Idina Menzel is at a happy place right now with a great husband, an amazing child, and a lovely career. But all this does not come easy.
“I think I do a decent job at it — or at least people tell me I do,” Menzel says about balancing her personal and professional life.
“Walker‘s potty-training and handled it like a champ. He still has his pacifier — he’s 3½ — and that bothers me. I’m trying not to judge — it’s because we travel so much that I don’t like to mess him up in too many ways.”
41-year-old Menzel is busy right now with the musical If/Then in New York City. Sadly, the place is far away from Los Angeles – where she lives.
“It’s hard trying to make the decision to keep him in L.A. so he can go to school with his friends. He would be with a babysitter or have to travel to me to New York where I am rehearsing all day — but at least he’s with Mommy,” says the actress. “It’s those kind of decisions that torture me all the time.”
Luckily, her husband has been there for her for a decade now to always support her.
“We work at it,” Menzel says about her marriage. “I’m not going to glamorize it or glorify it — we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much. We try not to be away from each other for more than two weeks at a time and we try to find new ways to communicate.”
“He was quite the macho man there,” Menzel says about her husband Diggs, who recently showed his heroism by chasing down a burglar! “I was annoyed with him though because I thought it was stupid. The guy could have been armed and he could have been hurt.”
“I was frustrated with him for doing it,” she says, appreciating the act finally. “But his instinct came in — his child and wife were in the house — so afterward it was sexy to me.”
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