Actor Taye Diggs is in awe of his “warrior” wife Idina Menzel following the birth of their son Walker in September.
In an episode set to air today, the Private Practice star tells Ellen DeGeneres that Idina opted for a natural labor, boasting, “No drugs. She is a warrior.”
Taye went on to describe the 8-hour labor: “I was holding her hands and cheering her on. I said I would look two times. I would look when the baby was crowning, and I wanted to look right when [son] Walker came out. And then when he came out, all of a sudden it was like my inner gangster came out. I was like, ‘Yeah baby, that’s what I’m talkin’ about, that’s my boy!’”
Walker is the first child for Taye and his Tony-award winning wife, who tied the knot in 2003. The proud papa says that his son’s arrival made for a very memorable experience.
“It was crazy,” he admits. “I couldn’t control myself. It was like the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, everything wrapped up into one.”