OK! Exclusive: Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams Split


Jul. 2 2008, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams are no longer making beautiful music together -- the couple has split, a rep for the rocker confirms exclusively to OK!.

"Mandy is one of those genuinely sweet angelic people you wish to meet your whole life," Ryan tells OK! in a statement. "I am grateful for our friendship and how it allowed us both to grow and learn more."

An intensely private person, 33-year-old Ryan blames the media spotlight for the break-up, stating that he is "allergic" to the cameras.

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"Unfortunately I am allergic to paparazzi and have found the best antidote to that sort of nonsense is staying behind the guitar and typewriter, staying close to my support group of friends and band mates and not engaging in activities that prevent me from taking care of myself or others," he says. "I found the entire speculation and subsequent photographs and intrusions terrifying and only wish to live as normal a life as possible, so that I might always remain punk as f*** AND sober."

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He continues, "Also, I just want to jam. Plus I like metal A LOT."

The two had been an item since December, but news of their romance didn't surface until March. They finally went public in May.

This is the latest in a string of splits for Mandy, 24. The singer-turned-actress had famously dated Andy Roddick, Wilmer Valderrama, Zach Braff, DJ AM and actor/singer Greg Laswell.


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