Idina Menzel considers herself “lucky” to have a fantastic 13-year-old son. Idina Menzel, a well-known singer and actor, discusses her heartbreaking attempt to become pregnant again in her new documentary, Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?
Menzel, 51, has a son named Walker with her ex-husband Taye Diggs. In 2017, she married fellow Broadway actor Aaron Lohr and made the decision to try for a second child. Menzel first didn’t believe Lohr wanted kids, but once they started co-parenting Walker, she saw what a great dad he was.
“So I wanted that for him,” she said in an interview with People about her Disney+ documentary, which will be available to watch on December 9 and features clips from Menzel’s private life and 2018 national tour. The Frozen star also shares “physical” and “emotional” moments while visiting the doctor and getting in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments, which Menzel acknowledged was her idea.
Regarding fertility issues, she remarked, “I really wanted women to be seen in this film and others to understand what we go through.” Forgoing the privacy of that was crucial to me in order to give folks a glimpse into my experience.
Menzel questions how the IVF injections will impact her voice and stage presence in the documentary, but she still goes through with the procedure. However, four years later, Menzel said she and Lohr have “moved beyond that” and accepted the journey. Unfortunately, a pregnancy never materialized.
The former Wicked actor told People, “I think going through all that, you’re so worn by it that finally, it becomes evident like, ‘I don’t want to do this longer and it just wasn’t meant to be,’ and you’re resolved in that. “I was blessed to have this wonderful son as a child. And I was able to conceive quickly, which is something that many people never even get to experience. The pregnancy was also rather straightforward.”
In addition to her documentary, Menzel recently starred in the Disney sequel to Enchanted, Disenchanted, and she continues to provide the voices of Elsa in the films Frozen and Frozen 2, which have become the soundtrack of many parents’ lives.