Oddly enough, I just found myself sitting and wondering the other day, “Huh, I wonder how Amanda Bynes is doing!” Sad but true. Well, she must be doing a lot better than she was a few months ago, as she’s left rehab and was released into her mother’s care. From now on, she’s going to try and live a normal life and will probably even go back to school to learn about fashion design.
“Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who’s contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda’s recovery,” says a statement from lawyer Tamar Arminak. “Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day.”
Bynes, 27, had been forcibly hospitalized following a driveway-burning incident in July, but was eventually moved to a Malibu rehabilitation facility.
“She’s now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design,” the statement continues. “She’s mentioned before she’s interested in creating a clothing line.”
“Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She’s very happy to reestablish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared.”
As Bynes continues her recovery, her mother Lynn will remain in indefinite control over Bynes’s well-being and finances, Arminak confirmed.
Damn, so another Britney Spears situation all over again. I really hope that her mother is solid and isn’t going to use this opportunity to squander all of her money. I know judges must think they’re doing this for the star’s own safety and well-being, but I imagine it’ll be hard for Amanda to get back to any semblance of normality when she knows her parents are in control of everything she does and she’s got minimal chance of ever regaining her own autonomy. Really, really sad.