#MandyMoore has opened up about how being part of a family with many gay members — including her own mother — once led her to crave a more traditional family unit, but now she fully appreciates her loved ones living as their authentic selves.
In the interview with Byrdie, Moore explained how she believes that she married Bryan Adams while she was seeking her “own kind of normalcy” after her mother split with her father to be with another woman. Although she remained married for six years, Moore reveals that she soon:
"Learned that wasn’t going to be the fruitful experience I wanted it to be."
Explaining her non-traditional family unit, Many candidly told interviewers about how her home life was turned upside-down when her mother couldn't live a lie any longer. She said:
"I’ve never really talked about this but my parents are divorced. My mother left my father for a woman. And both of my two brothers are gay."
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Although this family break could have easily led to Mandy having a tempestuous upbringing, the 32-year-old star explained how her parents remained close and she was raised in a stable environment:
"My parents loved each other; they did an incredible job raising all of us."
While it was difficult adjusting to her mom coming out as gay when she was younger, Moore couldn't be happier that her family are living their truth now and is keen to celebrate them exactly how they are. She also said they are:
"Exactly where they should be. Everyone’s so much happier, richer, and more fulfilled, being their authentic selves."
Do you think it's important for celebs to speak out to help normalize non-traditional families?