Mandy Moore Celebrates Her Dad’s ‘Last Flight’ as an American Airlines Pilot After 42 Years

Mandy Moore’s father is a retired pilot

Mandy Moore / Instagram

Mandy Moore’s father is making his last flight as an American Airlines pilot!

new mother and this is us The star, 37, posted a cute post on Instagram on Monday in honor of her father Donald’s retirement after a 42-year career.

“My dad, Captain Don, is on his last voyage as captain of americanair. It’s the end of an era for our family,” the actress wrote, sharing some photos from the festive event, including a shot of a cake with “legend retirement” and “we’ll miss you.”

“After 42 years in the company, he has reached mandatory retirement age (65) saying goodbye to a career he always claimed to be a hobby. You have spent 2/3 of your life in 1 job; 3 kids and earn a living doing something you are so passionate about is an absolute gift. I wish To be proud, Dad… because there are certainly many of us celebrating this achievement.”

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Mandy Moore's father is a retired pilot

Mandy Moore’s father is a retired pilot

Mandy Moore / Instagram

She concluded the post by writing that she can’t wait for her dad’s “next chapter” and “All Unfiltered Grandpa Gus’s time is about to try!!” She and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, welcomed their first child, son August Harrison (Gus for short), on February 20, 2021.

Moore’s parents divorced when she was 23 after her mother, Stacey, left her father for a woman. She also has two brothers – one older than him, Scott, and the other younger, Kyle – who are both gay. The star told PEOPLE in 2017 that her family is “so close” because they embrace their differences and love each other unconditionally.

Mandy Moore's father is a retired pilot

Mandy Moore’s father is a retired pilot

Mandy Moore / Instagram

She said at the time, “No one hides who they are. There are no secrets in our lives. I love my mother and my brothers and support them with all my heart.” “And nothing makes me happier than seeing anyone live their true nature, choosing love. If anyone can find love, I support them, salute you and celebrate it.”

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Moore and Goldsmith, the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the folk band Dawes, married in a private backyard ceremony in Pasadena, California in November 2018, after their engagement in September 2017.

Previously married to musician Ryan Adams, Moore married him in 2009 at the age of 25. The couple divorced in 2015 and officially separated in 2016.

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