"I'm getting ready to go in the studio," Mandy Moore said

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February 15, 2019 06:20 PM

Days before she discussed how her ex-husband Ryan Adams allegedly held her music career hostage during their marriage, Mandy Moore enthusiastically spoke about returning to singing.

“I’ll be recording music during the [This Is Us] hiatus,” the actress told reporters at a set visit at Paramount Studios last week.

When asked by PEOPLE if her husband Taylor Goldsmith, who is the frontman for Dawes, will be creating new projects with her, Moore was giddy with excitement.

“Yes! With my husband! We have things written, ready to go,” she said. “Our hiatus starts soon, so I’m getting ready to go in the studio.”

This Is Us fans may already be familiar with Goldsmith’s work as he co-wrote an original song called “Invisible Ink” for a season 3 episode, which aired before the couple tied the knot in November. (Moore and Goldsmith got engaged in September 2017 after they’d been dating for two years.)

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This Is Us executive producer Isaac Aptaker previously told Entertainment Weekly that the producers had Goldsmith in mind for quite a while. “We wanted to bring him in for something,” he said, adding that Moore “was so excited from the beginning. They collaborate on stuff outside the show, and he’s part of the This is Us extended family, so she was all in.”

Elizabeth Berger, another executive producer on the show, also spoke about Goldsmith and Moore’s chemistry, both on and off the screen. “They just absolutely love working together, and they find a lot of joy from it, so we were just looking for the perfect fit,” she told EW.

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Moore revealed her plans for new music less than a week before the release a New York Times exposé, in which she claimed Adams took charge of her music career in 2010, three years after they first met when she was 23.

The singer, who has previously opened up about her difficult marriage to Adams (they wed in 2009 and divorced in 2016), also accused her ex-husband of being “psychologically abusive” and belittling her musical abilities. “His controlling behavior essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time — my entire mid-to-late 20s,” Moore told the Times.

Adams denied Moore’s claims via his lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler, saying her “characterization” of their relationship is “completely inconsistent with his view.”

“Speaking your truth can be painful and triggering but it’s always worth it,” Moore wrote on Instagram after the article was published. “My heart is with all women who have suffered any sort of trauma or abuse. You are seen and heard. #sisterhoodforever.”

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