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Why Amanda Bynes's Mom Is Upset That She's Pregnant

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By Natalie Hunter

Amanda Bynes has gone through a lot of changes in the past year. She announced on social media that she has been living sober for one year and she additionally is engaged to Paul Michael whom she met at Alcoholics Anonymous. The next major life update came not to long after when Michael announced that he and Bynes are expecting a baby on Instagram and even posted a picture of an ultrasound. According to Daily Mail, not everyone is thrilled about the pregnancy.


Bynes's mom is concerned because she is choosing not to take her meds during her pregnancy.

"Treating her mental health issues has become complicated," an insider told Us Weekly on Friday. "Amanda doesn't want to take some of the meds because of dangers to [her] baby."

“Amanda’s mom is furious she is pregnant as treating her mental health issues has become complicated,” a separate insider explains to Us. “Amanda doesn’t want to take some of the meds because of dangers to [her] baby.”


Bynes's parents will also be responsible and share custody of the baby.

"Amanda, her parents, and her fiancé, Paul Michael, will all share physical custody, but only her parents and Paul will be able to make legal decisions for the baby because Amanda is under conservatorship,” Neama Rahmani, president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, previously told the outlet. “That’s the best case scenario for Amanda. The worst case is that county social workers get involved and try to remove the baby because they think Amanda is not a fit parent.”


A setback would be discouraging since Bynes has made such progress on her recovery. She took to Instagram to apologize for her past mistakes.

“I just wanted to post a video to say I’m sorry to everyone who I called ugly on Twitter. I was feeling so ugly at the time and it was really hard for me to express myself at the time because I was so drugged out and now I’ve remained sober for over a year,” Bynes says, adding “Same with Paul.”


Before receiving her mental health treatment, Bynes struggled with her mental health and drug addiction.

“I just had no purpose in life,” she said to Paper Magazine in November 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 got really into my drug usage and it became a really dark, sad world for me.”

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