Amanda Bynes was seen in public for the first time on Wednesday after spending three weeks in a mental hospital.
The 37-year-old actress was seen getting her nails done at an agency in Toluca Lakes, California, and a source told Dailymail.com that “she was advised to continue to distance herself from ex-fiancé Paul Michael.”
The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native was spotted at Cosmo Nails, and witnesses said she smoked a cigarette while waiting for an Uber after her manicure.
On Tuesday, Bynes left after three weeks in a psychiatric hospital. She reportedly worked with staff at the facility to determine she was ready to return to normal life.
“Amanda has left the facility on her own accord,” a source told Dailymail.com on Thursday. “She has been very cooperative and involved in her recovery and staff support her decision to leave as she has successfully completed her treatment plan. ”
The latest: Amanda Bynes, 37, was seen in public for the first time on Wednesday after three weeks in a mental hospital.The actress was seen getting her nails done at an establishment in Toluca Lakes, California
Bynes was “advised to continue to distance herself from her ex, Michael,” the source said, adding that “her family and friends believe her breakup was the catalyst for her breakdown and that he was not a healthy and safe person to be around.” . ‘
The source went on to say that the former pair were “codependent, and the second half of their relationship was toxic, partly because they met in rehab.
“They replaced their dependence on each other with dependence on substances.”
Now, Bynes will enter an outpatient treatment program to ensure she maintains the progress she has made while undergoing treatment. She is also back to normal, as she will reportedly return to live in her own home.
Bynes had previously been under supervision since 2013, but it ended last year, so she will regain more freedom to make her own decisions.
TMZ previously reported that Bynes’ parents hadn’t considered trying to set up another receivership because she had been doing relatively well until her latest mental health crisis.
The original arrangement began in 2013 when she committed the crime involuntarily after she began running into multiple offenses a year earlier.
After two hit-and-runs and a DUI in 2012, she was arrested in 2013 for allegedly throwing a bong through the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
Details: The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native was seen at Cosmo Nails and witnesses say she smoked a cigarette while waiting for an Uber after her manicure
Casual: The actress was seen wearing a white T-shirt at the Southern California salon
Relaxing: Bynes sits with her hair wrapped around her head during the soothing session
Context: Bynes left Tuesday after three weeks in a mental institution.She reportedly worked with staff at the facility to determine she was ready to return to normal life
Bynes reportedly wandered the streets of the greater Los Angeles area for four days after his car was towed in Long Beach on March 15 and was most recently hospitalized.
During that time, she was clearly in a manic state, walking around naked for a while.
Amanda was reportedly spotted walking naked the day she entered the treatment facility, but a witness told TMZ that the “She’s the Man” star had pulled over a car for help.
She was apparently aware of her mental state and called 911 to report that she was recovering from a mental illness and needed help.
After she was picked up, Bynes initially received 72 hours of psychiatric treatment, initially extended while her team at the mental health facility worked out a treatment plan for her.
Amid her mental health concerns, Bynes’ parents banned her ex-fiancé, Paul Michael, from having any contact with her after their four-year relationship ended in January.
An insider told DailyMail.com on March 28, “They don’t want her ex-fiance around her and have instructed him not to contact her.”
“He doesn’t seem to have her best interests at heart and her family has nothing to say about him.”
Confusion split: Sources tell Dailymail.com that she was “advised to continue to distance herself from her ex-fiancé Paul Michael”
Back outside: Bynes left a mental health facility after three weeks there after calling 911 and reporting mental illness
In an interview with the New York Post, he said: “She was off her meds, and she’s still off her meds … She’s crazy.”
Michael previously claimed the pair are now “friends”.
Bynes rose to fame as a child star on Nickelodeon’s Amanda at the age of 13 and went on to find success with shows such as “Everything” and “I Like You.”
She has also appeared in films including She’s the Man, What a Girl Wants and Hairspray, and she was last seen in the 2010 film Easy A.
Bynes’ latest crisis appears to be the reason she pulled out of reuniting with her All That cast at 90s Con last month, which was initially attributed to an “unknown illness.”
She has previously expressed her excitement about reconnecting with her peers ahead of the convention.
She will join SNL star Kenan Thompson, his Good Burger sidekick Kyle Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli and Lori Beth Tenburg, all fixtures of the popular Nickelodeon skit comedy series .
The event will also mark her first public appearance since taking over a year ago. The series aired for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2005, and Bynes appeared on All That from 1996 to 2000. It was later restored in 2019.
Bad day: The actress was reportedly seen wandering the streets of LA for days after her car was towed in Long Beach and was even seen walking around naked
Dropping out: Amanda’s latest crisis appears to be the reason she had to quit last month’s ’90s con with all of her cast at the last minute
Alone again: Bynes was placed under conservatorship in 2013 after suffering multiple mental health battles and running afoul of the law, but that conservatorship ended in March 2022; seen with parents Rick and Lynn Bynes