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Britney Spears isn’t the only A-lister to free herself from her controversial conservatorship, as Amanda Bynes has also followed in the Womanizer singer’s footsteps!
A California judge has reportedly terminated the 35-year-old She’s The Man actress’s nine-year conservatorship, which placed her mother Lynn as her official guardian since 2013.
And according to reports, both of Amanda’s parents were in full support of her conservatorship coming to an end, which is why the judge saw no issue with making the decision.
Judge Roger L Lund of Ventura County Superior Court told The New York Times: “She’s done everything the court has asked over a long period of time.”
Tamar Arminak, a lawyer for Lynn and Rick Bynes, said that her mom “could not be more proud of what Amanda has accomplished getting through the last few difficult years”.
“Both mother and daughter I know are happy to restart a relationship that doesn’t include this conservatorship and focus on the endless possibilities available to Amanda now that the conservatorship is over,” he added.
Amanda thanked fans “for their love and well wishes during this time”, according to People.
“I would also like to thank my lawyer and my parents for their support over the last nine years,” she continued.
“In the last several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently, and I will continue to prioritize my well-being in this next chapter.
“I am excited about my upcoming endeavors – including my fragrance line – and look forward to sharing more when I can.”
Amanda’s lawyer David A Esquibias previously told Variety that Amanda is “excited ” to return to her normal life. And although he said she hasn’t specifically mentioned going back to acting, fans are hoping that it could be on the cards in the not-so-distant future…
“We’re all excited and we’re all anxiously looking forward to Amanda living a life as a private and normal citizen,” Esquibias said.
“I have not heard her say that she’s interested in returning to becoming an actress, but I wouldn’t rule that out.
“She has a new life ahead of her and she is so young. She was a great actress. I’m sure many people would love to see her return to acting.”