Every week we’re brought to tears by Mandy Moore‘s performance on This Is Us. But, what some fans don’t realize is that the 33-year-old actress’ personal life has had some dramatic turns in it as well. Today Mandy is happily engaged to fiancé Taylor Goldsmith — but just two years ago she went through a divorce with her husband of seven years. So, who was Mandy Moore married to before?
In 2009, the star married Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams when she was only 24. “It’s a combination of getting older and wiser and going through the hard knocks of a divorce,” she recently told Cosmopolitan. “You realize, I’m not going to take anyone’s s–t.” Mandy is admittedly a lot more confident now than she was when she was younger. She added, “It’s emboldened me. There’s power in saying no and in asking for what you deserve. There is power in knowing your value.”
Mandy with her ex-husband, Ryan. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
But, thankfully for Mandy even though her first husband wasn’t the man for her — she learned some valuable life lessons from their relationship. “I wasn’t a participant in my own life for awhile,” she told People. “I poured so much of myself into my personal life and when that wasn’t as fruitful as I hoped it would be and I extricated myself from that situation, I was able to realize I wasn’t honoring myself and my dreams and what I wanted in life.”
Thankfully, they’ve been able to remain kind to each other since the split. Ryan even congratulated her success on This Is Us with a beautiful tweet. Mandy wrote, “How’s everyone doing?? You with us? #ThisIsUs.” He responded, “Always! Rooting for you.”
So sweet — and the actress has a big year coming up with the continued success of her show and a wedding to plan. “Mandy says 2018 will be a very special year for them — a wedding and a baby, in that order, are in the works,” a source revealed to Life & Style. “She’s so excited about marrying Taylor,” the insider says. “Her castmates from This Is Us will be there, and so will Taylor’s [Dawes] bandmates and musician friends.” We’re so happy she’s getting her happy ending!