It was a weekend of very high highs and very low lows for Mandy Moore as she revealed that her beloved rescue cat suddenly passed away just hours before her wedding.
The “This Is Us” star broke the sad news to her fans in a detailed Instagram post, saying that her weekend was a “roller coaster of emotions.”
“Sometimes life doesn’t consider that you have big plans underway,” Moore wrote. “Sometimes the earth just falls right out beneath you. We lost our sweet Madeline very suddenly on Saturday evening and my heart is so utterly broken.”
The 34-year-old revealed that her feline friend had suffered from an enlarged heart and blood clots, which eventually led to heart failure.
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This weekend was a roller coaster of emotions in every way. Sometimes life doesn’t consider that you have big plans underway. Sometimes the earth just falls right out beneath you. We lost our sweet Madeline very suddenly on Saturday evening and my heart is so utterly broken. She had an enlarged heart (it had to be true because there wasn’t a sweeter, more affectionate cat in all the land), blood clots formed and sent her into heart failure. Completely out of the blue. We’re still in shock and processing the pain and grief of this loss but holding her in my arms, making sure she knew she was safe and loved as she took her last breaths will stay with me for the rest of my life. This poor cat would suffer through allergy shots every other day and not blink as we tried to get pills down her throat and then hop up in our laps and purr louder than a car engine. She never held it against us… like she knew we were trying to help her feel better. Animals really are the ultimate teachers. Thank you for the lessons in patience, responsibility and unconditional love, Madeline. Love you, baby girl. Also, #adopdontshop #rescuesarethebest 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
On November 18, Moore and 33-year-old musician Taylor Goldsmith tied the knot, a rep for the actress confirmed to ET Canada.