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Idina Menzel Admits Divorce Made Her Feel Like She’d Failed Her Son: ‘You Have a Lot of Regret’

10/11/2016 at 10:00 AM ET

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Idina Menzel is opening up about her song “Perfect Story,” and what it means to her and her family — particularly in regard to her divorce from ex-husband Taye Diggs and the impact it has had on their 7-year-old son Walker Nathaniel.

“I sang it for the first time onstage last night in front of an audience and I didn’t want to start crying,” Menzel, 45, told PEOPLE Now of the song, which is featured on her new full-length album idina.

“I felt it coming on and I had to fight it [off] because you don’t sing very well when you’re crying,” adds the former Wicked star.

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Idina Menzel Says Co-Parenting with Ex Taye Diggs Is All About Putting Son Walker ‘First’

10/04/2016 at 05:15 PM ET

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Idina Menzel and ex-husband Taye Diggs have found a perfect harmony when it comes to raising their son — separately but together.

“Your child comes first, that’s all,” Menzel, 45, tells PEOPLE Now. “It’s all about that.”

The former couple — who split in 2013 — share Walker Nathaniel, 7.

“He comes first and you have to get past your own egos and you never talk bad about each other,” explains Menzel — who just released a full-length album, idina — of the formula for parental harmony.

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Idina Menzel Reveals Why Son Walker Hates Her Singing — and Frozen

09/27/2016 at 05:30 PM ET

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A lot of people would like to hear Idina Menzel sing. In fact, they would pay big bucks to do so. But her 7-year-old son Walker Nathaniel is definitely not one of them.

The vocal superstar, a household name from her role as Elphaba in the original Broadway cast of Wicked and more recently in box office-busting Disney smash Frozen, recently stopped by PEOPLE Now to dish on her new full length, idina.

It’s safe to say that the album probably won’t make Walker’s personal playlist.

“He doesn’t like to hear Mommy sing!” Menzel, 45, tells PEOPLE of her son with ex-husband Taye Diggs. “The few times I’ve tried — I’d say, ‘Want to hear what Mommy did in the studio today?’ — the first song on the album is called ‘Small World’ and he started cry!”
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Taye Diggs: Why ‘Let It Go’ Has Become My Mantra in Life

02/25/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

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If there were any hard feelings following their split in 2013, Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have let them go — all for the sake of their son Walker Nathaniel.

“We were friends to start out with, but especially when you have a kid in the mix, there’s no time for any negativity,” the Murder in the First actor, 44, tells PEOPLE.

“He’s our main objective, he’s what’s most important for us, so we’re still there as a family.”

Recently, being there for each other has meant that the father-son duo have supported Menzel’s incredible success with the phenomenon “Let It Go,” the hit song from Disney’s Frozen.

“Watching Walker watch her [sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl] and seeing the pride in his face is cool,” Diggs shares of the couple’s 5-year-old son. “He was at some playdate with a bunch of kids and the song came on. The kids said, ‘Oh, my mother is always singing this song,’ and he said, ‘No, my mother really sings this song!”
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