Taye Diggs isn’t keeping his new relationship out of the public eye anymore! The gorgeous actor brought his new girlfriend Amanza Smith Brown to the BET Awards at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on June 29. The new couple was all smiles as they walked the red carpet for their first public appearance. Read on for more details!
Taye Diggs, 43, wasn’t on the market for long before new girlfriend Amanza Smith Brown snatched him up! He and soon-to-be-ex-wife Idina Menzel announced their split in December 2013 after 10 years of marriage. But is it too soon for Taye to be in a relationship again?
Taye Diggs’ Girlfriend, Amanza Smith Brown, Accompanied Him At The BET Awards
It hasn’t been very long since the demise of his marriage, but Taye Diggs doesn’t seem to be in mourning anymore. The Private Practice actor took to the red carpet and strutted his stuff with his new arm candy, Amanza Smith Brown.
The new happy couple looked stunning on the red carpet! Amanza looked gorgeous wearing a white halter gown accessorized with a gold belt that hugged her tiny waist, and Taye didn’t disappoint, either, in a dark grey suit and his signature scholarly spectacles.
The couple have one fairly important factor in common: both have had previous marriages along with kids. Amanza is the ex-wife of former NFL player Ralph Brown, with whom she has two kids. Meanwhile, Taye is currently going through a divorce — from Idina, of course — and they share a four-year-old son, Walker.
Taye Diggs: The Way His Son, Walker, ‘Says ‘Daddy’ Is Unrivaled By Anything’
Taye met his estranged wife, Idina, when they co-starred in the original production of the Broadway musical Rent in 1996. They went on to marry in 2003, as well as starring in the 2005 film together. The pair welcomed their son Walker in 2009, but it wasn’t until this past December that they called it quits.
Taye may have moved on from Idina, but he is not leaving his son behind. “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,” Taye told Redbook magazine.
“The best is seeing the expression on his face when I pick him up from school — the way he says ‘Daddy’ is unrivaled by anything. Then the toughest… well, lately, it’s leaving for work when I know I have to be away from him for more than a few days.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers, did Taye move on too fast or is it healthy that he found love again? Let us know!
— Brittany King