Taye Diggs and Amanza Smith's love story: The real reason ‘Selling Sunset’ and ‘All American’ stars broke up
Taye Diggs has won hearts with his portrayal of Coach Billy Baker in ‘All American’ but it is his personal life that invites much more intrigue. Did you know the 50-year-old once dated ‘Selling Sunset’ star Amanza Smith?
The reality star who stepped into the real estate world after working as a home stager and designer was previously married to former NFL player Ralph Brown and the ‘All American’ star first married actress Idina Menzel in 2003 and split with her in 2014 after 11 years of their rock-solid relationship. Soon after, it was his relationship with Amanza that made headlines and the two looked happy together for five years. Why did they break up then? Let's take a look at the relationship timeline.
Taye Diggs and Amanza Smith's love story
For the adorable couple, love knocked on the door in 2014 if rumors are to be believed. At the time, the actor even appeared on an episode of ‘Selling Sunset’ in season 2 as he was buying a house from Amanza's longtime friend and realtor Mary Fitzgerald. The two, however, broke up sometime around 2018. In an interview, he said he was not sure if he could date a White girl again: “I don't know if I can ever mess with a White girl now.”
Known for his roles in Broadway musicals ‘Rent and Hedwig’ and the ‘Angry Inch’ and films like ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘The Best Man' and its sequel, ‘The Best Man Holiday’, Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised by mother, Marcia (née Berry), who was a teacher and actress, and his father, Andre Young, a visual artist.
Lately, he has gained much popularity as a host after he hosted the game show ‘Hypnotize Me’ with hypnotist Keith Barry and the 25th Annual Critics Choice Awards.
Why did Taye Diggs and Amanza Smith-Brown part ways?
After Taye Diggs and Amanza Smith-Brown parted ways, they never really spoke about the breakup. At the time, rumors swiveled that her family and career come first.
Much later, spilling the beans on her romance with Diggs, the Netflix star told EOnline, “Neither one of us was in the right place to date.” She added, “He'd only been divorced like five months. I was the first person he'd been with after her. If you're the first relationship someone has fresh out of a divorce, it's probably never going to work. We're better friends.”
She also said how the two still have playdates. “His son (Walker) is the same age as my daughter... We still have playdates, and I'll drop my kids off at Idina's house and they'll have playdates and sleepovers there with Walker.” Currently, there seems to be no information if there is a special someone in his life now but if an Express.co.uk report is to be believed, Diggs was reportedly dating someone new but her identity has not been revealed.