Amanda Bynes Update: Conservatorship Won’t Be Reinstated Amid Psychotic Episode, Parents Say

The “Hairspray” actress was previously in a nine-year-long arrangement in which her mother oversaw most of her life, though they terminated in 2022 as Bynes was making great progress.

BYHayley Hynes
Amanda Bynes Update: Conservatorship Won’t Be Reinstated Amid Psychotic Episode, Parents Say

After shocking the world with yesterday's news, TMZ's sources are back with an update on Amanda Bynes. On Sunday (March 20), the former child star was found wandering around Los Angeles completely nude, reportedly coming down from a psychotic break. During her time out in the city, she apparently flagged down a car passing by, sharing her tragic story with the driver. After calling 911, the actress went to a nearby police station. A mental health team felt that a 5150 psychiatric hold is the best course of action in this situation.

Typically, someone on a 5150 would be in custody for 72 hours, though the timeline can be extended. As of yesterday, insiders confirmed that Bynes will likely spend a few days getting the help she needs for her struggles. Up until just last year, the 36-year-old was actually under a conservatorship, similar to Britney Spears, though she and her family felt as though she had made enough progress to regain control of her life in 2022.

Future Plans for Amanda Bynes

Actress Amanda Bynes arrives at the Frederick's of Hollywood 2008 Spring Collection Fashion Show To Benefit Clothes off our Back at the Hollywood Palladium on October 24, 2007, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Upon hearing the latest headlines about Bynes, concerned fans are wondering if her parents, Lynn and Rick, will be reinstating the previous court agreement. According to a source with direct knowledge who spoke with TMZ, there are no such plans at this time. The starlet's parents are "deeply concerned about their daughter's well-being and health," but don't want to take extreme measures just yet. From the sounds of things, her willingness to contact authorities on her own after coming back to herself naked in downtown Los Angeles proves that she's self-aware enough to maintain her freedom for now.

Since her conservatorship came to an end, Amanda Bynes has mostly been taking positive steps forward in her life. She's been living independently in her own home and has even been pursuing a new career as a cosmetologist by taking classes at a school in her area. Fingers crossed we see the Californian back on her feet and in control of her life in no time. Make sure to check back later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.