The Real Reason Mandy Moore Hit The Emmys Solo

Fans of Mandy Moore definitely noticed her gorgeous, red, Carolina Herrera dress at the Emmys on Sunday night (via People). But they also may have picked up on the fact that the "This Is Us" star was dateless, without her husband Taylor Goldsmith by her side (via Page Six).

It seems the choice to fly solo to TV's biggest award show was a matter of safety, with Moore sharing via her Instagram that her spouse had been exposed to Covid-19. Goldsmith's band, Dawes, shared on Instagram it was canceling a show in Boston the same night after positive Covid tests, although the post was unclear about who had tested positive, and if Moore's husband was among the infected.

"Everyone is feeling fine w very minor symptoms," the post assured fans, adding that the band had tried to be as safe as possible, but "the virus found us anyway." What we don't know is if Goldsmith or anyone in Dawes had contact with Moore before the Emmys telecast.

Meanwhile, the show aimed to be safe, but several famous attendees couldn't help but point out the precautions that were not taken.

The Emmys were not as safe as they'd hoped

As Us Weekly reports, celebs who attended the Emmys had to be vaccinated, a point host Cedric the Entertainer was quick to share with the audience. Still, Seth Rogen took to the stage to joke, "Let me start by saying there is way too many of us in this little room! What are we doing? They said this was outdoors! It's not! They lied to us" (via Fox News).

Twitter was also aghast at the fact that no one was masking in the room, with one person sharing a photo of tables of stars seated closely together, including Mandy Moore, and commenting, "No Masks at the #Emmys because rules are for the little people."

Someone else tweeted, "Just a reminder that the celebrities at the Emmy Awards are better than you, your children, and the support staff at the show, because they don't have to wear masks and you do."

Meanwhile, it's important to note that fully vaccinated people can still become infected with Covid-19, and spread the disease, according to the CDC.