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Mandy Moore on marriage with Ryan Adams: I was living my life for him, felt like I was drowning

File photo of Mandy Moore. Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 20, 2019, 04.00 PM (IST)

Actress Mandy Moore who was married to Ryan Adams opened up on her relationship recently with the controversial artist who was accused last week by seven women of various types of abusive behaviour, including psychological and emotional manipulation and sexual misconduct.

Moore explained that throughout their marriage she felt devastated, lonely and controlled and that it affected her career growth. Moore and Adams parted way in 2015 when she filed for divorce. 

She revealed details on an episode of WTF podcast by comedian Marc Maron. Moore said, "I was living my life for him. I had no sense of self. 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."

Moore revealed that she got wooed by him when she was just 23-years-old. She said, "As a 23-year-old impressionable woman, I was really taken by him. I had never met someone who had that lens on the world," she recalled of that first experience. They were married a year later, an accelerated relationship, she said, that was a way of "steadying myself" following the emotional upheaval with her family. "I was a smitten mitten."

"I got married in 2009 and that's when things really sort of quieted down for me," she said.

She added, "I would do little jobs. It's not like I completely stopped working. I would do things here or there, but it became abundantly clear while I was working, things would completely fall apart at home. I couldn't do my job because there was just a constant stream of trying to pay attention to this person who needed me and wouldn't let me do anything else."

Adams, through his lawyer, denied this and said that he supported her "well-deserved professional success."

Meanwhile, on the allegations, Adams recently apologised “deeply and unreservedly" while denying all claims. He said that the story published in the New York Times painted a picture that was "upsettingly inaccurate." 

Mandy Moore now stars in ‘This Is Us’ as Rebecca Pearson. On the personal front, she is now married to Taylor Goldsmith, frontman of the Dawes.

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Moore explained that throughout their marriage she felt devastated, lonely and controlled and that it affected her career growth.