Congratulations are in order for Amanda Bynes, who revealed to the world her engagement via social media on Friday, February 14.
The 33-year-old actress, who has stayed out of the public spotlight over the last few years – amind struggles with drugs and mental health – announced via Instagram her engagement, alongside a photo of a massive diamond rock on her ring finger. The photo also included a man wearing a gold wedding band.
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“Engaged to tha love if my life,” she captioned the picture.
The next day, she shared a photo of her “lover” to Instagram. In the photo, she was standing beside the mystery man, who was later revealed as Paul Michael. While there isn’t much information on Michael, PEOPLE confirmed that the pair met at the end of 2019.
In terms of Bynes’ social media usage, the former Nickelodeon star has been the most active on Instagram in recent months, she shared a link to her new Instagram account via her verified Twitter page in September 2019. In December, the actress took to the platform to share a picture of her latest face tattoo, an outline of a heart on her left cheek. On February 7, she shared a mirror selfie of her new ink.
Last June, Bynes celebrated graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, following months later she candidly opened up to PAPER magazine about her struggles with mental health, substance abuse and body image.
“I just had no purpose in life,” she recalled of retreating from the spotlight after acting professionally since the age of seven. “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.”