Taye Diggs Happy to Take On Diaper Duty

02/19/2010 at 06:00 PM ET
AP/Courtesy of Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

New dad Taye Diggs could use some serious shut-eye! Stopping by Good Morning America recently, the Private Practice star was noticeably quiet, but attributed it to his hectic schedule.

“It’s early, it’s very early,” he said with a laugh. “I’m just trying to get through [and then] I’ll be back [in Los Angeles] tonight to see the little man.”

The little man in question is Taye and wife Idina Menzel‘s 5-month-old son Walker Nathaniel, and the proud papa was more than willing to dish on baby boy’s latest milestones.

“He’s almost standing, he’s laughing a lot when I come in to get him in the morning to change his diaper, he’s smiling, he’s brilliant,” Taye raves, before adding, “I can’t stop talking about him!”

Exhaustion aside, Taye is “loving” first-time fatherhood. So much so, in fact, that the actor has no qualms about changing diapers, despite openly admitting that Walker “tears it up” on the changing table.

“It is love, let me tell you, his diapers are no joke. But even then I’m such a proud father I’m like, ‘Good for you! Good for you little man!'”

Enjoying his continued success — both in his career and his personal life — the Private Practice star is the first to point out that he will be forever grateful. “I’m blessed,” he notes. “It’s so cliché to say, but life is good.”

Source: Good Morning America

— Anya

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Maya on

Lol. He’s funny.

Molly on

I love Taye and Idina. Sounds like he loves being a dad – good for him.

Beverley on

I love hearing about men who love being fathers. It’s so wonderful to hear about how much a man loves his child and how happy he is.

CTBmom on

I know I say this in every post about them….but I love Idina and Taye! Such an amazingly talented and beautiful couple. Walker is such a cutie. I would love to see a recent pic of him, but you can’t blame Taye and Idina for trying to keep him shielded from the public.

CelebBabyLover on

AWWWW! Taye obvouisly loves being a daddy! 🙂

Janna on

Proud of the poop! He couldn’t be sweeter!

Candice on

I love Idina and Taye so much. How sweet are they?!