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Mandy Moore Opens Up About Her ‘Least Traditional’ Family

Mandy Moore Opens Up About Her ‘Least Traditional’ Family


“My mother left my father for a woman. And both of my two brothers are gay.”

It's been almost twenty years since Mandy Moore showed us how sweet she was when she made her way onto the scene in 1999 with her song, "Candy." After two decades in the industry, some of that time spent as a recording artist, some of it spent as an actress - you may have seen A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries, or Tangled - it's a wonder fans aren't already privy to everything there is to know about Moore.

In a recent interview with the beauty site Byrdie, the This Is Us actress opened up about a part of her life she admits she rarely touches on - her family.

"I've never really talked about this," she told the site, "but my parents are divorced. My mother left my father for a woman. And both of my brothers are gay."

Says Byrdie:

Growing up, Mandy's nuclear family unit was still intact. "My parents loved each other; they did an incredible job raising all of us," she says. It wasn't until she and her brothers got older that their "seemingly traditional" family began to fracture. Getting married so young (she was 24 when she wed Adams in 2009) might have been a way of creating her "own kind of normalcy," Mandy says. "Then I learned that that wasn't going to be the fruitful experience I wanted it to be."

Today, the actress says everyone in her family is "exactly where they should be. Everyone's so much happier, richer, and more fulfilled, being their authentic selves."

Read the full interview here.

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