Mandy Moore, Taylor Goldsmith’s Relationship Timeline: DMs to Dream Wedding

True love! Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith fell head over heels for each other when they first met, and their quiet love story slowly captured all of our hearts.

The This Is Us star never stopped believing she deserved love after she went through a devastating split from her estranged husband, Ryan Adams. Moore and Adams called it quits in January 2015 following nearly six years of marriage. Though the pair stated things remained amicable and respectful at the time their separation was first announced, the A Walk to Remember star opened up about her “sad” and “lonely” marriage in early 2019, alleging that Adams was often emotionally and verbally abusive toward her. Adams, for his part, admitted in a statement to Us Weekly that he’s “not a perfect man” and has “made many mistakes” following the claims of abuse.

After experiencing heartbreak, the “Candy” singer says life with Goldsmith “couldn’t be more different. The newlyweds met through Instagram in May 2015. Moore outed herself as a big fan of Goldsmith’s band, Dawes, posting the cover of one of their albums.

“Real excited about this one. Have a feeling it’s going to be the soundtrack of my summer. #Dawes #rightontime,” the Emmy nominee captioned the post. When the Dawes frontman noticed his famous new fan, the two began DMing, bonded over their shared love of music. The rest is history.

The pair had been happily dating for two years when Us first reported that they were quietly engaged in September 2017, shortly before the couple made their official announcement.

Since the lovebirds had kept their relationship relatively private, it was only fitting that Moore said they were planning a low-key wedding. “I don’t think I’m going to have a big, old affair,” the former popstar told Us in October 2017. “I think it will be small, and quiet, and private.”

Just over one year later, Moore finally married “the right person” in an intimate, romantic ceremony in Los Angeles. The two exchanged vows at sunset in the actress’ backyard in front of friends and family on November 18, 2018. Moore’s This Is Us costars Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz and Sterling K. Brown celebrated the special moment, as well as close friend Minka Kelly and the bride’s ex, Wilmer Valderrama.

Scroll to relive more of the happy couple’s most romantic moments!

January 2015

After nearly six years of marriage, the Golden Globe nominee filed for divorce from her estranged husband, Ryan Adams. Later that year, she met Taylor Goldsmith, lead singer of the band Dawes. “I was still dealing with the trauma of my divorce when we started dating,” Moore told Glamour in a 2018 profile. “Taylor was steadfast in his support — that was a huge sign for me.”

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September 2017

The This Is Us star was spotted wearing what seemed to be an engagement ring at Caffe Luxxe in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood, igniting rumors that the Dawes singer had proposed. Shortly after Us first reported that the pair might be heading down the aisle soon, Moore and Goldsmith confirmed they would be taking the next step.

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October 2017

One month into their quiet engagement and the wedding planning was already off to a running start! Moore revealed to Us and other reporters at The Rape Foundation’s Annual Brunch in 2017 that she and her then-fiancé were hoping to host a small, private ceremony. “I’ve never dreamed about a wedding, or a dress, or any of those details,” the former popstar said. “No judgment on women that do. I get it!”


October 2017

At the same event, the Tangled star opened up about her plans for the future with her new love. Relating to her This Is Us character, Rebecca Pearson, Moore admitted that she and Goldsmith would both be open to adopting children one day. “It’s something my guy and I have talked a lot about,” she explained to Extra. “Perhaps that’s going to be a part of our life at some point.”


November 2018

It was wedding bells for Moore and Goldsmith on November 18, 2018. The pair tied the knot in front of friends, family and Moore’s This Is Us costars at a romantic sunset ceremony. Just days before their wedding, the Princess Diaries actress got candid about how meaningful their special moment would be. “I’m with my person. I’m with the right person.”


December 2018

The newlyweds returned from their Chilean honeymoon at the end of 2018. The A Walk to Remember star shared a handful of her favorite moments from the trip on her Instagram Stories, writing at the time, “can’t wait for our next adventure.”

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February 2019

In a revealing New York Times profile, the Emmy nominee opened up about her failed marriage to singer Ryan Adams, claiming that he was verbally and emotionally abusive. “His controlling behavior 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,” she said at the time. After the allegations came to light, Adams told Us: “To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly.”

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April 2019

Despite the trauma she experienced in her previous marriage, Moore always knew she would find love again. “I knew that past situations didn’t define me and didn’t even define what love or marriage or relationships or any of that had to be,” the actress told Michigan Avenue Magazine in April.

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April 2019

To celebrate his wife’s 35th birthday, the Dawes singer gushed over the “bravest, baddest, bestest wife a guy could ever dream of.” His adorable Instagram caption continued, “I’m so stoked I get to know you forever. Thanks for hanging out with me ❤️.”

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November 2019

One year down, forever to go! In honor of their first anniversary, Moore shared throwback photos of the couple’s special day. “A year ago I married my favorite person in the world and I still pinch myself over whatever magic brought us into each other’s lives,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “I am the luckiest for knowing, loving and being loved by you.”

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August 2020

Moore gushed over her husband as he celebrated his 35th birthday on August 16. “I’m not sure what I did in a past life to deserve you but it must have been something big. You are undeniable,” she captioned six photos on Instagram that showed them together as well as a couple of throwbacks of Goldsmith as a kid. “Your inherent light, humility, grace, humor, and compassion are contagious and I feel lucky to get the chance to bask in your goodness with outstretched arms. Thank you for trusting me with your heart. Thank you for being the best travel companion, crossword puzzler, songwriting partner, pet parent, and my favorite person. 2020 has certainly been a wild ride but I really can’t wait for what this next year will bring. Happy Birthday, T. I love you more than anything.”


September 2020

Moore debuted her baby bump via Instagram, writing that her and Goldsmith’s “baby boy” is set to arrive in “early 2021.”

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November 2020

“2 years have flown by in the blink of an eye and I remain taken aback at my incredible fortune to spend the rest of my days by your side. I’m not sure any declaration of love (here or otherwise) could do justice for just how I feel about you, about us… for what I get to carry around in my heart,” Moore gushed via Instagram as she marked her second year of marriage with the Dawes singer. “Thank you for your grace, patience, humor, understanding and so much more. There is no one better, Taylor. Oh and I can’t wait to meet this baby boy of ours!! Happy Anniversary, my love.”

Earlier that month, the actress thanked her husband for his endless support as she accepted the Drama TV Star of 2020 trophy at the People’s Choice Awards. “To the love of my life Taylor, I’m so excited to bring this baby boy into the world with you,” she said during her speech. “This has been a challenging year for everybody so let’s please keep each other safe.”

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December 2020

“Sending all the well wishes for a happy and healthy holiday to you and yours, no matter what our celebrations might look like this year. Personally, @taylordawesgoldsmith and I cancelled plans to see family and are hunkering down at home, staying safe/binging plenty of tv and eating lots of baked goods,” the actress wrote alongside a photo of the pair at the piano in December 2020 via Instagram. “The holidays are a tricky time, exacerbated all the more by this wild year … so I’m holding extra space for those who have lost a loved one or a job, those weathering this time solo or away from loved ones, those just overwhelmed by the magnitude of all this year has been … We got this, friends. As the inimitable @glennondoyle says: we can do hard things. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Xoxo.”


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February 2021

The couple debuted their baby boy with a touching Instagram post. “Gus is here,” the new mom wrote. “Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on his 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.”

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March 2021

Moore gushed over the resemblance between Goldsmith and their son. “Twins,” she captioned an Instagram photo of the duo.

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