Amanda Bynes Reportedly Has Sad Relationship News

On the heels of a tumultuous few years, it seemed like Amanda Bynes had finally settled into a happy and healthy relationship. The former child star, who landed a show on Nickelodeon at 13 after impressing producers with her standup routine, began suffering from severe substance abuse and mental health issues. After increasingly alarming incidents, which culminated with Bynes lighting a stranger's driveway on fire, she was placed under a conservatorship.

Since 2013, Bynes has largely avoided the spotlight. Under her conservatorship, she's been focused on healing and completing her studies in fashion merchandising. Finally, in March 2022, the conservatorship was terminated. "In the last several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently, and I will continue to prioritize my well-being in this next chapter," Bynes said in a statement at the time, per People. Since then Bynes has been easing her way back into the working world first with a new song "Diamonds" and with a potential new fragrance line.

Through the years, the one constant in Bynes' life has been her fiancé Michael Paul, with whom she collaborated on "Diamonds." After getting engaged in 2020, fans were hopeful they would tie the knot any day now, but according to those close to the couple, a wedding won't be happening any time soon.

Amanda Bynes is taking things slow

After a rollercoaster relationship and creative partnership, Amanda Bynes has called off her engagement to Paul Michael. Though they no longer plan to marry, they are currently still in a relationship, according to sources close to the couple. Bynes and Michael announced their engagement back in 2020, but according to the source who spoke to Entertainment Tonight, they decided to pump the brakes at some point in 2021. "They are still together as a couple, but they have put a pause on their engagement and wedding planning," the insider said. "They have gone through ups and downs together and personally, and realized they might have moved quickly, but they love each other and are still committed to one another."

Michael and Bynes have been there for each other through some of the more difficult times in their lives. They met at a sober living facility in 2020 and have been inseparable ever since, per Page Six. Right now, according to the source, the focus is on Bynes' health and building a stable future together. "She is sober, killing it and doing better than ever," the source explained, adding that Michael was also busy with law school.

This isn't the first time the relationship has grabbed headlines. In April 2022, Bynes accused Michael of relapsing in a since-deleted Instagram story, per E! News. The police got involved, but the situation was resolved quickly. Bynes later clarified that she was mistaken and Michael was still sober.

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