Her mother Lynn Bynes, who serves as the former Nickelodeon star’s conservator following her infamous 2013 meltdown, had not approved of Amanda’s engagement. In fact, she wasn’t even aware that her daughter was dating again, a report claims.
So when Amanda met with a judge last week to discuss her conservatorship – since she couldn’t tie the knot with Paul unless her mother was to give her stamp of approval – it was revealed that her wishes to get hitched had been denied.
A source told Us Weekly: “Amanda’s mother doesn’t have any issue with her daughter requesting a hearing regarding the conservatorship. Lynn feels Amanda isn’t in any capacity to make any decisions about her care or treatment. Lynn will request that Amanda remain in a controlled environment.”
The child star met her ex-fiancé during her time in Alcoholics Anonymous, and while it’s unclear how long they’d been dating before getting engaged, sources stress that Amanda’s family were left in the dark about her plans and they certainly weren’t happy about it.
Paul and Amanda showed up to court last week with the expectation that the former actress would get her conservatorship altered, which would permit her to wed her lover, but that didn’t go quite as planned.
When a judge asked the “Easy A” star for details concerning her mental state, as well as having questioned her about her sudden rush to tie the knot with Paul, her answers were vague and far from satisfactory, resulting in her request to be denied.
And to make matters worse, Amanda was ordered to check herself back into a psychiatric facility for ongoing treatment after showing signs that her mental well-being was once again at risk.
During the court hearing, because she had agreed to willingly admit herself last weekend, the judge did not have Amanda taken into custody right away. Interestingly enough, however, she was a no-show at the clinic on the day she was expected to arrive and is now refusing to cooperate with her family to get herself help.
It’s understood that the only reason why Amanda and Paul called off their engagement and went their separate ways was simply down to the fact that she doesn’t get to make her own decisions while under her conservatorship. A judge had already ruled out the chances of their marriage plans, and after being instructed to return to a psychiatric facility, their relationship was subsequently doomed.
On Valentine’s Day, Amanda announced to her social media followers that she was engaged to Paul, who she referred to as “the love of my life.” In recent years, Amanda has maintained a low profile after she enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise.
She gave a rare interview to Paper magazine, where she reflected on her life and how sorry she was to those that were hurt by her actions amid her breakdown.
“I just had no purpose in life,” she told the publication in 2018. “I’d been working my whole life and [then] I was doing nothing. I had a lot of time on my hands and I would ‘wake and bake’ and literally be stoned all day long.”
“I’m really ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said. I can’t turn back time but if I could, I would,” Amanda continued to add. “And I’m so sorry to whoever I hurt and whoever I lied about because it truly eats away at me. It makes me feel so horrible and sick to my stomach and sad.”