Mandy Moore has just announced her third pregnancy, but it wasn't an easy road to get there.

Mandy Moore has announced she is expecting her third child with husband Taylor Goldsmith. 

The actor and singer, who found fame in the '90s and amongst other icons such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, shared on Instagram that she is expecting a daughter. 

"Sometimes life imitates art," the star shared on Instagram, with a photo of her two sons, two-year-old Gus and one-year-old Ozzie. She went on to reference her hit show, This Is Us: "The third in our own Big Three coming soon. Can't wait for these boys to have a baby sister."

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The singer-turned-actor also shared her pregnancy style on her Instagram stories, uploading a picture of herself cradling her bump in a leopard-print slip dress. 

"Last night's lewk," she wrote. "Guess I don't have to try to camouflage anymore."


After struggling with her fertility, it hasn't been an easy path for Moore to build her family. In 2021, she shared that falling pregnant with her eldest, Gus, had been difficult due to endometriosis. At one point, she believed she'd need surgery to be able to carry a child.

"I was fully prepared to go have surgery and fix my uterus and hopefully get rid of the endometriosis if it was there," she told Romper"It was nice to have a plan and to know, 'Okay, well this is why I haven't been pregnant yet.'"

Now 40, Moore is preparing to welcome her third baby into the world. 


Her journey into motherhood follows a successful career spanning decades, during which she pivoted from pop princess to actress.

She released several albums before starring in a string of nostalgic movies (hey, Princess Diaries), going on to forge a successful career as an actress. 

If you weren't already a massive fan in the '90s, chances are you know the grown-up, brown-haired version of Moore from This Is Us and Dr Death. But here's how it all started for Moore.

Mandy Moore's childhood.

Amanda Leigh Moore was born in New Hampshire in 1984 to Stacy, a former news reporter and Donald Moore, a pilot for American Airlines. Moore has two brothers — an older brother named Scott, and a younger brother named Kyle.


Moore became interested in singing and acting at a young age, telling Billboard in 1999 "My parents thought it was just a phase I'd grow out of. But I stuck to it and begged them for acting lessons, for voice lessons".

After starring in several local productions (including national anthem performances), she went to the Stagedoor Manor performing arts camp when she was twelve years old, alongside other actresses such as Natalie Portman.

In quite possibly the cutest scouting story ever, Moore was discovered when she was working in an Orlando Studio at 13 years old. 

The story goes that a FedEx delivery man who had a friend in A&R at Epic Records overheard Moore singing. Cade sent the demo to his friend, and Moore was later signed to Epic Records. 


Mandy Moore's music career.

Moore left high school in the ninth grade to pursue her career as a singer, receiving tutoring as she worked. She toured with the likes of NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, releasing her debut single 'Candy' in 1999. 

The hit had massive success, and debuted at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100, before jumping to 41 on the chart. It hit number six on the charts in the UK and was the most successful in Australia, where it jumped to number two.


Moore's debut album So Real received mixed reviews from critics, with many of them comparing her to other pop princesses at the time including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson.

Allmusic said about the album, "Fifteen-year-old Mandy Moore's debut album sounded like it was inspired almost entirely by listening to recent hit albums by 'NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears".

Before the promotion of So Real had wrapped up, Moore got to work on her second album, releasing the title single 'I Wanna Be with You'.

The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 24 and became her first Top 20 hit on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. It also became her second Top 20 hit in Australia.


The 'I Wanna Be with You' album was released in 2000, and while it received mixed reviews from critics, it was pretty successful from a commercial perspective. It debuted at 21 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and later received a Gold certification from the RIAA, selling over 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone.

Around the same time, Moore also won a Kids' Choice Award for Favourite Rising Star for the album.


In 2001, Moore decided to move in a different direction, away from the "bubblegum pop" vibes she'd become known for. 

In an interview with Billboard she said, "All of the music has started to look and sound the same," and that she wanted "no more dancers, no more singing to tracks. I got tired of that in a big way."

Moore went on to release five more albums, including In My Pocket, Mandy Moore and Coverage, selling over 10 million albums worldwide.


Mandy Moore's acting career.

While Moore might have been one of the biggest pop stars of our generation, these days she's more well-known as an award-winning actress.

Her first major role was starring alongside Anne Hathaway as the high school 'mean girl' in The Princess Diaries.

She then took on the role of lead character in the tear-jerker A Walk To Remember for which she won an MTV award for Breakthrough Female Performance.


Moore starred in a whole whack of films after this, including Chasing Liberty, Love, Wedding, Marriage with Jane Seymour and Because I Said So with Diane Keaton.

She was even the voice behind Rapunzel in the Disney animated movie Tangled.

Things simmered down a bit between 2012 and 2016, before she snatched up the role of Rebecca Pearson in This Is Us.

The TV series has had immense success, bringing with it a cult following. Moore has since received numerous nominations at the People's Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes for her performance. 


In 2023, Moore starred in the second season of the hit Netflix series Dr Death, as investigative journalist Benita Alexander, opposite Edgar Ramírez as disgraced thoracis surgeon Dr Paolo Macchiarini.

The experience was "thrilling", she told NBC. "To take on something so wholly different than I had ever done…and the tone…and sort of the scale, I think of Season 2."

Mandy Moore's relationships.

Did you know Mandy Moore and Scrubs star Zach Braff dated?! Well, they did. In fact, according, the two stars dated for a total of two years, from 2004 to 2006. 

Please enjoy the image of these two babies below. Cute!

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Back in 2008, Moore dated Ryan Adams — a musician and former member of Whiskeytown — before getting engaged in February 2009. At the age of 25, Moore married Adams.

Image: Getty 


However, in 2015 they both filed for divorce after almost six years of marriage saying it was "a respectful, amicable parting of ways". The divorce was finalised in 2016.

In 2019, Moore, alongside six other women, accused Adams of harassment in a New York Times expose. 

The allegations included those from a 20-year-old woman who claimed Adams had 'sexual conversations' with her when she was just 15 years old.

Adams addressed the allegations on Twitter, writing: "As someone who has always tried to spread joy through my music and my life, hearing that some people believe I caused them pain saddens me greatly. I am resolved to work to be the best man I can be. And I wish everyone compassion, understanding and healing."


Moore claimed her ex-husband took control of her music career in 2010, three years after they first met. She said he "discouraged" her from working with other producers and managers. After writing songs together, she said Adams would "replace her with other female artists" when it came time to recording.

In an article with The New York Times, Moore revealed Adams was "psychologically abusive" and belittled her. 

"His controlling behaviour essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time, my entire mid-to-late 20s," Moore shared.

"He would always tell me, 'You're not a real musician, because you don't play an instrument'.

"What you experience with him — the treatment, the destructive, manic sort of back and forth behaviour — feels so exclusive. You feel like there's no way other people have been treated like this."


Moore later slammed his apology in a television interview, saying "I find it curious he would make a public apology but not do it privately."

Moore married Taylor Goldsmith from the indie band The Dawes in 2018.

The star said she was always a fan of the band before meeting Goldsmith, saying, "I took a picture of their album and posted it on Instagram. Somehow, Taylor saw it and sent a note to me.

"We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date and the rest is history. Thanks Instagram, for helping me meet my fiancé!"


Mandy Moore's children.

On February 23, 2021, Moore and Goldsmith welcomed their first child together — a boy named August Harrison Goldsmith.

"Gus is here," she wrote on Instagram. "Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on due date, much to the delight of his parents. We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined."


In October 2022, Moore announced she had become a mother of two. 

"Ozzie is here!" she wrote at the time, per PEOPLE"Oscar Bennett Goldsmith arrived a little late but with much aplomb (and an easier/speedier delivery than his big brother, much to the delight of his parents).

"Every adage is true: our hearts have doubled in size and the immediacy of the love is astounding. He is beyond words and we are so grateful for our family of four!"

And on June 2, 2024, the actor paid homage to her hit TV show This Is Us when she announced her pregnancy with her third child — a daughter.

"The third in our own 'Big Three' coming soon," she wrote. 

"Can't wait for these boys to have a baby sister."

This article was originally published on June 17, 2021 and has since been updated with new information.

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