Looks like Amanda Bynes will actually be able to make it home for Christmas. The notoriously troubled star has spent nearly six months in an inpatient rehab facility after a series of bizarre acts. The former Nickelodeon star was photographed leaving her family’s home in Los Angeles with her mother Lynn, E! Online reported Thursday.
Bynes, 27, was apparently in a good mood, according to reports, and covered her face by wearing a baseball cap and oversized shades. The “Hairspray” actress became known for her blonde wig, but it seems that she had died her hair a dark brown while in rehab. On Thursday, she dressed down when she left the home, wearing skinny jeans and a grey sweatshirt.
Her attorney Tamar Arminak told the news site her celebrity client was doing well and is “reestablishing a close and loving relationship with her family."
But getting to this point hasn’t been easy for the Hollywood celeb. In July, she was placed in a 5150 psychiatric hold after she allegedly started a fire on a neighbor’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Eventually, she was sent to a rehabilitation center in Malibu.
A judge did rule, however, that she was fit to understand the April 2012 DUI charges against her, where she allegedly hit a police car, and will appear in court on Jan. 7, 2014, where her condition will be evaluated again by both parties.
In a statement to People, Bynes' lawyer said she was officially released from treatment on Wednesday. "Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery. She's feeling better every day."
She added, "Despite the fact Amanda is no longer in a facility, her outpatient treatment is continuing. She's very happy to reestablish the loving relationship with her family that she once shared." Arminak added Lynn will still in control her daughter's finances and well-being after she was given conservatorship.
Acting and raping seems to be out of the question for her future. Bynes reportedly wants to go to college to pursue a career in fashion design. "She's now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design," Arminak's statement continued. "She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line."
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