27-year-old Amanda Bynes has officially left rehab to join her family for the holidays. According to a statement from her mother’s attorney, Tamar Arminak, Bynes is, “feeling better every day.”
It’s been a rocky road for the blonde beauty as she’s been in rehab dealing with criticism from tabloids, all while trying to find herself as something other than what she’s been recognized as for her entire life-an actress.
“Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who’s contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda’s recovery,” her mother’s attorney tells People in a statement.
“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,” said Arminak.
Bynes faces DUI charges from an April 2012 incident where she allegedly hit the side of a police cruiser. Her next court date is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2014 where both parties will reevaluate where the star stands, taking a closer look her progress along the way.
It hasn’t been an easy road for Bynes, dealing with constant criticism from various media outlets and people alike. But the once Nickelodeon star certainly hasn’t kept her responses about it private, taking to Twitter to fire back.
Suing Every Magazine Lying About Me
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) June 22, 2013
That Is Not Me! I'm Suing Complex Magazine To Take That Article Down! Someone Is Posing As Me And Didn't Show Their Face! Ew Complex Mag!
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) July 11, 2013
It’s true, Bynes is an open book.
I Tweet What I Feel
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) June 29, 2013
So what’s the Hairspray actress planning on doing next? Now that she’s been retired from acting for three years, it seems like the perfect time for Bynes to do something up her current alley. According to Arminak, there might be some schooling in Bynes’ near future.
“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,” said Arminak.
A clothing line would definitely be a different stroke for the once-actress, and maybe this is the fresh start that she needs to find her niche and true happiness. Until then, we’ll stay tuned for a sweet, new clothing line.
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