When I sat down to chat with actor Taye Diggs for an exclusive interview with PureWow, I expected to talk about his movie The Set Up (which I’m obsessed with) and his partnership with Burlington Stores and AdoptaClassroom.org, which supports teachers by providing money for school supplies.
While we did discuss both of those things, there was an unexpected facet of our conversation that really stood out to me: His refreshingly chill approach to fatherhood with his 9-year-old son, Walker.
“My son’s mother [Frozen star Idina Menzel] and I are very fortunate. It’s a direct product of being cared for and having the luxury of a great education and people that were supporting us when it came to things as simple as school supplies,” he explained.
It’s that experience that has allowed him to be present for Walker and help ingrain the value of gratitude in him. “It’s really great watching him grow and be able to spend time around him,” he mused.