‘This Is Us’: ‘Lucky’ Mandy Moore Shares Son Gus’ Sweet Nickname

This Is Us star Mandy Moore called herself “lucky” in a new social media post where she shared her feelings about first-time motherhood. Moore also revealed her son Gus’s sweet nickname and why he is “just the best.”

Mandy Moore at a This Is Us screening.
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Mandy Moore is currently filming her final season of ‘This Is Us’

Moore recently began filming her final season of the NBC drama This Is Us, where she stars as Rebecca, the matriarch of the Pearson family. After 6 seasons, the series will wrap a 50-year journey of the clan, through good times and bad, with a series of episodes set to air in early 2022.

Moore spoke of the challenges of playing her titular character to The Los Angeles Times. Rebecca continues her fight against the effects of Alzheimer’s. “I remember specifically this scene in which [Rebecca] finally admitted to Randall (Sterling K. Brown) that she was sitting in a movie theater and … couldn’t even remember what movie she was there to see … and kind of being vulnerable for the first time about something that’s so terrifying that I think she had been denying herself for as long as things sort of started to feel off.”

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Moore revealed that as the series comes to a close, she is readying herself for some heavy and emotional scenes in the coming months crafted by This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and his writing staff.

“I’m getting ready for what Dan has told me is going to be a really challenging year,” Moore said to The LA Times. “I’m going to have to save all my tears, calibrate all my adrenals, get myself into a stable place before all of that gets wrecked and ruined!”

Mandy Moore added wife and mother to her resume

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Moore met musician Taylor Goldsmith, frontman of the indie rock band Dawes on social media in a very modern way. Moore shared a photo of the band’s album on Instagram in May of 2015 and wrote in a caption, “Real excited about this one. Have a feeling it’s going to be the soundtrack of my summer.”

She would later share the details of their courtship to People Magazine, “I took a picture of their album and posted it on Instagram. Somehow, Taylor saw it and sent a note to me. We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date, and the rest is history. Thanks, Instagram, for helping me meet my fiancé!”

The couple wed in November 2018, and their first son August “Gus” Harrison Goldsmith, was born in February of 2021.

Mandy Moore shared her son’s sweet nickname

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In a photo shared on her Instagram story, Moore shared a close-up image of her 6-month-old and penned a caption revealing her innermost feelings about motherhood.

“So lucky to be your mom, Goose. Even while teething and clearly in pain, this little man is just the best. Had my first solo parenting experience these past few days (hubby is on tour), and it can be overwhelming, but I’m so grateful that I got to have him all to myself,” she wrote in a caption attached to the image reported People Magazine.

Mandy Moore called herself ‘the luckiest’

On August 21, the actor posted a new photo of her son in honor of his half-year birthday. “

6 months with the happiest, sweetest guy and the most indescribable, unconditional love. We are the luckiest and love you so much, Gus!!” Moore wrote in the caption.

This Is Us season 6 will air on NBC in early 2022.