It’s been a tumultuous ride for Amanda Bynes, but she’s finally showing her face again, this time on Instagram. On Tuesday afternoon, the new account @amandabynesreal popped up, and I immediately stopped what I was doing when someone sent it to me. The account only has around 7,000 followers, and she’s not verified yet, but it seems like it really is her.
Queen Amanda Bynes made her grand Instagram debut in a mirror selfie that honestly looks like it could be from 2014. She’s got bubblegum pink hair, she’s in a room with some college-dorm-looking blinds and twinkly lights, and her phone is a big-ass Samsung. There’s deep chaotic energy here, but I’m still kind of here for it. We really have no idea what’s going on in this photo or in Amanda’s life, but I NEED to know more ASAP.
For the caption, Amanda just used a kissy-face emoji, which just doesn’t feel like enough information. Girl, what are you up to?? Is this photo recent?? Are you okay?? This is her big Instagram kickoff, so I would’ve loved a caption that had a little more going on, but alas.
Obviously, Amanda Bynes has had a tumultuous past on social media, as Twitter played a large part in her meltdown several years ago. Never will I ever forget the time when she wanted Drake to murder her vagina. Iconic. Obviously, Amanda was struggling with her fair share of mental health issues at that time, and it seems like she’s been doing better recently. Last year, she resurfaced on the cover of Paper Magazine looking healthy and amazing, and earlier this summer she graduated from college. She’s been keeping a low profile other than those couple of events, but maybe that’s about to change.
Does Amanda Bynes’ new Instagram presence signal something exciting to come in her life and/or career? Is she launching a clothing line, or making her return to the big screen? It’s too soon to know, but I hope that her Instagram will be a fun way to get more of a glimpse into what’s going on with her these days. For all the sh*t she’s been through, I still miss the good old days of classic Amanda Bynes movies like What A Girl Wants and She’s The Man. If there’s one person who needs a comeback in 2019, it’s Amanda.
Images: amandabynesreal / Instagram