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Walker Nathaniel Diggs | Son of Tay Diggs and Idina Menzel | Biography

Who is Walker Nathaniel Diggs?

Walker Nathaniel Diggs is the son Tay Diggs had with his ex-wife Idina Menzel. His father Tay Diggs is an actor and his mother Idina is a singer and actress.

A decade-long marriage between Walker’s parents ended in divorce in 2014. His parents share joint custody of him. Diggs is one of the cutest stars kids that have ever been in the spotlight. The guy has also been a center of fascination for all the fans and people around the world.

In addition to his parents being in the entertainment industry, his uncles are also musicians. Here’s everything you need to know about Walker Nathanial Diggs

Quick facts

Full nameWalker Nathaniel Diggs
NicknameSkywalker, Walkman, Walkathon, and Little Papa
BirthdateSeptember 2, 2009
Age12 years old
Sun signVirgo
TraitsVirgo male traits

Positive– Helpful, perfectionist, and honest

Negative– Observant, critical, and stubborn
BirthplaceNew York City, NY, USA
Currently residing Los Angeles. California, USA
Parents Taye Diggs (father),
Idina Menzel (mother),
GrandparentsAndre Young (paternal grandfather),
Marcia Berry (paternal grandmother),
Stuart Mentzel (maternal grandfather),
Helene Goldberg (maternal grandmother)
Marital statusNot applicable
SpouseNot applicable
ChildrenNot applicable
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack
Net worthNot applicable
Social mediaNone

Walker Nathaniel Diggs childhood

Walker Nathaniel Diggs childhood photo
Walker Nathaniel Diggs childhood photo

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs welcomed Walker Nathanial Diggs into the world on September 3, 2009. His mother is Caucasian, and his father comes from an African ethnic background. This makes him a mixed race. Walker Nathaniel Diggs is 12 years old as of March 2021. His birth horoscope is Virgo.

Walker’s great-grandfather moved to the USA from Russia. When he wasn’t even born, Idina Menzel would speak to her kids about the Jewish heritage and history. She would say that she felt a solid connection to her culture and would like to bring her children to know the stories and be aware of their history. 

Furthermore, she had stated that she did not have overwhelming knowledge of the concerned topic as she was a spiritual person rather than a religious one. Judging by Idina’s statement, we can assume that Walker has already received detailed history lessons regarding his Jewish heritage and other relevant information.

Walker Nathanial Diggs stands tall at 4 feet and 9 inches which comes around at about 1.44m.

Walker Nathaniel Diggs parents

Taye Diggs

Walker Nathaniel Diggs with his father Taye watching a volleyball game
Walker Nathaniel Diggs with his father Taye watching a volleyball game

Walker’s father, Taye Diggs, is currently 50 years old. He was born in Newark, New Jersey. Taye’s father, Andre Young who was a visual artist, and mother, Marcia, was a teacher and She has five children.

Taye has won several awards for his acting. He has won multiple awards. He has played in movies such as All American, Muppets Now, Empire, and more.

Speaking of the Taye Diggs brothers, Gabriel Diggs is a DJ, while Michael Diggs is a musician. They are currently Walker’s uncle.

Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel mother of Walker
Idina Menzel mother of Walker

Walker’s mother, Idina Kim Menzel, was born in Manhattan, New York City, on May 30, 1971. She is currently 50 years old. Furthermore, Walker’s maternal grandparents’ names are Helene Goldberg, a therapist, and Stuart Mentzel, a pajama salesman.

Idina came into the limelight because of her Broadway musical “Rent” as Maureen Johnson. Idina is currently married to Aaron Lohr.

Taye Diggs and Idina Kim Menzel relationship

Walker Nathaniel Diggs with Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel
Taye and Idina Menzel co-parenting Walker N Diggs

Walker’s parents Taye and Idina first met in the theater production of Rent in 1995, where they were both co-stars. In the months following their first encounter, they went on dates and shared the stage in films like Wild Party and Wicked. 

They announced their engagement in April 2002, as one might expect.

While it might be complicated and sad to think that when the couple first started dating and made things official, the reception was not positive. Additionally, media coverage and general public reactions were mixed. 

As a result of their racial heritage, Walker’s parents faced harsh prejudice.

Furthermore, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel tied the knot on January 11, 2003. In March 2009, after six years into their marital relationship, they confirmed that they were expecting a baby.

To everyone’s surprise, Taye Diggs was even subjected to numerous racist death threats across the country in 2004. Following their marriage, their racist rants increased greatly. 

Communities and societies continue to frown upon and discourage interracial marriages to this day. It is painful to hear about such incidents happening in the twenty-first century when race should not determine who a person should love.

However, they did not let racism affect their child’s mental state despite all the racial abuse.

Taye Diggs and Idina Kim Menzel divorce

Soon after, they welcomed Walker Nathaniel Diggs to this world on September 3, 2009. Unfortunate circumstances resulted in the couple’s further divorce in 2018.

However, when the couple decided to separate, their son was the only thing they had in mind. For their son’s sake, the pair remained in a mutual understanding with each other over the years.

Idina and Taye have already established an individual new relationship since they separated. It was in August 2015 when Walker’s mother Idina started dating actor Aaron Lohr, who proposed on September 22, 2017. 

Their marriage became official in September 2017. Additionally, the newlywed couple bought a home together in Encino, California. 

On the other hand, Walker’s father, Taye Diggs, was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend Amanza Smith Brown as they worked together in the movie Selling Sunset. He revealed to The Talk that he was dating and that his son Walker approved of their relationship. 

Taye however didn’t offer many details regarding his new relationship.

Idina and Aaron Lohr

Walker mother Idina Menzel and stepfather Aaron Lohr wedding photo
Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr wedding photo

Several years after the couple’s divorce, the Mezzo-Soprano singer Idina married once again. On September 22, 2017, She exchanged her vows with an actor named Aaron Lohr. 

Ever since the couple got married, they are enjoying their marital life.

It is evident that Menzel, just like Taye, had Walker in mind when she decided to start dating again, which implies that Walker approved her mom’s new husband.

As agreed by Taye and Idina, the couple tends to care for their although they are separated.

Taye Diggs and Amanza Smith Brown

Amanza Smith Brown and Taye Diggs in an award show
Amanza Smith Brown and Taye Diggs in an award show

When Taye Diggs first started dating, he was pretty worried about how would it affect Taye. The actor had once mentioned that he respected his son’s wish of not dating anybody. Kids have a hard time understanding the complexities of a relationship and life.

Then, after a while, Taye decided the time was right to start going out and meeting new people, and he talked to his son about that. The actor was quite stressed out after he brought home his new girlfriend, as there was no telling how his son was going to react.

Walker, fortunately, approved of his father’s new girlfriend. The two have gotten along well since Taye introduced her to him.

Walker Nathaniel Diggs personal life

When a person comes to the limelight due to their overly popular parents, people believe the children will also follow the same career paved by their parents. However, it looks like their son Walker is not interested in acting for now.

But, Taye Diggs is pleased to see his son doing whatever he feels like and not what generally people presume. In addition to that, Taye also mentioned that his son was into sports.

Moreover, Taye Diggs mentioned it was refreshing to watch what Walker does in the field playing games and then his son watching his parents on the screen.


Walker Nathaniel Diggs is pretty young to even understand a romantic relationship so I am sure there is none. Well, he is soon going to step into teenhood and we’re pretty sure he is going to attract a lot of beautiful gis.

As for now, Diggs is still a kid and unlinked to any affair.

Walker Nathaniel Diggs Controversies

Walker Nathaniel Diggs is just a kid, and there is still a long road to walk in his life.  We pray that he stays out of unwanted attention and harm’s way.

However, Taye has been part of controversies. One of which was while promoting his latest children’s book, Mixed Me! During the promotion, he said that instead of his son Walker being labeled as black he would prefer mixed.

“I think when you call biracial people black, you risk disrespecting half of who you are. I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everybody thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and they when they see he has a white mother, they’re like, “What’s going on? Are you ashamed”

Taye’s interview stirred controversies about his son’s race

He was soon flooded with comments if he was afraid of his songs being labeled black.

“I am a proud black man. I want my son to grow up to be a proud black man if he so chooses. He has a mother who is white. He has every right to be just as proud of his mother’s ‘blood’ as well. Please wake up, people. It’s not that deep.”

Taye clarified with a note on Instagram

Walker Nathaniel Diggs net worth

Being a son of celebrity parents, Walker is yet to pave his career, unlike many other child actors.

Reportedly, Diggs, dedicated and passionate about sports, wants to develop himself on a different path as an athlete. It’s entirely up to Walker to do whatever he sees fit.

It’s still unclear how much fortune the star kid holds, but he enjoys a lavish lifestyle thanks to his millionaire father and mother.

According to various sourcesWalker’s father, Taye Diggs, has a $14 million net worth updated in 2021. 

On the other hand, Walker’s mother, Idina Menzel, has an estimated net worth of $16 million accumulated through her on-screen venture and music career (album sales & concerts). 

Walker Nathaniel Diggs social media involvement

The star child is not active on any social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Diggs is still a kid, and his parents do not want to spoil him with social media at an early age.

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