Mandy Moore stars as the matriarch of a non-traditional family in the series This Is Us and her own family experience may have just prepared her for the part.
The 32 year old actress opened up in an interview recently and revealed both her mum and brother are gay. “I’ve never really talked about this,” Moore explained, “but my parents are divorced. My mother left my father for a woman. And both of my two brothers are gay.”
Growing up, her family was very traditional and she didn’t notice a shift in the dynamics until she got much older. “My parents loved each other; they did an incredible job raising all of us,” she said. “Everyone’s so much happier, richer, and more fulfilled, being their authentic selves.”
Her family is now settled and happily living their lives while Moore has just finalised her divorce from her husband of six years Ryan Adams (pictured above). “I wasn’t a participant in my own life for awhile,” Moore said of her marriage. “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 realise I wasn’t honouring myself and my dreams and what I wanted in life.”
Moore is now dating musician Taylor Goldsmith.
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