Amanda Bynes' Parents Support Nickelodeon Star's Petition To End Conservatorship
Putting in the work.
Former child star Amanda Bynes filed to end her lengthy 9 year conservatorship on Wednesday, February 23, and her parents are all for it.
Bynes' rep David A. Esquibias told TMZ that despite the conservatorship, she has maintained a "great, loving relationship" with both of her parents and that they've consistently been "on the same page."
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Her attorney also stated that she's been working hand-in-hand with her mom and dad to get her physical and mental health on track so they can work towards their mutual goal of one day ending the legal bind.
Sources connected to the Nickelodeon personality's conservatorship also told the outlet that at one point, they thought the conservatorship could remain in place throughout Bynes' entire life, as she couldn't properly care for herself. Now, it seems there is hope on the horizon.
The She's the Man actress' attorney also claimed the big change was not at all inspired by Britney Spears' bombshell court case. Bynes has simply been "putting in the work", and it's time for her to move on from her conservatorship.
Esquibias also confirmed that the process had been ongoing for years before the #FreeBritney movement and the Big Fat Liar alum has "never even mentioned" the singer's rocky legal proceedings.
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"She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary," Esquibias said in a statement to People on February 23.
The Robots voice actress was originally placed under conservatorship by her mother in 2013 following a series of disturbing episodes that eventually led to the then-27-year-old being hospitalized and diagnosed as "bipolar and manic depressive."
The Amanda Show alum spent the next several years in and out of mental health facilities and treatment programs for her struggles with addiction while her mother maintained legal control of her daughter's personal, medical and financial decisions.
In recent years, Bynes has consistently attended AA and has reportedly been sober for nearly four years. She has also been making nearly straight A's in her classes at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising as she works towards her Bachelor's degree.
Her conservatorship hearing is scheduled for March 22.