Mandy Moore Shares Why She Ended Her Tour to Prioritize Her Pregnancy

"It’s disappointing to admit you can’t do it all sometimes. It’s also empowering to give yourself permission to be human and take a breath.”
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July 25, 2022
Mandy Moore attends the 39th annual PaleyFest LA - "This Is Us" at Dolby Theatre on April 02, 2022 in Hollywood, California
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Mandy Moore is opening up about why she chose to end her first tour in 15 years, prioritize her pregnancy and how carrying baby number two is different.

In a special interview with Today Parents, Moore revealed that while she expected she could “power through” her second pregnancy like she had done on the This is Us set with her first child August Harrison, being on a bus tour with her toddler was a whole different story.

“As it turns out, being on a set is worlds away from being on a tour bus,” Moore told Today. “It was like trying to sleep on a wooden rollercoaster. Gus would be standing up in his Pack N’ Play while the bus was shaking — and I was like, ‘No, no, no. We can’t do this anymore.’"

Between long hours touring and having a toddler to take care of, Moore quickly found herself feeling run down. “I was scared I was going to adversely affect my unborn baby and his growth," she said.

"I foolishly thought ‘if I did it before, I can do it again,’ " Moore continued. “But every pregnancy is different. This time, I was caring for a toddler. I was walking around feeling like an absolute shell of myself.”

A month before her recent interview with Today, Moore had previously shared her tour cancellation news in an emotional Instagram post. Alongside a dimly lit snapshot from her Washington D.C. show (one of the first stops on her tour), Moore explained to fans that while ending her tour was a difficult decision, it was one she knew in her gut to be best.

In the photo caption, Moore shared a familiar parenting sentiment, saying, “It’s hard to slow down. It’s difficult to feel like you’re letting yourself or anyone else down. It’s disappointing to admit you can’t do it all sometimes. But it’s also empowering to give yourself permission to be human and take a breath. We all need it. To prioritize rest over hustle.”

The beloved actress and singer first announced that she and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, were expecting their second baby boy on June 3. The couple revealed the news on Instagram with a sweet picture of their one-year-old son August wearing a big brother shirt.

“One incredibly seminal chapter of my life just ended, and the next one, as a mother of two, is about to start…and are we ever so deeply grateful and excited,” Moore shared in the caption. “Baby Boy Goldsmith #2 coming this fall! Tour is gonna be slightly different than I expected but I can’t wait and Gus is gonna be the BEST big brother!! Xo”

The announcement comes 15 months after the couple welcomed their son August Harrison Goldsmith sharing the news in an Instagram post with the caption “Gus is here. He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents. We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined. M + T”

Moore and Goldsmith got engaged in September 2017 after dating for two years and got married in November 2018. Speaking with Parents in 2021, Moore explained how her life has changed since welcoming Gus.

“Not to sound cheesy, but all the clichés are true. Life is Technicolor now. It just makes sense in a way that it didn’t before,” said Moore. “I had no idea that this degree of love existed in the world.”

Our congratulations to the growing family and our self-care queen!

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