is idina menzel married?
Idina Menzel has had her fair share of dream roles on Broadway, and on the big screen. After getting her big break as Elphaba in Wicked, the singer-actress continued the fantasy as Elsa in Disney’s Frozen and Frozen II. With the new flick Disenchanted, she’s teamed up with Disney for another truly spellbinding role.
While Idina’s career has been nothing short of a fairytale, the actress has endured her fair share of ups and downs in her personal life. Her first marriage to fellow actor Taye Diggs ended in divorce in 2014 but did give them their beloved son Walker.
After the breakup, Idina’s happily ever after was still around the corner. She began dating second husband Aaron Lohr in 2015, following her divorce. The duo married in 2017.
Want to know more about Idina’s love life and her two marriages? Learn everything there is to know about the Broadway star her husband, and her ex-husband right here.
Aaron is an entertainer like Idina, and they met while working on 2005’s Rent movie adaptation. (It was the Broadway version of the play where she met first husband Taye.) Idina and Aaron coincidentally co-starred in the 2005 off-Broadway musical, See What I Wanna See. Of course, their relationship was simply platonic and business.
However, that all changed when they reconnected and began dating shortly after Idina and Taye’s separation. Aaron and Idina made their red-carpet debut at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., in April 2015.
In Sept. 2016, Idina announced that Aaron popped the question for her hand in marriage. “As if this week couldn’t get any better I have wonderful news… my man and I are engaged! We are so happy. It’s a beautiful time,” she tweeted.
A year later in Sept. 2017, Idina surprised fans by announcing that she and Aaron had tied the knot. “Wanted to let you know… Married the love of my life #aaronlohr this weekend @ our home. Dad & son walked me down the aisle. It was magical,” she tweeted.
And in an interview just weeks after her wedding, Idina opened up about what it’s like to be married to Aaron. “He’s my guy,” she gushed to People at the Disney/Pixar premiere of Coco. “Family, to me, means being able to be yourself, sit back on the couch and relax, and watch a movie with the people that know you better than anyone else in the world.”
She then explained that her son Walker and Aaron have a sweet bond and were probably home having loads of fun without her. “They’re very close,” she noted. “They’re probably watching a film, or they run around play dodgeball with a sock, they make a ball out of socks and they hit each other.”
Lohr has a handful of projects under his belt, and he’s best known for voicing Max Goof in 1995’s A Goofy Movie and as Dean Portman in the Mighty Ducks films. He also played Mush in Disney’s 1992 film adaptation of Newsies. He has slowed his roll on the acting front, though, and is now the clinical director at Avalon Malibu, a mental health and addiction center in Los Angeles.
Taye and Idina met while working together in 1995 on the Broadway musical Rent. They struck up a romance and then walked down the aisle in 2003. The couple continued working on Broadway and off-Broadway in film and television roles, including the 2005 film adaptation of Rent, in which they reprised their roles of Maureen and Benny. The power duo welcomed their first and only child into the world in 2008: son Walker Nathaniel Diggs.
Unfortunately, their love faded and they announced their separation in Dec. 2012. “Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” the couple’s representatives revealed to People magazine at the time. “Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”
Just a few months earlier, the Glee actress opened up about how much effort it took to keep her marriage going strong. “We work at it,” she said in April of that year. “I’m not going to glamorize it or glorify it – we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much. We try not to be away from each other for more than two weeks at a time, and we try to find new ways to communicate.”
The pair finalized their divorce by the start of the new year. In April of 2014, Taye commented on the fact that the divorce caught fans off-guard. “I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I thought, ‘Oh, man, people are going to trip out [if we split],'” he admitted to Redbook magazine. “Maybe they thought it was cute that we met in Rent. There weren’t a lot of couples like us in the theater community—and I know there aren’t a lot of performers as talented as she is… and then you have the whole mixed [race] thing. It was easy for people to root for us. Right now, we’re still trying to figure out a lot of stuff because we’re on different coasts and our son is getting older.”
Idina commented on the fact that she and Taye were bi-coastal and living 3,000 miles apart in a 2013 interview, and she admitted it was no easy feat. “It’s hard trying to make the decision to keep [Walker] in LA so he can go to school with his friends. He would be with a babysitter or have to travel to me to New York where I am rehearsing all day — but at least he’s with Mommy. It’s those kind of decisions that torture me all the time,” she divulged to People.
The couple initially kept their romance under wraps before making their red carpet debut at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. They first met a decade earlier on the set of Rent, which also starred Menzel's first husband, actor Taye Diggs.
In September 2017, just one year after announcing their engagement, Menzel shared that she and Lohr had tied the knot at their home in Encino, California.
"Wanted to let you know... married the love of my life #aaronlohr this weekend at our home. Dad & son walked me down the aisle. It was magical," Menzel tweeted.
From singing for Disney to becoming a licensed therapist, here's everything to know about Aaron Lohr and his relationship with Idina Menzel.
Born in Los Angeles, Lohr began his acting career at a young age when he danced in the 1984 music video for Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It for the Boy," according to Turner Classic Movies.
Through the '80s and '90s, Lohr appeared in TV shows such as Sister, Sister, and movies like D2: The Mighty Ducks and Newsies. In 1995, he was the singing voice of Goofy's son Max Goof in A Goofy Movie.
The actor put his acting career on hold to explore other work endeavors after his performance in the 2017 film A Change of Heart.
The future couple first met on the set of the 2005 film adaptation of Rent, in which Menzel reprised her role of Maureen Johnson from the Broadway production and Lohr joined the cast as Steve, a member of an AIDS support group.
Menzel and Lohr's paths soon crossed again when they were cast in the Public Theater's Off-Broadway production of See What I Wanna See in 2005, according to Playbill.
In 2012, Lohr began working as the clinical director of Avalon Malibu, a mental health and addiction treatment center in California.
In addition to receiving his bachelor's degree from UCLA, Lohr also has two master's degrees: one in criminal justice from John Jay in New York City and another in psychology from Phillips Graduate University in Los Angeles. Lohr is also a licensed marriage and family therapist.
In October 2019, Menzel released her second Christmas music album, Christmas: A Season of Love, which included a duet with Lohr of "I'll Be Home for Christmas."
To celebrate the launch of her holiday album, Menzel performed at Carnegie Hall with Lohr and featured artist Billy Porter. The couple included a dance number for the special occasion.
"We recorded 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' for her Christmas album and then [she] asked me to perform at Carnegie Hall," Lohr told PEOPLE in 2020. Menzel added, "We learned to salsa dance together so we had an only-dancing number in my show."
Though the end product was a success, it wasn't all fun and games. "We almost divorced because we started with the teacher," Menzel joked. "The man always leading is not the way I'm accustomed to!"
Menzel shares son Walker Nathaniel Diggs with ex-husband Diggs. Although Walker has expressed some concern about his dad entering the dating scene, he developed a close bond with his mother's new beau.
"They're very close," Menzel told PEOPLE of Walker and Lohr in 2017. "They're probably watching a film, or they run around [playing] dodgeball with a sock, they make a ball out of socks and they hit each other."
She added, "Family, to me, means being able to be yourself, sit back on the couch and relax, and watch a movie with the people that know you better than anyone else in the world."
In a December 2022, interview with InStyle, Menzel revealed that she and Lohr tried to have a baby through in vitro fertilization. The Broadway star explained that she went through several rounds of IVF but couldn't get the follicle count or the go-ahead from her doctor.
"At a certain time, you're exhausted emotionally and physically. It becomes apparent that it is just time to let that go and move on," Menzel explained.
Weeks before Lohr popped the question in 2016, Menzel sat down with The Telegraph and discussed why she doesn't rely on any man to make her feel confident.
"My career is what makes me feel confident," Menzel said. "To feel self-sufficient and like I don't need a man to support me and all that kind of stuff makes me feel good about myself."
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