Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes

After nearly nine years, Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship ended on Tuesday at a hearing in a Ventura County courtroom. Amanda Bynes rose to fame as the star of her own Nickelodeon sketch comedy All That and The Amanda Show, the WB sitcom What I Including About You, and features like Easy A in 2010. After a few unpredictable occurrences, such as allegedly lighting fire to a driveway, she was placed under conservatorship in 2013, when she was 28 years old. Her lawyer, David Esquibias, claims that her parents were afraid for her safety and that it “seemed like the correct thing to do at the time.”

The following year, Bynes tweeted that she was diagnosed as bipolar and manic depressive and was on medication and seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist every week. Now she’s 35, and a judge in Southern California has ruled she no longer needs to be cared for by her mother.

“In the previous several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently,” Bynes said in a statement to People, “and I will continue to prioritize my well-being in this next phase.” I’m excited about my next projects, especially my fragrance collection, and will share more information as soon as I can.”

After almost a decade of custody, the 35-year-old retired actress and former Nickelodeon star filed a plea in February to dissolve the conservatorship of her estate and person. According to the filing, she “desires to live free of any limitation” in the future.

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