Their love story might be over, but Ryan Adams still wants nothing but the best for ex-wife Mandy Moore.
Moore tweeted to fans, “How’s everyone doing?? You with us? #ThisIsUs,” just as the season 2 premiere of This Is Us was winding down. Singer-songwriter Adams responded only moments later: “Always! Rooting for you.”
Perhaps he was feeling warm fuzzies as he watched. In the middle of the episode — the scene in a diner where Rebecca and Jack tell the teenaged Big Three that they’re catching their breaths — Rebecca affectionately calls Kate, “Bug.” That should sound familiar to Adams: It was his pet name for Moore. “Bug” was even the name of the final track on Moore’s 2008 studio album.
Moore and Adams first started dating in 2008. After a brief split, they were engaged in February 2009 and marred one month later. The pair announced their separation in January 2015 and finalized their divorce in June 2016. Moore recently announced her engagement to musician Taylor Goldsmith.
Though there were reports that Moore and Adams’ divorce had been contentious, it’s nice to see the two exes seem to have patched things up and are supporting one another.
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.