Celeb R.E.: Taye Diggs Digging Out of Studio City Amidst Separation from Idina Menzel, the Voice of Frozen's Elsa
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Fresh on the MLS is the Studio City home of actor Taye Diggs which was officially listed on July 16, 2014 for $2,995,000.
Taye Diggs whose real name is Scott Leo Diggs is an accomplished stage, TV, and film actor best know for playing roles in the Broadway musical Rent, the film, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and The Best Man, and the TV series, Private Practice.
Prior to 2013, Diggs was happily married to Idina Menzel who he first met and fell in love with back in 1996 when the duo were working together on the Broadway show, Rent, and later married on January 11, 2003. However, rumors started to surface of Diggs infidelity in 2013 which some have speculated led to the separation. Typically common with divorcee proceedings, assets are sold to make the process of divorce easier to settle so its possible that the listing of this home is in preparation of a finalized divorce.
Despite Menzel's long career in show business, she didnt become wildly popular until last year with Disney's money making animation film, Frozen, playing the lead character, "Elsa The Snow Queen," as well as singing the film's Academy Award winning hit song, "Let It Go" (which I cant get out of my head now). At the time of writing this post, Frozen has generated $1.3 billion at the box office on a $150 million budge not including merchandise and record sales. Cha-ching!
The home measures 6 Beds/4 Baths on 4,931 sqft on a total lot size of 0.36 acres built in 1956. The listing description states:
Set privately at the end of a country lane, this stunning traditional boasts meticulous craftsmanship with bountiful natural light careening through the high-vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Beyond a dramatic two-story foyer the main level boasts a chefs kitchen, vast living and dining areas for entertaining or raising a large family, an expansive master suite, and three additional bedrooms. An upstairs retreat offers a private office plus bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and wood floors. A sweeping outdoor yard augments the home, with a large pool, rolling lawns, patios, and a tree-house. Three-car garage.
Menzel and Diggs first purchased this home on April 27, 2010 for $2,090,000 which I also happened to blog about in April 2011 (via the Realestalker) in my third ever celebrity R.E. post (so much sentimental value here). Based on today's asking price, Menzel and Diggs stand to make $452,500 each before taxes, commissions, carrying costs, and any renovation costs. But then again the attorney's will need to get paid if there is a divorce.
Its not known where Diggs and Menzel are relocating to next but either of them may own a home in the New York area where they first started in Broadway. Hate to see Menzel or Diggs leave the SFV so hopefully they are just selling for divorce purposes and will be relocating within the SFV.
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