Mandy Moore’s mother-in-law was “insulted” when the actress first told her she was pregnant, as she called her “grandma” before she broke the news.
The 36-year-old actress is currently expecting her first child with her husband Taylor Goldsmith, and has said she accidentally offended her mother-in-law when she told her about their impending arrival, as she thought Mandy was just trying to tell her she was old.
Mandy explained: “My parents, we broke the news via Zoom, which was lovely but not the way you had sort of built up in your brain. But my in-laws live very close to us and it was my mother-in-law’s birthday and we decided, like, this is the perfect birthday gift for her. We were gonna give her a picture of the ultrasound.
“So we gave her a gift and we were like, ‘Open your card at the end.’ The card just said, ‘Happy birthday, grandma!’ And she read the card and was like, ‘Oh, thanks.’ [She was] a little insulted, I think, that we were calling her grandma.”
But things turned around when the ‘This Is Us’ star pulled out an ultrasound picture to help explain the situation, which left the grandmother-to-be “beside herself with excitement”.
She added during an appearance on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’: “I’ve never heard a human being make the sound that she made. It was, like, a cry and a scream, an exasperation. I was very worried that she was going to have a heart attack. I’m like, ‘Kathy, you’ve got to breathe! It’s good news! It’s happy news!’ She was just so beside herself with excitement.”