UPDATED 3/22, 2:30 p.m.: Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship is officially over. TMZ reports that a judge ended the nine-year legal arrangement during Tuesday’s hearing.
See original story below.
Amanda Bynes’ nine-year conservatorship appears to be coming to an end.
Judge Roger L. Lund issued a tentative ruling Monday, declaring that the conservatorship of her person and estate is “no longer required,” per Los Angeles Times. “The court determines that the conservatorship is no longer required and that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship of the person no longer exist,” the ruling reads.
Bynes reportedly filed last month to end her conservatorship, which was established in 2013 after she was hospitalized and placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold following an incident where she set a small fire in the driveway of a California home. Her mother Lynn was given authority over her finances and medical matters.
“Amanda Bynes’ parents are very happy for her. They can’t wait to see the next chapter of her life. They are excited at how well she is doing. They are ready to move forward and for the conservatorship to end as well,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.
In 2014, the now retired actress revealed she had been diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder and manic depression. In a 2018 interview with Paper Magazine, Bynes, who was nearly four years sober at the time, reflected on that moment in her life.
“I’m really ashamed and embarrassed with the things I said. I can’t turn back time but if I could, I would. 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,” she said. “Everything I worked my whole life to achieve, I kind of ruined it all through Twitter.”
Bynes is not only still sober, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and got engaged. TMZ reports Bynes is planning on moving into a new home with her fiancé once the conservatorship is over.
A hearing for her conservatorship is set for tomorrow.