The ‘This Is Us’ star credits the photo-sharing app for helping her connect with her now-fiancé Taylor Goldsmith, who is the frontman for the band Dawes.
She said: “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!”
And even though Mandy and Taylor are forced to spend a lot of time apart because of her hectic schedule filming ‘This Is Us’ and his touring, they always make time for each other.
She added: “We spent hours FaceTiming each other. We fell in love before we’d even really held hands or kissed or anything. It was great …
“I feel incredibly understood and supported. I feel incredibly lucky to have somebody who is like, ‘I got your back.’ I found the right person and I feel like we can handle anything together.”
Meanwhile, the 33-year-old actress also opened the “few years of unhappiness” she had previously, including splitting from Ryan Adams, her husband of seven years, back in 2015.
She shared to People magazine: “I had a few years of just unhappiness. From a career perspective, I felt like I was barely treading water. I was really discouraged and dismayed at the sort of opportunities that weren’t presenting themselves any longer. That coincided with my personal life not being in a great place.
“[Then I had] a light bulb epiphany moment … I stopped, I regrouped, I got myself better situated, and six months later [This is Us] came around. And I was ready for it.”
*Sourced by Bang ShowBiz