Find­ing Love Again Af­ter Her I AM VERY HAP

The ac­tress-singer talks about her hot new TV show and even hot­ter new ro­mance

In Touch (USA) - - In the Know -

While her pop princess con­tem­po­raries had their “Dir­rty” phases or had to say “Oops!” over and over, Mandy Moore was the squeaky-clean one. But she did go through some drama when she filed for di­vorce from mu­si­cian Ryan Adams in 2015 af­ter nearly six years of mar­riage. Thank­fully, Mandy, 32, learned a few lessons — “Make sure you’re al­ways pri­or­i­tiz­ing your­self be­fore any­one else,” she tells In Touch — and has bounced back with Dawes front man Tay­lor Gold­smith, whom she’s been dat­ing for the past year. Here, the ac­tress-singer opens up to In Touch about her new NBC se­ries, This Is Us, her new love and why she calls her­self a se­nior cit­i­zen!

What’s your big­gest take­away from your past re­la­tion­ships? MM: Lis­ten to your gut. Lis­ten to your in­stincts. I think women aren’t told that enough.

What’s it like play­ing a wife and mother on This Is Us? Does it make you want to have ba­bies in real life? MM: Oh my God, my ovaries are kick­ing right now ma­jorly. But it’s great, I get to scratch that itch a lit­tle bit. And I get to have all of the fun and none of the re­spon­si­bil­ity!

You have a new man in your life now! Tell us about him. MM: I am very happy! He is a gem of a per­son. I re­ally lucked out.

Nice. You’ve done a few TV shows be­fore — why this one, and why now? MM: Over the years, I’ve done pilots that haven’t been picked up or haven’t moved for­ward, and I’m re­ally psyched that this is the one that made it. Ev­ery­thing hap­pens for a rea­son, I’m a big be­liever in that.

Dur­ing your pop star days, how did you avoid trou­ble? MM: I was never go­ing out to par­ties and club­bing and all of that stuff. I also have a great fam­ily; my par­ents never wanted to be any­thing but Mom and Dad to me.

Did you ever feel like you were com­pet­ing with other

singers, like Brit­ney Spears or Christina Aguil­era? MM: I think ev­ery­one just let me be me. In the very, very be­gin­ning, in my “Candy” video, it was like, OK, great, you’re gonna dance in front of back­ground dancers, and peo­ple very quickly re­al­ized, Oh, you can’t dance so we’re not go­ing to do that again! You just sing!

What do you think about to­day’s mu­sic stars? Are you a Tay­lor Swift fan? MM: She’s got some catchy mu­sic. But I re­ally am not up-to-date with what the kids are lis­ten­ing to! I just lis­ten to my iphone on shuf­fle. I’m an old woman.

You’re 32! MM: Yes, but I’m bor­ing. I’m, like, geri­atric. I go to bed at 8 o’clock! ◼

STEP­PING OUT Hills Mandy and Tay­lor (in Bev­erly in Novem­ber 2015) be­gan dat­ing in sum­mer 2015. “I am very, very lucky,” she tells In Touch. HEARTFELT DRAMA Mandy (with on-screen hus­band Milo Ven­timiglia) plays a preg­nant woman fac­ing tragedy in NBC’S This

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