Amanda Bynes’ most recent headlines have revolved around her ongoing struggles with mental health, but she almost made the news for a happier reason, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
The actress, 33, “was in talks” to compete on the current season of Dancing With the Stars, but it “didn’t pan out,” says the insider.
Another source adds, “Doing [the show] just wasn’t what she envisioned for her future.” Instead, “she’s taking things one day at a time.”
The star recently stepped back into the spotlight by joining Instagram on September 10. Bynes shared the news with her followers on Twitter. She tweeted a message that was accompanied by a mirror selfie, where she flaunted her bright pink hair and flashed a nose ring.
“Hey guys! I’m on Instagram now,” she wrote. “Check me out.”
The former Nickelodeon actress left rehab earlier this year, a source exclusively revealed to Us. “She left treatment in June and is currently living at a sober living facility.”
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Amanda Bynes is currently staying in a group home designed to focus on “sober living” after going through a recent relapse.
Sources close to the actress tell The Blast, Amanda is “not doing well” and her family and doctors felt the best place for her at this point, is in a group home focusing on sober living.
The move, followed a recent relapse in January, where Amanda checked into an L.A. rehab facility.
It was reported at the time, the pressure of being back in the public eye, and auditioning in Hollywood again … was “too much, too soon” for Amanda. She received treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues.