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Amanda Bynes Joins Instagram Months After Entering Rehab For Stress-Induced Relapse

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Sep. 10 2019, Updated 7:10 p.m. ET

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Welcome to social media, Amanda Bynes! The actress joined Instagram on Tuesday, September 10, and made her first post.

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The 33-year-old celebrated her new social media profile with a colorful selfie. In the snap, Amanda sported a wavy bright pink hair, a diamond septum piercing, a loose white tee and a light pink pearl necklace.

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Her account is called "amandabynesreal" and she announced the news of her IG via Twitter. The What A Girl Wants actress tweeted, "Hey guys! I'm on instagram now ! Check me out." The last time she tweeted was in June after her graduation from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

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Many of the Amanda Show star's fans took to the comments to congratulate her and welcome her to the IG community. "Welcome back, queen!!! ❤️❤️❤️," gossip blogger Perez Hilton wrote. One fan said, "Hope you’re doing well! love u!" One follower gushed, "Yes!! The Queen finally has IG ?❤️!" Another user commented, "Queen Amanda is back."

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Amanda graduated from FIDM earlier this summer. She tweeted a pic of herself wearing a black cap and gown at the time. She attended the ceremony shortly after admitting herself into a rehab for a stress-induced relapse.

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The relapse was due to increased media attention following a candid interview for Paper Magazine from November 2018 that went viral. The What I Like About You alum was thrust back into the spotlight after speaking candidly about her mental health, her past drug use, and her desire to return to the acting world.

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In January 2019, she checked into a mental health treatment center. She entered a facility in Los Angeles to deal with her drug addiction and health issues. She was granted a day pass to attend her graduation and receive her diploma. “She was able to get an outing pass for a few hours for the special occasion, so she could walk with the other students. But she left a little early and was back at the facility at the end of the graduation,” a source told People at the time.

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