Singer and This Is Us star Mandy Moore has elaborated on the “entirely unhealthy dynamic” of her relationship with Ryan Adams, who stands accused of extensive emotional abuse and of soliciting explicit messages from an underage girl.
Speaking to Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, Moore said she was “living my life for him,” days after a massive New York Times exposé featured her allegations that he stifled her career “as a point of control”.
“It’s an entirely unhealthy dynamic,” Moore said of their seven-year-long marriage. “I had no sense of self; I was imperceptible, I was so small in my own world.”
When questioned about her musical career, which she told the NYT was curtailed by Adams, Moore said “I think there was part of me that’s like ‘ok, well, this part of my life is, I’m okay to not live for myself right now.’
“I had enough of that. He needs me. And I know how to do that.”
On her realisation the situation was professionally and personally limiting, Moore said “I felt like I was drowning.
“It was so untenable and unsustainable, and I was so lonely. I was lonely with him.”
Adams has denied Moore’s characterisations, and claims he never knowingly obtained explicit messages from a minor. Citing law enforcement sources with knowledge of the matter, the NYT reports the FBI is investigating whether charges could be laid against Adams.
You can listen to the whole chat HERE, with their discussion about Adams starting at 1:03:00.