I met him at a photo shoot for some teen magazine, literally, when I was 15.” Moore said she was innocent, having never having even French kissed a boy, saying, “he was like my first true boyfriend.”That’s why she was so hurt by his comments.
“I remember in the moment he tried to explain it away that he did get caught up and maybe insinuated more than actually outright said it, and [I said], ‘No, you outright said it,'” she exclaimed.
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Her 2000 single, "I Wanna Be with You", became her first Top 40 hit in the US, peaking at number 24 on the Hot 100 chart.
The parent album of the same name, was released that same year to generally mixed reviews. After revealing her displeasure with her early works, Moore's self-titled third album, Mandy Moore (2001), featured a change of sound that drifted away from her "bubblegum pop" roots.
The film failed to make back its $17 million budget, and debuted at number 9 at the box office.
The following year, Moore co-starred in the romantic comedies Because I Said So and License to Wed.
Moore did not return to music until the release of her 2007 album Wild Hope.