FORMER child star Amanda Bynes said tonight she is engaged to a mystery man who is the “love of my life.”

The 33-year-old Bynes, who has mostly stayed out of the public eye amid struggles with drugs and mental health, made the surprising announcement on Instagram.

Amanda Bynes announces she is engaged with this Instagram photo
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Amanda Bynes announces she is engaged with this Instagram photo[/caption]

It's been quite a rocky last few years for the actress
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It’s been quite a rocky last few years for the actress[/caption]

Bynes shows off her ring in the social media post, which already has 17,000 likes.

The photo shows Bynes’ fingers softly touching another hand, likely that of the expected groom.

“Engaged to the love of my life,” she wrote.

Bynes has had her ups and downs in recent years
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Bynes has had her ups and downs in recent years, including trips to mental health facilities[/caption]

Bynes in She's The Man, which may have ignited her downward spiral
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Bynes in She’s The Man, which may have ignited her downward spiral[/caption]

The Hairspray and What a Girl Wants star returned to the limelight in 2018 after bouncing in and out of mental health facilities for years.

She said that her role in the 2006 film She’s The Man triggered her downward spiral.

Bynes reportedly checked into a clinic again last year. She talked about her troubles in an interview with Paper magazine two years ago.

“I just had no purpose in life,” she said.

“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.”

The actress, who made her mark as a child in hits such as The Amanda Show and All That, graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in 2019.


She did leave a sober living facility and dropped out of a bachelor’s degree program at FIDM, according to E! News.

“She’s not doing drugs and mentally and physically she’s OK,” a source told E! News in December.

The source indicated that Bynes was “open to getting help” if it was needed.


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