It is not uncommon for celebrity spotlights to shine on their children and close family members. While some celebrities choose to keep their family, children and personal lives hidden from the public view, others do not mind revealing these aspects of their existence. Some parents may not intend to put their children in the public eye but because of their prominence, the children sometimes receive as much attention as their parents. One such case is Walker Nathaniel Diggs, a child whose father is prominent for his role in The Best Man.

Many people are interested in learning more about Walker because of the fame that his parents enjoy. Since his birth, Walker Nathaniel Diggs has frequently been spotted hanging out with one or both of his parents, whether it be at sporting events where they have front-row tickets or simply grabbing a bite to eat.


Who is Walker Nathaniel Diggs?

Walker Nathaniel Diggs is the son of prominent Hollywood actor, Taye Diggs, and his ex-wife, Idina Menzel, who is also an actress, as well as a singer. He is the only child of the former lovebirds from their 11-year marriage. Both Nathaniel’s parents are renowned celebrities and successful Hollywood actors who have been in the business for years.

Diggs is of biracial ethnicity; his mother is of Russian Jewish ancestry while his father is African-American. However, he is an American by birth due to his birthplace.

The now 13-year-old is said to have a strong enthusiasm for sports, which is evident in several images of Walker that have appeared online. Walker enjoys playing basketball and is a member of his school’s team. Walker, unlike several other famous kids, has shown no signs of following in his parent’s footsteps of becoming an actor or singer; he appears to have a mind of his own even as a young adolescent. 

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Idina Menzel discussed her son’s love for sneakers and the huge collection he owns during an interview with PEOPLE. She admitted that she wears the same size as her 13-year-old son. He was not amused when she once went up to pick him up from school wearing a pair of his Yeezys.

Walker Nathaniel Diggs and his father taking a selfie

Walker Nathaniel Diggs age

Walker Nathaniel Diggs was born in New York City, New York, in the United States on September 2, 2009, making him 13 years old, as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

What does he do now?

Presently, Walker Nathaniel Diggs resides with his mother and lives a very comfortable life. He also gets to spend a lot of time with his dad, even though his parents are divorced. This is because they both share custody of him. 

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Idina Menzel, Aaron Lohr and Taye Diggs attending Walker’s basketball game

Walker Nathaniel Diggs’ Parents 

Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs, born January 2, 1971, is a known American actor who has been in the industry for almost three decades. In 1995 Taye met fellow actress and singer, Idina Menzel (born May 30, 1971) for the first time during the production of the Broadway musical Rent, in which they both starred. For the stage play, Diggs portrayed Benjamin Coffin III, the landlord, and this was the start of his relationship with Menzel. In 2002 they announced their engagement. 

The couple got married on January 11, 2003, with their wedding ceremony taking place in Jamaica. The couple announced in March 2009 that they were expecting a child, and Walker Nathaniel Diggs was born on September 2, 2009, six years after their wedding.

Diggs has four siblings, Christian Diggs, Shalom, Gabriel, and Michael Diggs( Walker’s uncles). Idina on the other hand has one sister Cara who is an aunt to Walker. 

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Taye Diggs is best known for his work in television, film, and on stage. He has appeared in television shows such as Private Practice (2007-2013), Murder in the First (2014-2016) and All American (2018-present). He has also starred in films such as How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Brown Sugar, Chicago (both 2002), Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003), Best Man (1999), and its sequel Best Man Holiday (2013).

Diggs is reputed to be an outstanding author, in addition to being a performer and actor. He has written five books for kids. They are Chocolate Me! Mixed Me! (2011) (2015), Why? (2018), I Love You More Than… (2019), My Friend! (2021) and A Dialogue about Race (2021).


Walker Nathaniel Diggs with his mom

Idina Kim Menzel is a well-known singer who has found popular success in theatre, film, and music. She is best recognized for her work in musicals on the Broadway stage. As a result of her accomplishments, Idina Menzel is dubbed “Queen of Broadway.”

She has won the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Tony Awards, and she has been nominated for the Drama League Award and the Drama Desk Award three times each. In acknowledgement of her service to the live theatre, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019. 

As a recording artist, Idina Menzel has released six studio albums: Still, I Can’t Be Still (1998), Here (2004), I Stand (2008), Holiday Wishes (2014), Idina (2016), and Christmas: A Season of Love (2019). Menzel is considered to be among the greatest Broadway performers of her generation, possessing one of the most recognized and sought-after voices in the industry. 

Divorce of Walker Nathaniel Diggs’ Parents

News of Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel getting separated after 10 years of marriage first surfaced in 2013, and on December 11, 2014, the couple were officially divorced. Walker Nathaniel Diggs was just five years old at the time of their divorce. Walker’s parents were given shared custody as a result of the divorce, according to the judge. The specifics of why they got divorced remain unknown to this day. 

Following the divorce of the couple, Idina and actor Aaron Lohr began dating in 2015. In 2016, Aaron proposed to Idina, and the two later became engaged. They got married in September 2017. Idina and her new husband acquired a home in Encino, located in the US state of California.

As for Taye Diggs, he was in a relationship with actress and model, Amanza Smith, whom he started dating five months after his divorce. They ended things after five years.

He then began dating model and reality TV beauty, Apryl Jones, in early 2022. The pair are now happily engaged and cannot seem to stop expressing their love for each other on social media platforms.

Walker Nathaniel Diggs net worth 

As of the time of documenting this article, it is unknown how much wealth Walker Nathaniel Diggs has amassed. This is partly because he is still a teenager. Therefore, he is being catered to by his parents.

Diggs’ dad is worth an estimated $7 million, while his mom is worth an estimated $16 million.

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