Amanda Bynes Issues Rare Statement After Surprise Engagement

When Amanda Bynes speaks, we listen!

Wednesday on Instagram, the former child star issued a rare statement days after announcing her surprise Valentine’s Day engagement to Paul Michael.

In the video, the “All That” alum gives fans an update about her life, in addition to thanking them for their support.

“’Sup Instagram, just wanted to say hi to all of my followers and I really wanted to say I appreciate you guys so much for supporting me,” she said. “I wanted to check in, let you know that I’m out to dinner right now with my friend Cathy, who’s a student advisor at FIDM [Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising], my college. I’m really looking forward to starting my clothing line and I’m hoping in the near future, it’ll be out online.”

Last June, the “What I Like About You” actress posted a photo of herself graduating from the college, which offers a variety of majors including fashion, entertainment, beauty, interior design, and graphic design.

Per “E! News,” Bynes and her now-fiancé met at a sober living facility and have been dating for two to three months before their engagement.

According to ET Online on Wednesday, the 33-year-old star’s parents have not met their daughter’s 28-year-old love.

Because Bynes is under a conservatorship, she cannot legally get married unless the judge and her conservator, mom Lynn, sign off.

Amanda has been open about her history with substance abuse, telling Paper magazine in 2018 that she “started smoking marijuana when [she] was 16,” and “definitely abused Adderall” on a regular basis.


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