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Amanda Bynes’ Mom, Her Conservator, Will Decide If She Can Get Married (Exclusive)

Will Amanda Bynes walk down the aisle soon? Ultimately, it may not be her choice, due to her past struggles.

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On Valentine’s Day, the former Nickelodeon star, 33, announced that she is engaged to “tha love of my life” via an Instagram photo. Bynes shared a snap of a giant ring on her left hand. She later posted a photo of a man, who Us Weekly later identified as Paul Michael.

Amanda Bynes Mom Decides If the Actress Can Marry Her Conservator
Lynn Bynes, her mother, and Amanda Bynes at Step Up Women’s Network and Saks Fifth Avenue Pre-Mother’s Day Lunch on May 5, 2002. Alex Berliner/BEI/Shutterstock

However, the She’s the Man star has battled with drug use and claimed she was bipolar. In November 2018, Bynes opened up about her struggles in a telling interview with Paper magazine. Months later, a source confirmed to Us that the “pressure of being back in the spotlight” after the interview was a “setback” and she chose to check herself back into rehab.

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“Amanda’s not currently working. She doesn’t have friends. And her relationship with her parents continues to be a roller coaster,” a source tells Us. However, her mother, Lynn, is her conservator — and she has final say on many things in Bynes’ life.

Amanda Bynes Mom Decides If the Actress Can Marry Her Conservator
Amanda Bynes smoking a cigarette outside her sober living facility on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. APEX/MEGA

“As Amanda’s conservator, her mother has responsibility over her daughter’s decision-making, including whether or not to allow her to marry,” Neama Rahmani, president of West Coast Trial Lawyers, explains in the latest issue of Us. “If Amanda’s parents did not consent to the marriage, they can petition the court to annul the marriage on the basis of Amanda’s ‘unsound mind.’”

Additionally, her parents were not even surprised by the engagement. A source adds: “Nothing Amanda does surprises them anymore.”

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In June 2019, the All That alum graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She is currently staying in a sober living house. She joined Instagram again in September after a long hiatus, but for the most part, keeps a private life.

While details about Michael are scarce, a source adds that “he has a very dark personality” and is “very goth.”

Amanda Bynes Mom Decides If the Actress Can Marry Her Conservator

For more on Bynes, pick up the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.

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