Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel split up after ten years of marriage last December, causing theatre nerds everywhere to go into a period of intense mourning from which I don’t think they’ve fully emerged. They’ve been pretty open about the divorce and the fact that they want the best for their son. But last night Taye appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers, and he declared that he’s “an emotional wreck.”
And wouldn’t you be too, if you were no longer married to the wick-edly talented, one-and-only Adele Dazeem, better known as Idina Menzel? That’s just not the type of thing you get over with a snap of your fingers and the donning of a fabulous fedora. (Seriously, I think Taye might be the only person in the world who can wear a hat like that and not annoy me.) Although he doesn’t mention this as related to his divorce, Taye reveals in this interview that he’s taken to making Vines of himself while driving in which he questions his own handsomeness. Clearly this whole “not being in the presence of Idina Menzel’s fabulousness” thing is getting to him.
Then at one point he just laughs uncontrollably at himself for much longer than is socially normal, while Seth and the audience chuckle along nervously. And then he does the same laughing thing later. Guys, should we be worried? Do we need to put together a “Chicken Soup For The Recently Divorced From Idina Menzel” care package and send it Taye’s way? How can we get him to stop this self-destructive Vine-and-drive behavior and this terrifying laughter? More importantly, how can we pull a Parent Trap and just get those crazy kids back together? Even more specifically, how can we work impromptu musical numbers into that plan? Get back to me.