Two months after it was reported that she voluntarily left a sober living facility, Amanda Bynes is celebrating a new milestone in her life: an engagement. While many people spent their Valentine's Day lamenting their singledom, Amanda was flaunting a huge rock on her finger, and she confirmed that she is engaged.
The news shocked longtime fans, as the actress hadn't shared any pictures of a beau before, and they were desperate to find out who the lucky man is.
Amanda is finally spilling more details about her husband-to-be, and she's also been showing off her new face tattoos. While an engagement is typically a celebratory time, it's also being reported that the actress' family is not supporting the relationship.
Who is Amanda Bynes engaged to? Read on to find out who Paul Michael is, and why Amanda's parents are against the nuptials.
Who is Amanda Bynes engaged to?
On Feb. 14, Amanda shared some pretty exciting news with her 225,000 Instagram followers. The 33-year-old posted an image of her hand with a ring with a rather large emerald cut diamond on it. Her hand appeared to be on top of another's hand. She captioned the image, "Engaged to tha love of my life."
Amanda initially didn't share the identity of her fiancé, leading to an onslaught of media attention. Although she has lived a very public life, she's been off the radar for the past few years, taking care of her mental and physical health. A part of taking care of herself has been living her life mostly out of the public eye. Whereas she used to use social media a lot more frequently (like with her rather infamous tweets about Drake), these days, Amanda rarely gives her fans an update.
In the days following her engagement announcement, Amanda has posted several other photos and videos of her man. She revealed that his name is Paul Michael, and the two are celebrating a year of sobriety together.
In an Instagram video, she explained more about the man in her life.
"Hey, everyone. This is Paul, my fiancé ," Amanda said in a Feb. 20 video. "I'm so lucky, as you can see, he's drop dead gorgeous. And he's also the best person on this earth..."
Amanda then went on to apologize for infamously calling people ugly back in 2013. She also got real about her sobriety.
"Now I've remained sober for over a year, same with Paul," she explained before telling fans that she loved them.
She also claimed that she's working on a clothing line that she hopes to launch online soon. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2019.
According to reports, the pair met in Alcoholics Anonymous, and they started dating right after Amanda broke up with another ex. It has also been alleged that Paul does not have a job, which is worrying Amanda's parents.
Amanda Bynes' parents reportedly don't want her to marry Paul Michael.
While Amanda might be celebrating her love all over her Instagram page, there are apparently two very important people in her life who are not in support.
The All That actress' parents, Rick and Lynne Bynes, are her conservators. TMZ reported that they do not approve of the union. Because they are in charge of Amanda legally, they can prevent her from walking down the aisle. The outlet also reported that Amanda's engagement ring is not a real diamond, and it was purchased from Amazon for $49.
Amanda hasn't publicly discussed the state of her relationship with her parents. Rick and Lynne also have yet to make a statement about Amanda's engagement.
Considering how much she's sharing about Paul now, we can expect to learn even more about her fiancé in the coming weeks.