Here’s How It Went When Taye Diggs Introduced His Son To His New Girlfriend After The Boy Asked Him Not To Date: “It Was Pretty Stressful”
Since moving on from his marriage to Idina Menzel in 2014, actor Taye Diggs has done some dating here and there, including being in a relationship with model Amanza Smith Brown, who is pictured above. Earlier this year though, he said that his son asked him not to date.
In 2018, Diggs said that his then 8-year-old son, Walker, was honest about not wanting to share his time with his dad with a woman who’s not his mom.
“He is now getting kind of more candid and honest,” he said to PEOPLE. “He said the other day that he doesn’t want me to have a girlfriend. He said, ‘I want you to myself.’”
“Then he said, ‘Is that okay to say dad?’” he added. “I was like, ‘Yeah man! I want you to be able to tell me anything. Okay I get that.'”
While Diggs said he had been “respecting” that request for a while, in July of this year, he admitted to Extra that he did meet someone new.
“I am dating, he said. “I just started seeing someone that I’m into so I’m pretty hyped about that.”
“I probably shouldn’t have said that,” he added. “Hey, you heard it first.”
Well, things must be going well, because the 48-year-old told the ladies of The Talk recently that he introduced Walker to his new girlfriend, and things went better than expected in terms of how Walker took it and felt about her.
“I started seeing somebody and it was pretty stressful, but I introduced her to him, and they get along really well,” he said. “We just went out and decorated the whole house for Halloween, so that was cool.”
“I said, how do you like the new lady? And he goes, ‘It’s good. She doesn’t use a high voice when she talks to me. She talks to me like an adult,” he added. “And he’s like, as soon as you do that, it’s done. But, you know, she speaks to him like an adult, and he respects that.”