It turns out, Amanda Bynes and Paul Michael are still together after all! Just days after reports hit the web that the couple had ended their engagement, Paul has confirmed to Page Six that they’re still going strong.
For those who missed it, rumors first started swirling that the couple had decided to go their separate ways after fans noticed that The Amanda Show alum had taken down all her photos with Paul from Instagram. In Touch even reported on Sunday, March 8 that Paul had confirmed the split to them exclusively.
“We did [breakup]. I love her though, she’s my best friend,” he allegedly told the outlet.
But now, the college student has insisted that his and Amanda’s Instagram accounts were hacked, and that they didn’t call it quits.
“Both of our Instagrams got hacked and someone deleted our pictures and sent DMs saying we broke up,” he said. “We never broke up and weren’t able to log into our Instagrams until last night.”
Us Weekly had reported that Amanda was ordered to enter a psychiatric facility for mental health treatment following a secret court hearing held on Thursday, March 5, but Paul claimed this wasn’t true either.
“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,” he explained. “She is affected by trauma from her childhood. 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.”
For those who missed it, the actress first announced that she was engaged to Paul on February 14, 2020.
“Engaged to tha love of my life,” she wrote at the time, in a now deleted Instagram post.
The 33-year-old then formally introduced her new man to her followers in a video posted to Instagram on February 20, 2020.
“Hey, everyone, this is Paul, my fiancé,” she explained in the clip. “I’m so lucky. As you can see, he’s drop-dead gorgeous. He’s also the best person on the face of the Earth.”
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