At last! It was touch and go for a while but former child star Amanda Bynes finally seems to be on the right track.
The 29-year-old thespian was seen grabbing a bite to eat at renowned LA restaurant Craig’s with a woman who was later revealed to be Byne’s life coach.
Paparazzis were undoubtedly surprised by Byne’s appearance, especially since she appeared healthy and calm, so different from the last time she was out and about.
The Hairspray actress was dressed very casually in leather trousers, a grey jumper and black heels. She was still sporting long, blonde locks and was rocking some cool designer nails.
Aside from her very laid-back look, the actress also surprised people by ordering a simple dinner while foregoing the alcohol.
The quiet, drama-free outing seemed to prove what a close family friend told People Magazine several months ago about the state of Byne’s mental and physical health.
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“Amanda is doing much better from where she was months ago,” the friend described the actress. “She has her own apartment and is much happier.”
The insider also stated that the star and her parents’ relationship are also better and that “Amanda is clear-headed, more focused and has more independence.”
That undoubtedly is good news to fans of the fashion designer who went through a very troubling phase where she acted out – shoplifting, getting into fights, changing her looks and posting vitriolic statements against other celebs on Twitter.
It eventually landed the All That alum in a psychiatric facility to receive treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
And like another famous child star, Byne’s parents were awarded control over her finances and medical needs.
At one point, the young star acknowledged her problems and released a statement admitting that she “trusted people who clearly were not my friends” and promised that she was “doing my best to get better.”
It seems that Bynes is trying to keep that promise.