Mandy Moore Shares Story of Meeting and Falling in Love With Fiancé Taylor Goldsmith

A modern love story

Updated 10/25/17

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Like most millennials, Mandy Moore has her iPhone to thank for her relationship. In a new interview with People, the actress gives the credit for introducing her to now-fiancé Taylor Goldsmith, the frontman for indie rock band Dawes, to a few very important apps on her phone.

"I took a picture of their album and posted it on Instagram," Moore said. "Somehow, Taylor saw it and sent a note to me. We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date and the rest is history. Thanks Instagram, for helping me meet my fiancé!"

Moore also revealed that she and Goldsmith, who are often separated while Moore films This Is Us in Los Angeles and Goldsmith tours the country, also rely on a favorite communication tool of long-distance couples: FaceTime. "We spent hours FaceTiming each other," she said. "We fell in love before we'd even really held hands or kissed or anything. It was great."

Moore, who was married to musician Ryan Adams from 2009 to 2015, said that although she and Goldsmith are already thinking about their wedding, it won't be an extravagant ceremony. "We are both pretty quiet, private people," she said. "I never imagined myself with some beautiful dress in front of 300 people. It will be quiet and private — just for us." The most important thing, she said, is that they're together. "I feel incredibly understood and supported," Moore said. "I feel incredibly lucky to have somebody who is like, 'I got your back.' I found the right person and I feel like we can handle anything together."

The pair began dating in July 2015 and were engaged in September of this year, in what Moore told People was an "emotional moment." Just a few weeks later, Moore and a handful of her closest girlfriends, including Minka Kelly and This Is Us costar Susan Kelechi Watson, gathered at the Hotel Bel-Air in L.A. for a low-key engagement celebration that included a late lunch and a series of fun games.

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