Mandy Moore and musician Taylor Goldsmith have been engaged for almost two months, and while we’ve gotten a small glimpse into their future low-key wedding plans, the private couple doesn’t often share details of their relationship. Now, in a new interview, Moore is opening up about her life with the Dawes frontman — including the super unexpected (and modern!) way they originally met.

“I took a picture of their album and posted it on Instagram,” Moore told People for their latest cover story. “Somehow, Taylor saw it and sent a note to me. We started emailing back and forth, then we went on a date, and the rest is history. Thanks, Instagram, for helping me meet my fiancé!”

The This Is Us star further detailed the early days of their budding romance. “We spent hours FaceTiming each other,” she said of how they made it work despite their busy, long-distance schedules. “We fell in love before we’d even really held hands or kissed or anything. It was great.”

Moore has previously opened up about the changes that have happened in her life over the past few years, saying that building a home with Goldsmith felt like starting from scratch in the best way possible. (Moore amicably split from her ex-husband Ryan Adams in 2015.) In her new interview with People, she elaborated on the dynamic that makes her and her new love so strong as a couple.

“I feel incredibly understood and supported,” Moore told the mag of Goldsmith. “I feel incredibly lucky to have somebody who is like, ‘I got your back.’ I found the right person and I feel like we can handle anything together.”

And, hey — Goldsmith already has Moore’s TV husband’s seal of approval, which is really all that matters, right?

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