Inside the rocky relationship of Amanda Bynes and Paul Michael as couple breaks up after 2 years of engagement
Amanda Bynes previously said that she 'found Paul’s stash of crack cocaine,' alleging Paul Michael of drug abuse, and then apologizing for it later
A relationship can be hard to maintain, and so is the situation with Amanda Bynes and Paul Michael. The couple remained romantically involved and committed even after calling off their engagement in 2021. However, after managing to stay together for a couple of months after calling off their engagement, rumor has it that they have now gone their separate ways.
According to E! News, Bynes and Michael are no longer together. Previously, a source said, "They are still together as a couple, but they have put a pause on their engagement and wedding planning." Reportedly, when they called off their engagement for the second time, they stayed together merely for 2 weeks before ending the relationship. The insider revealed, "the pair couldn't tie the knot due to reasons like public pressure and the coronavirus pandemic and that [They] are together working through the tough times."
Bynes announced her engagement by showing off her engagement ring in an up-close photo of her hand on someone else’s, assuming Michael, and captioned the post, "Engaged to the love of my life." The post has since been deleted. Moreover, Michael has deleted every trade of his relationship with Bynes on his Instagram account but is still following her. The publication also learned that weeks after announcing the engagement they both called it quits, only to come back together. This relationship has been particularly rocky.
Amanda's conservatorship hindered wedding plans
Amanda's career was going just fine before she was diagnosed with bipolar disease via a Twitter post back in 2014. Her mother ended up getting legal control along with her personal, medical, and financial affairs after the actress got hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold for allegedly starting a small fire in a stranger’s driveway. In a conversation with Page Six, she shared that she was "doing really well, besides anxiety and trauma,” and that her conservatorship could be terminated whenever it was “no longer convenient.” After terminating the conservatorship in March 2022, sources told E! News Bynes and Michael were not rushing to walk her down the aisle and that she was "still with Paul, her fiancée, and she's been surrounding herself with supportive people and making good, healthy choices for herself."
How did Bynes and Michael meet?
Back in 2019 when Bynes announced her engagement with Michael in the now-deleted Instagram post, nobody had much information on this mystery man. However, PEOPLE reported that the duo met at the end of 2019, and according to a source back then Bynes seemed happy. The engagement itself came as a surprise as Bynes was keeping it low profile. Information on how, where, and via whom the ex-couple met is scarce.
Did Bynes kick Michael out of her house?
The news of their recent breakup also comes just 3 months after Bynes accused Michael of relapsing on her Instagram story. TMZ reported that the LAPD told the portal that Michael called the cops on Bynes and told them they had a verbal dispute, that she had been taking her Adderall, losing control, and had kicked him out of the house. He stayed out of the property until the cops arrived. Moreover, Bynes also called the cops only out of fear for her own security.
Before this spat, Bynes took to her Instagram story and said, "His behavior’s alarming, and I’m afraid of what he’ll do." Allegedly she "found Paul’s stash of crack cocaine. He’s been using for the past six months,” she claimed. “He needs serious help. I kicked him out of my house.” The couple soon patched up and Bynes was quick to issue an apology to her former lover as well, telling E! News, "I thought Paul relapsed, but I was wrong. He drug tested for me from a drug test kit I bought from CVS. The drug test was negative for all substances. Paul and I are staying together. I am so sorry for the confusion I caused." The couple is now on their separate paths.