Congratulations to former child actress Amanda Bynes, who revealed on Tuesday night that she was expecting a child with her fiancé, Paul Michael.
The relationship timeline between Bynes and Michael is a little bit hazy. They announced their engagement on Valentine’s Day, and Bynes introduced him to her Instagram followers in a video, saying:
“Hey, everyone, this is Paul, my fiancé. I’m so lucky. As you can see, he’s drop-dead gorgeous. He’s also the best person on the face of the Earth. I just wanted to let you know that I love you guys and I’m so happy now. I feel like I got what’s mine and that is Paul.”
Three weeks later, the couple broke up and deleted all evidence of their relationship on social media, but shortly got back together. Since then, they both announced on social media that they were expecting their first child together.
They both posted the ultrasound picture on Instagram and Bynes captioned in “Baby on board!” while Michael posted “baby in the making.”
A source confirmed the news to E! News:
“It’s true, Amanda is pregnant. She’s very, very early. Her parents know.”
Bynes, who has long struggled with sobriety, met Michael in AA.
“Amanda’s parents are fully aware of her engagement and at this point are not approving Amanda to legally get married under the conservatorship.”
Bynes has also been living in a sober living house after she relapsed last year, and she revealed last month that she “remained sober for over a year.”
Part of the reason that Bynes and Michael initially broke up was because of Amanda’s conservatorship situation. [A source told US Weekly:]9https://www.eonline.com/news/1129576/amanda-bynes-reunites-with-fiance-paul-michael-one-day-after-breakup)
“Paul realized the relationship just couldn’t go forward because of the obstacles of the conservatorship and Amanda must live at a sober living facility.”
At the time, Michael still expressed his love for Bynes, explaining:
“We did [split up]. I love her though, she’s my best friend.”
Well, a baby on the way has seemingly brought the couple back together, and we wish them all the luck in the world as they navigate this new phase in their relationship!