Pop star Mandy Moore's tattoo surprise for boyfriend Andy Roddick was ruined by press coverage.

The singer-turned-actress secretly had a small heart tattooed on her toe as a tribute to her tennis star lover - but the press found out and spoiled her big moment.

She explains, "I wanted to get an itty-bitty tattoo. It's so minuscule. I told my parents and they were fine. I didn't tell Andy. I wanted to see if he would notice when we saw each other next.

"But it (the story) ended up in PEOPLE magazine somehow first, which was a bit of a bummer. I guess there was a little titbit about me getting a tattoo.

"So he just took my shoe off when he saw me next and the whole surprise was blown."

05/01/2004 21:41