a while according to reports, and that probably doesn’t make Idina feel any better about her situation.
However, being a young mother, Menzel is smart to choose carefully who and who not to date, especially as the tabloid press are waiting in the wings, as hungry as ever for a tidbit of gossip.
It also seems that Idina Menzel herself can relate to the difficulties of coming from a broken home, as her parents divorced when she was a teenager:
“I went through it when I was 15 years old. I keep telling myself, because I feel so badly for him, it’s better that he’s 4-and-a half than when he’s 15. He has two parents that love him very much and we want to be great moms and dads. At 15, I was too aware. I thought I was an adult, and I got in the middle of everything and I took on the stress for both of them.”
It’s good to see that Menzel is biding her time and waiting to find the right man, instead of rushing into a series of relationships just to fill a vacuum.