Amanda Bynes 'will likely lose custody of baby'
Amanda Bynes ‘will likely lose custody of baby to her father’ amid her struggles with ongoing mental health issues
The ongoing mental health issues plaguing former child star Amanda Bynes will likely impact her ability to retain custody of her future child.
On Tuesday, the 33-year-old indicated on social media that she was pregnant after sharing an ultrasound picture which she later removed from her Instagram account.
Bynes, who is currently undergoing treatment for her issues, ‘lacks the mental capacity to take care of the child’ and her parents plan to seek a judges ruling to place the baby in proper care, according to The Blast on Wednesday.
Drama: Amanda Bynes may not keep custody of her future child due to her ongoing mental health issues, according to The Blast on Wednesday following speculation that she is pregnant with her first child
The outlet reports that Amanda’s parents, who control her conservatorship, will file in dependency court to have a judge review their daughter’s mental condition and fitness as a parent.
Adding that the most likely scenario will see Amanda living with her parents who will have legal custody her child.
Amanda’s on-again-off-again fiance Paul Michael, who is believed to be the father, will also be able to file for custody. The two reportedly met in AA.
Yesterday, an attorney for the actress, David Esquibias, said the star ‘is seeking treatment for ongoing mental health issues.’
Going to the court: Amanda’s parents, who control her conservatorship, will likely file in dependency court to have a judge review their daughter’s mental condition and fitness as a parent (Pictured with fiance Paul Michael)
In a statement to People David continued: ‘Any reports that Amanda is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction issues are completely false.’
Adding: ‘We ask for privacy during this time, and for any speculation about her personal life from the public and the media to cease so Amanda can focus on getting better.’
Amanda had been residing at a sober living facility but recently checked into a treatment center to continue her care of mental health issues, according to People’s source.
The same day that her lawyer spoke out, Amanda shared her ultrasound photo which she had captioned: ‘Baby on board!’
Image: Amanda Bynes suggested she was pregnant via Instagram Tuesday, after she sharing an ultrasound picture which she later removed the photo from her account
Paul Michael also shared a slideshow of pictures on his Instagram account, including a selfie of himself and Amanda and also a similar ultrasound photo bearing the She’s the Man star’s name and Tuesday’s date on it.
He captioned his post, which has also since been removed: ‘Baby in the making.’
The news comes just a week after the couple claimed their Instagram accounts had been hacked, leading to reports they had split.
Paul said to Page Six: ‘Both of our Instagrams got hacked and someone deleted our pictures and sent direct messages saying we broke up.’
News: The star’s on/off fiance, Paul Michael, also shared a slideshow of pictures on his Instagram account, including a selfie of himself and Amanda and also a similar ultrasound photo bearing the She’s the Man star’s name and Tuesday’s date on it
‘We never broke up and weren’t able to log into our Instagrams until last night. Assumably [the person wanted] to make it seem like we broke up.’
And with reports that the Amanda Show actress refused to go to rehabilitation earlier this month, Paul confirmed it wasn’t a hospital and says her trauma is resulting from her childhood and she is also suffering with anxiety.
He added: ‘She’s not ordered to go to a hospital. She’s ordered to go to a residential treatment, which is called inpatient, but she’s not in a hospital. She is affected by trauma from her childhood.’
Confusion: The couple recently announced their engagement on social media but then appeared to have called it quits but Paul shut down those rumors telling Page Six that their accounts had been hacked
Adding: ‘The anxiety made her drop out of school and the judge ordered her to work on that in residential treatment … She’s allowed to come and go as long as she goes to therapy. She’s doing really well, besides anxiety and trauma.’
Amanda – who has struggled with substance abuse and legal issues over recent years – could not legally get married without the permission of the judge in her conservatorship case, as well as her mother Lynn.
She was reportedly intent on blocking her daughter’s proposed marriage to Paul, feeling it wasn’t in her best interest to tie the knot.
Together: Amanda – who has struggled with substance abuse and legal issues over recent years – can not legally get married without the permission of the judge in her conservatorship case, as well as her mother Lynn
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