Amanda Bynes was once one of Hollywood's up-and-coming stars, but mental issues derailed her career. Now, she primarily lives a life of solitude.
TMZ reported that the "Hairspray" actress is "often feeling sad and isolated" in the wake of her three-week mental hospital stint. Since her release last month, Amanda lives solo at her Los Angeles home and rarely associates with people outside of parents and siblings, as she has very few friends.
While her former fiance Paul Michael was a staple in her life for a while, Amanda parents don't want him going anywhere near her now. Sources tell TMZ that Amanda's parents feel that Paul, who she met in rehab, is "toxic" to her recovery.
Over the past month, Amanda has disengaged from her passions, such as fashion and her desire to be a nail tech. On the bright side, the webloid says she's been really good about attending her outpatient treatments, seeing therapists, and taking her medication.
The "Easy A" alum has led a turbulent life over the past decade. In October 2014, she landed in a treatment center after lashing out at her father on social media, shoplifting and DUI. The previous year — following an involuntary psychiatric hold, which came after she set off a small fire on a neighbor's driveway — Amanda spent time in a psychiatric hospital and then lived with her parents for several months. Her mom, Lynn, was named her conservator back in 2014.
Since then, Amanda has largely cleaned up her life, and a judge terminated her conservatorship on March 22, 2022. However, the possibility of a second conservatorship was raised after the "Easy A" star was found naked and alone while roaming the streets in downtown Los Angeles in March 2023, almost a year to the day of the judge's termination decision.
In that instance, an unclothed Amanda waved down a car in the middle of the night and informed the driver that she was coming off of a psychotic episode. She then called police herself, which her parents took solace in.
Amanda was not hurt during the episode, which went down in a dangerous part of L.A.