You know how people have personal soundtracks, the songs that tell their story or influenced their life along the way as if they were written expressly for them?

That notion might carry a little extra weight with Mandy Moore.

The This Is Us star, who recently got engaged to Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith, is a singer herself, her role as multiple incarnations of Rebecca Pearson on her hit NBC show allowing her to show off her musical and acting prowess all at once.

And with music being such a constant presence in her life, no wonder she's attracted her fair share of musically inclined gentlemen over the years—and been quite attracted to them right back.

In fact, she was a fan of Dawes before she ever met Goldsmith, who actually reached out to her after she shared a photo of one of the band's album covers on Instagram.

She recently opened up about this "very happy time," telling People she's feeling "more grateful than I've ever been in my life" as she basks in her simultaneous career and romantic resurgences.

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Of course it's the rough patches that make the good times all the sweeter and Moore had her share of heartbreak and frustrations.

"I had a few years of just unhappiness," she admitted. "From a career perspective, I felt like I was barely treading water. I was really discouraged and dismayed at the sort of opportunities that weren't presenting themselves any longer. That coincided with my personal life not being in a great place."

But now, she's not only in forever-love onscreen with one of the all-time great, way-too-good-to-be-true TV husbands, Milo Ventimiglia's Jack Pearson, she's found a real-life prince to provide the icing for the top of her scrumptious success cake.

And while fans all have their personal favorites among the roles that got her to This Is Us, be it her doomed good girl who changes Shane West's life in A Walk to Remember, her queen bee Christian in Saved, her spunky Rapunzel in Tangled or her aspiring star in American Dreamz, or maybe just Mandy-as-herself on Entourage, that's not the only road Moore has traveled to get from there to here.

Here's a look at the romantic history that helped inform all of her current gratitude, some of them guys who, even if they couldn't carry a tune, certainly found things to sing about...

Mandy Moore, Wilmer Valderrama, 2004

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Mandy Moore, Brian McFayden, 2001

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Andy Roddick, Mandy Moore

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Mandy Moore, Zach Braff

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Mandy Moore, DJ AM

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Mandy Moore, Greg Laswell, 2007


Mandy Moore, Ryan Adams

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Mandy Moore, Taylor Goldsmith


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