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Idina Menzel Talks Candidly About Dating After Divorce

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Idina Menzel attends the Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Junket on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) | Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs called it quits on their 10-year marriage last December, and now the Broadway star is opening up about navigating the dating world as a single mom.

"It all sucks," Menzel told "Valentine in the Morning" on his radio show Monday.

"I don't want to keep introducing him to people and having him form bonds and then take 'em away, you know," Menzel said, referring to the couple's four-year-old son Walker. "It's bad enough his mom and dad are getting divorced."

Menzel -- who recently voiced Elsa in Disney's "Frozen" -- is no stranger to the D-word; her own parents split when she was a teenager.

"I went through it when I was 15 years old," Menzel said. "I keep telling myself, because I feel so badly for him, it's better that he's four-and-a half than when he's 15. He has two parents that love him very much and we want to be great moms and dads. At 15 I was too aware, I thought I was an adult, and I got in the middle of everything and I took on the stress for both of them."

Menzel and Diggs met as costars in the original Broadway production of "Rent" in the mid-1990s. They married in 2003 and their son was born in 2009.

To hear Menzel's interview, click here.

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