On Monday, Mandy Moore celebrated her brand new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, eight days before the season finale of her NBC drama This Is Us.

During her ceremony, the 34-year-old actress was joined by her former on-screen A Walk to Remember beau and costar Shane West, who took to the podium to reminisce on how the pair met on the set of the film.

“I was busy wearing ill-advised clothes and having dubious hair choices and wearing eyeliner in my garage punk band or whatever, whatever that was. And you were killing it on the pop star scene,” West began. “I was trying to get you to listen to the Clash and the Ramones. You were not interested but you were very sweet about it. You stuck to your Fleetwood Mac, always Fleetwood Mac.”


“Not only was this film a wonderful experience in every way, [but] it also gave me the chance to fall for this fantastic woman,” he added.

“Mandy, you’re an absolute gem. Your smile is ridiculous — seriously, it’s ridiculous; it lights up a room when you walk in. Your energy is irresistible and your heart is second to none. I always knew you were incredibly talented and I always knew you were going to go on to do big things and amazing things, and you have… I couldn’t be more proud of you. I couldn’t be more happy for you,” he concluded.


In the 2002 film, Moore played Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s preacher. Fans of the film most remember her character falling for West’s bad boy character Landon Carter. 

Moore, who was also joined by her fellow This Is Us cast members during her ceremony, later took to Instagram to thank West for his kind words.

“Stars have always sort of been our thing. Thankful to @theshanewest for his kind words on this very special day, one which I will never forget. It was a walk (of fame) to remember,” she wrote, to which West replied: “Awwww this is amazing. And so proud.”


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