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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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Taye Diggs: Being a Good Father Starts with Showing Up

06/01/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

Being a fabulous father starts with one easy step, says Taye Diggs.

“Be there. How about that? Show up,” the actor, who has teamed up with Dockers to star in their Father’s Day #DadJam video, tells PEOPLE.

And the benefits go both ways: Diggs, who is dad to Walker Nathaniel, admits there is nothing better in life than spending time with his 5½-year-old son.

“For me, the greatest thing about being a dad is a tie between when I haven’t seen my son in awhile and he runs to me and says, ‘Daddy’ and when he’s asleep and I’m carrying him to the bed,” he explains.

The Murder in the First star jokingly adds, “Ah, he’s so cute when he’s asleep.”

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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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