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Who Is Idina Menzel's Husband? All About Aaron Lohr

Aaron Lohr and Idina Menzel attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California
Aaron Lohr and Idina Menzel attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California

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Idina Menzel has lent her singing talents to roles in Frozen, Wicked and more, but she has given her heart to her husband Aaron Lohr.

The couple initially kept their romance under wraps before making their red carpet debut at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. They first met a decade earlier on the set of Rent, which also starred Menzel's first husband, actor Taye Diggs.

In September 2017, just one year after announcing their engagement, Menzel shared that she and Lohr had tied the knot at their home in Encino, California.

"Wanted to let you know... married the love of my life #aaronlohr this weekend at our home. Dad & son walked me down the aisle. It was magical," Menzel tweeted.

From singing for Disney to becoming a licensed therapist, here's everything to know about Aaron Lohr and his relationship with Idina Menzel.

His acting career started early

Aaron Lohr and Idina Menzel attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California
Aaron Lohr and Idina Menzel attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California

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Born in Los Angeles, Lohr began his acting career at a young age when he danced in the 1984 music video for Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear It for the Boy," according to Turner Classic Movies.

Through the '80s and '90s, Lohr appeared in TV shows such as Sister, Sister, and movies like D2: The Mighty Ducks and Newsies. In 1995, he was the singing voice of Goofy's son Max Goof in A Goofy Movie.

The actor put his acting career on hold to explore other work endeavors after his performance in the 2017 film A Change of Heart.

He worked with Menzel before getting married

Aaron Lohr and Idina Menzel arrive to the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020
Aaron Lohr and Idina Menzel arrive to the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020

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The future couple first met on the set of the 2005 film adaptation of Rent, in which Menzel reprised her role of Maureen Johnson from the Broadway production and Lohr joined the cast as Steve, a member of an AIDS support group.

Menzel and Lohr's paths soon crossed again when they were cast in the Public Theater's Off-Broadway production of See What I Wanna See in 2005, according to Playbill.

He is a licensed therapist

Aaron Lohr and wife Idina Menzel pose at The Opening Night After Party for The Roundabout Theatre Company's new play "Skintight" at Naples 45 Restaurant on June 21, 2018 in New York City
Aaron Lohr and wife Idina Menzel pose at The Opening Night After Party for The Roundabout Theatre Company's new play "Skintight" at Naples 45 Restaurant on June 21, 2018 in New York City

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In 2012, Lohr began working as the clinical director of Avalon Malibu, a mental health and addiction treatment center in California.

In addition to receiving his bachelor's degree from UCLA, Lohr also has two master's degrees: one in criminal justice from John Jay in New York City and another in psychology from Phillips Graduate University in Los Angeles. Lohr is also a licensed marriage and family therapist.

He and Menzel have collaborated on music

In October 2019, Menzel released her second Christmas music album, Christmas: A Season of Love, which included a duet with Lohr of "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

To celebrate the launch of her holiday album, Menzel performed at Carnegie Hall with Lohr and featured artist Billy Porter. The couple included a dance number for the special occasion.

"We recorded 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' for her Christmas album and then [she] asked me to perform at Carnegie Hall," Lohr told PEOPLE in 2020. Menzel added, "We learned to salsa dance together so we had an only-dancing number in my show."

Though the end product was a success, it wasn't all fun and games. "We almost divorced because we started with the teacher," Menzel joked. "The man always leading is not the way I'm accustomed to!"

He gets along well with her son

Aaron Lohr and Idina Menzel attend the Premiere of Disney's "Frozen 2" at Dolby Theatre on November 07, 2019 in Hollywood, California
Aaron Lohr and Idina Menzel attend the Premiere of Disney's "Frozen 2" at Dolby Theatre on November 07, 2019 in Hollywood, California

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Menzel shares son Walker Nathaniel Diggs with ex-husband Diggs. Although Walker has expressed some concern about his dad entering the dating scene, he developed a close bond with his mother's new beau.

"They're very close," Menzel told PEOPLE of Walker and Lohr in 2017. "They're probably watching a film, or they run around [playing] dodgeball with a sock, they make a ball out of socks and they hit each other."

She added, "Family, to me, means being able to be yourself, sit back on the couch and relax, and watch a movie with the people that know you better than anyone else in the world."

Menzel has been open about her fertility journey with Lohr

In a December 2022, interview with InStyle, Menzel revealed that she and Lohr tried to have a baby through in vitro fertilization. The Broadway star explained that she went through several rounds of IVF but couldn't get the follicle count or the go-ahead from her doctor.

"At a certain time, you're exhausted emotionally and physically. It becomes apparent that it is just time to let that go and move on," Menzel explained.

Menzel is "self-sufficient" and doesn't rely on him

Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr attend the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC
Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr attend the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC

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Weeks before Lohr popped the question in 2016, Menzel sat down with The Telegraph and discussed why she doesn't rely on any man to make her feel confident.

"My career is what makes me feel confident," Menzel said. "To feel self-sufficient and like I don't need a man to support me and all that kind of stuff makes me feel good about myself."

She continued, "Everyone talks about me being a role model for young girls and that's not always the truth in my day-to-day personal life. I'm not constantly practicing what I preach. I'm a little uncomfortable carrying that banner. ... I can be a mess."