Mandy Moore has been America’s sweetheart and BFF since she blessed us with bops like Candy in the 90s. And after acting roles like Rebecca Pearson in This Is Us—which, omg, I'm still crying over the series finale—and Jamie Sullivan in A Walk To Remember, it’s hard not to love Mandy as she goes from teen idol to an award-winning star!
Well, everyone, our little girl has grown up, and she’s pregnant with baby No. 2. Mandy and her singer-songwriter husband, Taylor Dawes Goldsmith, welcomed their first baby a little over a year ago, and although she's set to go on tour with her new album soon, Mandy will be prepping for her most important role to date: Mom of two under two.
Here are all the details:
How did she announce the pregnancy?
Like the relatable queen she is, Mandy announced her pregnancy with an adorable Instagram post that will be hard for other expecting mamas to top.
“One incredibly seminal chapter of my life just ended and the next one, as a mother of two, is about to start… and are we ever so deeply grateful and excited," she wrote. "Baby Boy Goldsmith #2 coming this fall! Tour is gonna be slightly different than I expected but I can’t wait and Gus is gonna be the BEST big brother!! Xo,” Mandy captioned the photo of her son, Gus, who was wearing a "Big Brother" T-shirt.
How many kids does Mandy have?
“Gus is here 💙💙💙💙. 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,” Mandy wrote after his birth.
She explained the reason behind his name in another sweet post:
She has been excited to be a mom for a while.
Right before Gus was born, Mandy spoke to Romper about her journey to pregnancy, which almost resulted in surgery. Mandy explained that she visited a fertility specialist who told her that her chances of ovulating were slim because of her endometriosis.
“I was fully prepared to go have surgery and fix my uterus and hopefully get rid of the endometriosis if it was there,” Mandy said. “It was nice to have a plan and to know, Okay, well, this is why I haven’t been pregnant yet.”
Before you know it, she was pregnant!
“I guess I understand why doctors tell you, like, ‘Oh, just try for a year, and then if nothing happens, you can start sort of investigating,’" Mandy said. "But I was like, man, I wish I had known before. It would have been a game-changer had I had that information.”
Mandy also spoke to Romper about her dreams for Gus in light of his celebrity-adjacent life.
“I want to raise an intelligent, feminist, loving, compassionate young man, who respects women, and who understands boundaries," she said. Love this!
Who is her husband?
Mandy is married to Taylor Dawes Goldsmith, the frontman of the Dawes. The pair met when Taylor slid into Mandy's DMs after she posted a picture of his new album back in 2015.
"Real excited about this one," she captioned the post. "Have a feeling it’s going to be the soundtrack of my summer."
"Somehow, Taylor saw it and sent a note to me," Moore told People. "We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date and the rest is history." Thanks, Instagram!
Mandy and Taylor tied the knot in November 2018, at a small ceremony in her backyard at sunset, according to E! News.
How old is Mandy?
Mandy is currently 38! She first became a mom at age 36, and it seems like she's planning to fit in her pregnancies before 40.
What’s the sex of the baby?
Well, she spoiled it in the caption, but the Moore-Goldsmith crew is expecting to welcome another boy to their little family.
When is she due?
No clues yet on Mandy’s official due date—but since she clearly knows the baby's sex, it's likely she's at least 18 to 21 weeks along. However, doctors can also do an ultrasound as early as 14 weeks to determine the sex, according to Healthline. But that's not always totally accurate.
Also, most people wait until after their first trimester (after 13 weeks) to announce they're pregnant.
Soooo, based on these data points, it definitely looks like Mandy will have her baby some time this fall. My bets are on October or early November. I'll be looking for more updates as the star heads out on tour this summer.
Jacqueline Tempera is an award-winning writer and reporter living in New Jersey with her many pets. She is a business owner and a double Scorpio who loves all things astrology and reality television. She is passionate about body diversity and representation, mental health, and the fight to end sexual assault and harassment. To learn more about Jackie, follow her on Instagram @jacktemp or visit her website at jackietempera.com.