Amanda Bynes Makes An Inspiring Transformation

    March 23, 2014
    Rachel Kolman
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Six months ago, Amanda Bynes couldn’t stay out of trouble. From DUIs to throwing bongs to getting kicked out of hotels, Amanda was unstoppable, with her Twitter documenting her debacle. Then late last year, she was involuntarily hospitalized at a rehab facility in Malibu for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Now, Amanda’s out of rehab, moved in with her parents, and enrolled at FIDM, taking classes towards a degree in fashion design. And we couldn’t be more happy for her.

Remember those tweets about Rihanna and Drake, and those half-naked selfies? Gone. Amanda erased all of her old Twitter content and started fresh just a few weeks ago with this quick update:

She’s agreed to see a counselor twice a week, and is compliant with her treatment. “This is an important step in her rehabilitation,” Amanda’s lawyer Gerald Shargel says. “She’s very happy to reestablish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared. I am optimistic about her future and pleased with the result.”

Since her re-emergence, Amanda has been seen taking trips to the gym and most recently, attending fashion shows for FIDM. It seems as if the relationships in her life are healthy, loving, and stable, which is the key to her recovery and future healthy lifestyle. This is a big turn-around from last year, when Amanda publicly dismissed her friends and family online. “She deleted all of her email addresses and cell phone numbers so none of her friends can get in touch with her,” says Lance Bass. “Her family and friends can’t get to her… so the only way into her life is through Twitter.” That all seems in the past, as the actress-turned-fashion student is letting people, and happiness, back into her life. And her fans couldn’t be more proud.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

  • Guest

    She is a coal burning ho. Nothing will change that.

    • Robert

      That’s a real intelligent comment from someone who is obviously hurting in your own life situations. I suggest you follow her rehabilitation process as means to feeling free from your aggression.

  • mrbrockpeters

    People are so weird. When you’re constantly being honest, upright and hard working, nobody cares about you. It’s business as usual. Nobody (outside of your immediate friends and family) sings praises about you or commends you for not being a nuisance to society.

    However, the moment you act like an idiot and break the law people pay attention to you and you become infamous. People will blast you and demonize you to no end until you modify your behavior, and then when you clean up your act, even just a bit, people will sing praises about you even though you may been upright and law-abiding, yet ignored, for most of your life. In short, you start to be rewarded for being marginal when in the past you weren’t rewarded for being exceptional. Or in other words, you fail upward.

    And, yet, many people have the audacity to demand that less stories be written about people like Bynes (just a few months ago), Kim and Kanye West, Miley or Bieber, yet technically, those yahoos are better draws for reader attention because people demonstrate with their actions (e.g. purchasing power, number of clicks, etc.) that they are not interested in people who are generally good, upright and law-abiding even though if we ever hope to improve our society these are the people we should be paying the most attention to.