Mandy Moore says divorce from Ryan Adams 'never affected' how she felt above love

Mandy Moore just knew.

The This Is Us actress reveals in an interview with Michigan Avenue magazine that she always believed in love, even when her first marriage to singer-songwriter Ryan Adams ended.

Moore married Adams in 2009, and the pair split in 2015. She accused him of being controlling and psychologically abusive during their relationship in a February New York Times story. He denied it.

Despite her experience, Moore said she was confident that she’s find someone like Taylor Goldsmith, the Dawes singer-songwriter she married in November.

“It was inevitable — it was always what was going to happen,” Moore said of her marriage to Goldsmith. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is what it’s supposed to be like. This is how life is supposed to unfold.’”

She was all in on the relationship from its earliest stages, when they first connected over Instagram over her love for his band, in 2015.

Moore said she didn’t hold back in her new relationship.

“I was very hungry. I was not apprehensive at all,” Moore said. “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. My experiences in the past were singular to that. I knew, even before I met Taylor, I would love again, and I would get married again, and I would have a family. And all the things I always hoped for and wanted, I still believed were out there and possible. Not to say that I didn’t have my own grief and pain and trauma to tend to, deal with, overcome and heal from, but it never affected how I feel about love.”

Moore is feeling optimistic about her career at this moment, too.

“I know this is an extraordinary time, and I am present,” she said. “I’m literally devouring every morsel of it and appreciating it for what it is because I remember when times did not feel the same.”

In fact, the actress and singer has goals to do even more, starting with music, although she doesn’t offer specifics.

“I just want to take stock of all of it and do what I love,” Moore said. “This moment isn’t gonna last forever. I want to really dig my heels in while I can.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Mandy Moore attends the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 24: Actor Mandy Moore attends The Paley Center for Media's 2019 PaleyFest LA 'This Is Us' at Dolby Theatre on March 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 08: Actress Mandy Moore visits Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 08, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Mandy Moore arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association And InStyle Celebrate The 75th Anniversary Of The Golden Globe Awards at Catch LA on November 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Mandy Moore arrives at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards 2017 on November 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Mandy Moore visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 9, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Mandy Moore (L) and actor Milo Ventimiglia arrive at NBCUniversal's Press Junket at Beauty & Essex on November 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz arrive at The Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch at a private residence on October 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Mandy Moore attends the 'This Is Us' FYC screening and panel at The Cinerama Dome on June 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Mandy Moore, shoe detail, attends the 'This Is Us' FYC screening and panel at The Cinerama Dome on June 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Actress Mandy Moore attends the 'This Is Us' FYC screening and panel at The Cinerama Dome on June 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actress Mandy Moore attends Prada Presents 'Past Forward' by David O. Russell premiere at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel on November 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 15: Mandy Moore and Matthew Broderick chat with James Corden during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Mandy Moore attends the Holiday Of The Heart Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 7, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actress Mandy Moore attends the NBC and Vanity Fair toast to the 2016-2017 TV season at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Mandy Moore arrives at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Mandy Moore arrives at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
THIS IS US -- 'The Best Washing Machine in the Whole World ' Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Milo Ventimiglia as Jack, Mandy Moore as Rebecca -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THIS IS US -- 'The Best Washing Machine in the Whole World ' Episode 107 -- Pictured: Mandy Moore as Rebecca -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Nile Rodgers and Mandy Moore -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Mandy Moore is seen on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer/ actress Mandy Moore attends the Hearst launch of HearstLive, a multimedia news installation, at Hearst Tower on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Anchors Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford with Mandy Moore on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Mandy Moore arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Mandy Moore attends The screening of NBC 'This Is Us' at The Tenth Annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews presented by The Paley Center For Media, in Beverly Hills, California, on September 13, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0530 -- Pictured: Actress Mandy Moore during an interview on September 9, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THIS IS US -- 'The Game Plan' Episode 105 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Milo Ventimiglia as Jack -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress Mandy Moore arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on August 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
THIS IS US -- 'The Pool' Episode 104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore as Rebecca, Lonnie Chavis as 8 year old Randall -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: Mandy Moore attends the 2016 Summer TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour on August 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Summer Press Tour, August 2, 2016 -- Party at BOA Steakhouse -- Pictured: (l-r) Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, 'This is Us' -- (Photo by: Mark Davis/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 26: Actress Mandy Moore arrives for The Red Nose Day Special On NBC at Alfred Hitchcock Theater at Universal Studios on May 26, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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