Mandy Moore Opens Up About Marriage To Ryan Adams: "I Was So Sad"
Mandy Moore has spoken out about her marriage to singer Ryan Adams just days after The New York Times published an explosive exposé about him.
Appearing on Marc Maron's podcast WTF, Mandy went into detail of her tumultuous relationship with the star, saying she felt as is she was "being the mother" during their marriage from 2009 until their divorce was finalised in 2016.
“I was living my life for him,” she explained. “It [was] an entirely unhealthy dynamic. I had no sense of self.” She continued, “I felt like I was drowning. It was so untenable and unsustainable and it was so lonely. I was so sad. I was lonely with him.”
She added that the “unhealthy dynamic” lead her to take on smaller projects as she believed the relationship would not be able to "sustain itself" if she chose to work fulltime.
“I would do little jobs. It's not like I completely stopped working. I would do things here or there, but it would become abundantly clear while I was working, things would completely fall apart at home,” she said.
"I couldn't do my job because there was a constant stream of trying to pay attention to this person who needed me and wouldn't let me do anything else.”
While the interview was reportedly recorded prior to NYT's story, the revelations come after a number of women -- including Songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, Adams’ ex-fiancée Megan Butterworth, and Moore -- spoke to the publication, accusing Adams of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct, as well as including allegations he had previously engaged in graphic texting and video calls with an underaged girl.
Adams has vehemently denied all allegations, calling the reports “extremely serious and outlandish accusations” and "upsettingly inaccurate." A full statement was made a statement via Twitter, which read:
"I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly. But the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate," he wrote across a series of tweets.
"Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage. Period. 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."
Mandy Moore has since married Dawes musician Taylor Goldsmith, celebrating with a low-key ceremony in November last year.