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Mandy Moore opens up about "unhealthy marriage" with ex-husband Ryan Adams

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a couple of people that are standing in the street: Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams take a walk after their date together in NYC on May 6, 2008. © Splash News Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams take a walk after their date together in NYC on May 6, 2008. Less than a week after the New York Times published a report of abuse allegations from numerous women against singer Ryan Adams, his ex-wife Mandy Moore is speaking out again.

On Marc Maron's latest episode of his "WTF" podcast, the "This Is Us" star opened up more about the man she was married to between 2009 and 2016. In the interview with the Times, she had said that he insulted her music ability and she considered him psychologically abusive.

"I was living my life for him," Moore, who married Dawes lead singer Taylor Goldsmith in November 2018, recalled on the podcast. "It [was] an entirely unhealthy dynamic. I had no sense of self."

a man and a woman standing on a sidewalk: Mandy Moore and husband Ryan Adams grocery shop at Gelson's supermarket in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2014. © NPG Mandy Moore and husband Ryan Adams grocery shop at Gelson's supermarket in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2014. She continued, "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, who implied to the Times that her career suffered because of him, expanded on that to Maron, divulging that their marriage couldn't "sustain itself" if she had a full time job.

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

Mandy Moore wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Taylor Goldsmith and Mandy Moore attend the Communities in Schools annual celebration in Los Angeles on May 1, 2018. © Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for Communities in Schools of Los Angeles / . Taylor Goldsmith and Mandy Moore attend the Communities in Schools annual celebration in Los Angeles on May 1, 2018. Moore, who met Adams on tour in 2007, also revealed that she had been extremely eager to start a family with her then-husband, craving the familial stability she was lacking, as her own parents had gotten divorced.

"I think I just innately knew, let's wait for things to settle down and find some even ground before I venture into that," she said, adding she is grateful not to be tied to him forever with a child.

In November 2017, she spoke about her desire to have children with Goldsmith, who she calls her favorite person. 

"We're definitely not in a rush," the singer said. "I think it will happen sooner than later, but I don't feel pressure in any sense." 

Related video: Multiple Women, Including Ex-Wife Mandy Moore, Accuse Ryan Adams of Abuse in Exposé (via ETOnline.com)

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