Mandy Moore Announces She’s Having Baby No. 3 With a Sentimental Reference to ‘This Is Us’

Moore also revealed the gender of the latest addition to her family.

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In a sweet nod to her hit television show, This Is Us, Mandy Moore announced her third pregnancy today by writing on Instagram “Sometimes life imitates art. The third in our own Big Three coming soon. Can’t wait for these boys to have a baby sister.”

Moore already shares sons Augustus (or Gus for short), 3, and Oscar (or Ozzie), 19 months, with her husband, Taylor Goldsmith. Alongside her caption on Instagram was a photo of her two sons holding hands, each wearing a white T-shirt, Gus’ emblazoned with “Big” and Ozzie’s reading “Middle.”

Moore’s words are a reference to This Is Us, which ran on NBC from 2016 to 2022. On the show, Moore’s character Rebecca Pearson and husband Jack Pearson (played by Milo Ventimiglia) are parents to two boys and a girl—played by Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, and Chrissy Metz—known as “the Big Three.”

On Mother’s Day earlier this month, Moore wrote on Instagram that being a mother is “the greatest club and truly the most exhausting and exhilarating job I’ve ever been lucky enough to get to do.” Goldsmith praised his wife on Instagram for being “incredible” and added of motherhood that “It’s the hardest job there is and you’re the best at it. And thanks for booking all the doctor and dentist appointments. I love you.”

Mandy Moore and family

Moore, her husband Goldsmith, and their sons Gus and Ozzie will soon have a baby sister to love.

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Moore spoke of her desire to expand her family, Today reports, saying “I’m one of three, so I just can’t imagine a world without siblings, and I always knew that if I were lucky enough to have a family, I would love to have more than one. But I didn’t realize when the second came out, I’d be like, ‘I think I can do this again.’ My husband thinks I’m crazy.” Of having more kids, she added, “I have not closed that door.”

She also expressed a desire to have a daughter, telling E! News “I look at all these cute clothes, and I’m like, ‘Gosh darnit, I really want a girl.’” Her joy is especially poignant considering that she was once told she wouldn’t be able to have children: “I remember when the doctor told me there was a slim chance of getting pregnant,” she wrote on Instagram this past January 16. “And then lo and behold to our surprise, I became pregnant with Gus.” 

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Moore paid homage to her former television show, "This Is Us," when announcing baby number three.

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Harkening back, again, to This Is Us and her character on the show, she wrote “Rebecca Pearson said it best: ‘It’s my job to keep standing there with my arms wide open, waiting for you to maybe someday fall inside if you needed it. And if you do, I’ll love you. And if you don’t I’ll love you too—because that’s what it means to be a parent. You’ll see one day.’ And to that I say Rebecca, I see it!”

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