The following story contains discussion of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse.
After releasing her fifth studio album "Amanda Leigh" in 2009, teen pop sensation-turned-actor Mandy Moore disappeared from the music scene. She continued acting, but supposedly didn't care to make another album, and the reason why has a lot to do with her ex-husband, Ryan Adams.
Moore married fellow singer Adams in 2009, and he acted as her manager before they split in 2016. In 2019, Moore and other women accused Adams of sexual misconduct and career manipulation; Adams also apparently told Moore her she wasn't a "real musician" because she doesn't play any instruments.
Moore also claimed that Adams planned to collaborate on material with her, only to replace her with another female artist, which halted her career. "His controlling behavior essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time," Moore told NYT.
However, since divorcing from Adams, Mandy Moore has returned to the world of music. In 2020, she announced on Instagram she would be releasing her sixth studio album, "Silver Landings," that year in March, and the LP was met with critical acclaim; she has also remained in-demand actor.