Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship continues. The former actress remains under a conservatorship after a judge reviewed a recent status report on her health care, according to documents obtained by Us Weekly on Monday, September 13
The judge was satisfied with how Amanda is progressing, which means another report on her care won’t be necessary until January 2023 should she remain under the conservatorship, Amanda’s attorney, David Esquibias exclusively told Us.
The 35-year-old She’s the Man star’s mother, Lynn Bynes, submitted a status report on Amanda’s health back in July.
“She’s doing great,” Esquibias told Us. “Everyone would love to see Amanda not under a conservatorship. I think that is the goal between myself, her mother, her father, and her care providers. Amanda would love to be unconserved. She’s expressed it over and over. The timing is not right at the moment, so she’s working toward that direction. We all are working toward that direction, and one day we all hope to see it.”
The All That alum was first placed under a temporary conservatorship in August 2013 after a string of mental health and substance abuse issues. The former Nickelodeon star’s mom again received conservatorship over Amanda’s “person” — meaning her health care and personal matters — one year later. In August 2018, paperwork was filed to continue the conservatorship.
Should Amanda’s conservatorship continue, Lynn must file another status report by January 25, 2023, so the court could review whether Amanda is still doing well under her care plan.
“My dearest fans, thank you for all the support throughout the year and every year,” Amanda told her Instagram followers in June 2018. “I know I’ve been so quiet lately, I just felt that I needed my personal space and that it’d be better for me, but it never was. Just know that you’re my happiness.”
She told Paper magazine about her mental health struggles five months later, saying, “I just had no purpose in life. I’d been working my whole life and [now] I was doing nothing. I had a lot of time on my hands, and I would ‘wake and bake’ and literally be stoned all day long. … [I was] hanging out with a seedier crowd and I isolated a lot … I got really into my drug usage, and it became a really dark, sad world for me.”
The Amanda Show alum, who graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2019, announced in February of the following year that she was engaged to Paul Michael. The What a Girl Wants star called him “the love of [her] life” via Instagram at the time.
The couple sparked marriage rumors in August 2020 when Michael posted an Instagram photo of himself wearing a gold band, while his significant other sported a similar thin band alongside her engagement ring.
Esquibias, told Us at the time that “Amanda is not married.”
The attorney also told Us two months prior that his client was “at a treatment center for stress and anxiety.” He added in June 2020, “She’s not there for drug or alcohol issues.”
Amanda wiped her social media account clean the following month. She returned in October 2020, debuting what appeared to be a heart tattoo on her cheek.
Her lawyer said Amanda does not have any plans to go back to acting but is continuing to take more classes. “She’s working very hard, ” the attorney said in September.
With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez