Actress and singer Mandy Moore recently expressed her thoughts about online dating after meeting her husband, Taylor Goldsmit, through Instagram.
The two connected in 2015 after the "This Is Us" actress posted a photo to Instagram of the fourth album cover for Goldsmith's band, Dawes.
In the post, Moore commented on how excited she was for the band's new music, saying, "Have a feeling it's going to be the soundtrack of my summer."
Goldsmith contacted her through the platform after seeing the post and his message eventually led to emails and then dates, People reported. The pair married in 2018.
“We have a modern kind of love story,” she recently told InStyle.
“If someone would have told me three years ago, ‘That’s your future husband, and you’re going to meet him through Instagram,’ I would have thought that they were absolutely bonkers," she continued. "It proves that you have to stay open-minded because you just never know.”
She said people should drop any preconceived notions they have about online dating.
"We shouldn’t have any judgment about what helps people find one another,” she told the publication.
“I’ve met lots of friends on Instagram, too," she continued. "We live in such a crazy, exhausting world. I think it’s perfectly logical that this is how we connect with each other."
"It’s how we all communicate now anyway, so it doesn’t feel weird to me that it’s a way you can find a relationship that will really last,” she added.
She told People about her connection with Goldsmith in 2017.
"I feel incredibly understood and supported,” she 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.”
Moore was previously married to singer-songwriter Ryan Adams for seven years. She's spoken about his alleged emotional abuse and where she feels their relationship went wrong several times.
In a podcast episode with WTF With Marc Maron in February, Moore said, "I was living my life for him. It [was] an entirely unhealthy dynamic. Oh, I had no sense of self. I was imperceptible, I was so small in my own world."
In February, she also commented in The New York Times' report detailing Adams' alleged sexual misconduct and emotional manipulation.
"He would always tell me, 'You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument,'" she told The New York Times. "His controlling behavior essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time — my entire mid-to-late 20s."