Taye Diggs Likens His Son's Birth to an Epic Sporting Event

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Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel's first baby was born last month, and the new dad couldn't be prouder of his "warrior" of a wife's performance all through their son Walker's delivery. It sounds like she kept it cool as a cucumber, while he was the one who couldn't keep it together -- mostly from sheer excitement. He was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today and according to Us magazine he said: "I couldn't control myself. It was like the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, everything wrapped up into one."

Taye Diggs became a dad last month. (Getty Images)
For someone who plays a doctor on TV's Private Practice, the actor didn't seem like he remembered any of his bedside manner. He said: "I said I would look two times. I would look when the baby was crowning, and I wanted to look right when Walker came out. And then when he came out, all the 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!'"


We definitely give him points for being the best cheerleader of a dad right from the get-go. However, he seems to have failed to mention how Idina reacted to his "inner gangster" after she had pushed for 8 hours without pain killers. We're sure she was happy to have a personal fan club, eventually.

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