The Oscars may not have a host this year, but the Critics' Choice Awards has a quadruple threat in 2019 host Taye Diggs. The star of stage and screen feels “truly honored and ridiculously excited to be hosting the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards," and since he is as talented a singer and dancer as he is an actor, the award ceremony is sure to be a hit with viewers at home.
And I said quadruple threat because, in addition to his performing talents, the Empire star is also really, really, ridiculously good looking. So we're sure folks of all genders tuning in will be wondering whether Taye Diggs is married — and if he's gay, straight, or bi.
The former Private Practice star was married for a long time to another Broadway star, Idina Menzel, who also voiced Elsa in Disney's Frozen. They met in 1995 performing together in Rent on Broadway. After a decade of marriage, they split in 2013 and finalized the divorce in 2014.
They seem to be managing coparenting their 9-year-old son Walker, and Idina remarried in 2017 with actor Aaron Lohr, who starred with both Taye and Idina in the 2005 movie version of Rent.
But Taye, who was more recently linked to former model Amanza Smith Brown, seems to be focused on career and being a dad for now. In fact, after he and Amanza parted ways last year, Walker told his dad he didn't want him to have a girlfriend for a while. "He said, 'I want you to myself,'" Taye told People. "And then he said, 'is that OK to say dad?' and I said, 'Yeah man! I want you to tell me anything! OK, I get that.'"
However, Taye prefers to be in a relationship. He recently told Page Six, "I liked being coupled up. I want to be boo’d up at some point.” When the time comes, it seems like he may have some reservations about dating outside of his race, though.
"I don't know if I could ever mess with a white girl now," he said in an interview on the "Red Pill Podcast," because he feels a backlash from Black women when he does. That comment, naturally, didn't sit well with a lot of Black listeners.
As for whether Taye is open to dating men, you'll have to ask him, but the actor has given no indication he is gay or bisexual. So far, his public dating history includes only women. The speculation is probably rooted in stereotypes about male Broadway actors, plus the fact he once took over the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Around the time he was cast as the first Black man to play the transgender rock star, he joked with a TMZ reporter that he experimented with homosexuality drag, and even "male prostitution" in high school, stringing the paparazzo along for a while before chuckling and saying, "I'm kidding with you man."
He did add that he's got a "flaming homosexuality" inside of him raring to get out, but don't we all?
Seems most likely Taye is a straight guy who's very comfortable with his sexuality and masculinity.
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