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Taye Diggs can't stay away from home too long these days — not with his newborn son, Walker, waiting for him.

"I just love coming home," Diggs tells Us Weekly. "I said before — it's like a great prize waiting at home."

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The Private Practice star and his wife, Idina Menzel, welcomed Walker on Sept. 2., and the baby boy is simply a "joy that can't be explained," Diggs says."I love his smile," he says. "He's always smiling."

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Walker is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2003 after meeting on the Broadway production of Rent in 1996.