Mandy Moore Gave Birth to Baby Number Two, and Her Story Proves That You Can Find Happiness Even After a Painful Divorce

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While some people get it right with the first partner they pick, others have to “kiss several frogs” to find their prince. Mandy Moore, unfortunately, didn’t luck out with her first partner, and she spent a few years of her life unhappy. However, luck smiled at her, eventually, and today she is living her best life with her husband and their 2 little boys while having a fruitful career at the same time.

Before Mandy Moore found the love of her life, she was married to her first husband, Ryan Adams.

In 2009, when Mandy was 25 years old, she married the singer and songwriter, Ryan Adams. However, according to Moore, even though there were plenty of joyful moments with Adams, their marriage was doomed from the very start, as their relationship was marred by an “unhealthy dynamic.”

In a candid interview, Moore revealed that, back then, she was living her life for Adams, and that she had no sense of self. “I felt like I was drowning. It was so untenable and unsustainable, and I was so lonely. I was so sad. I knew that this wasn’t the rest of my life. I knew that this wasn’t the person I was supposed to be with.”

She also couldn’t dedicate herself to her career and passed on huge acting opportunities just because she feared Ryan would react if she wasn’t home for a long time. “I would do things here or there, but it became abundantly clear while I was working, things would completely fall apart at home,” Mandy revealed. “I couldn’t do my job because there was just a constant stream of trying to pay attention to this person who needed me and wouldn’t let me do anything else.”

After almost 6 years with Ryan, Moore filed for a divorce.

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Mandy realized that during this period of her life she wasn’t participating in her own life and wasn’t honoring herself and her dreams. She poured so much of herself into her personal life, but in the end, unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as fruitful as she had hoped.

She felt fundamentally and spiritually stuck during her marriage with Adams, and she doesn’t regret her decision to put an end to her marriage. “I don’t feel guilty about the divorce. I don’t fault myself for it. When people said, ’I’m sorry,’ I was like, ’No. Sorry would have been had I stayed in a very unhealthy situation.’I didn’t. I found my way out. And when I did, things opened back up again,” she explained.

The same year Mandy divorced Adams, she started dating her now-husband, Taylor Goldsmith.

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Mandy and Taylor started talking for the first time when Moore took a picture of Dawes’ album (Taylor’s band) and posted it on Instagram. When Goldsmith found out that she was a fan, they started emailing, and after some time, they went on a date.

Moore revealed that they spent hours FaceTiming, and they fell in love before they even really kissed or held hands. Even though Moore was still dealing with the trauma of her divorce, Taylor was steadfast in his support, and for her, that was a really good sign.

2 years after they met, the couple got engaged, and they walked down the aisle in 2018 in an intimate ceremony.

Moore feels INCREDIBLY lucky to have someone like Goldsmith by her side.

Mandy sees her past as a stepping-stone that took her to the place where she is today, and she’d gladly take the same path a million times over if that brings her to Taylor again.

“I feel incredibly understood and supported,” Moore said about Goldsmith. “I feel incredibly lucky to have somebody who is like, ’I got your back.’ I found the right person and I feel like we can handle everything together.”

In 2021, they welcomed their first baby boy into their family, Gus. In an Instagram post, Moore wrote that Taylor became the most remarkable dad she ever could have imagined and that she loves him more than words could ever say.

On 22 October, 2022, Mandy and Taylor welcomed their second baby boy, Oscar Bennett Goldsmith — Ozzie.

The couple announced the happy news on social media and shared a bunch of photos of their newborn baby. Moore also wrote that every adage is true and that they are very grateful for their family of four. “Our hearts have doubled in size and the immediacy of the love is astounding.”

How did you feel when you welcomed your second child?


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