Mandy Moore is going to be a mother soon.
The “This Is Us” star, 36, revealed Thursday on Instagram that she’s expecting a baby boy with her musician husband Taylor Goldsmith, the first child for the couple.
“Baby Boy Goldsmith coming early 2021,” Moore captioned several black-and-white pictures of Goldsmith sweetly cradling her growing baby bump. Goldsmith shared the same post on his Instagram account.
Moore already plays a mother of three as Rebecca Pearson on the hit NBC drama “This Is Us” — her breakout role.
Both Moore and Pearson got their starts in music: The actress rose to fame in 1999 with her teenybopper single “Candy.” Moore’s character was a singer too, before her marriage to Jack Pearson.
Her character’s backstory mirrored her own, as Moore told the Times in 2016.
“I am this woman,” she said. “I know who she is. I understand her. And what I don’t understand yet, I’m learning. It is a true challenge, and it’s something that is never lost on me. I think about it all the time because I am not a mother. I can sometimes be overly concerned with making sure my character feels maternal enough.”
Somewhere in the middle, playing a mother every Tuesday night drew her toward parenthood. “I am ready to have a family,” she told the Times in 2017. “It’s definitely something that’s been really on my mind lately.”
“I was ready to play a wife and mom,” Moore told The Times in 2016. “I’m ready for that phase in my actual life, so it feels very natural.”
Moore and Goldsmith started dating in 2015, announced their engagement in September 2017 and got hitched in November 2018.