After being spotted in LA at the end of July looking happy and healthy, troubled actress Amanda Bynes has made a triumph return to social media this week. This marks the first time Bynes has spoken publicly since March, following an extended period out of the public eye while she worked on her mental health issues.
The 29-year-old actress posted a picture of herself, alongside friend and fashion designer Michael Costello to Twitter, along with the following caption:
Me and the fabulous Michael Costello (I'm wearing one of his beautiful gowns) at the SOAR Los Angeles Gala!
The event that the two attended was a Casino Royale-themed black-tie event for The Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR). The gala managed to raise over $60,000 for Armenian orphans worldwide, a fantastic effort for a worthy cause.
The gala's event planner, Kat Minassi spoke to People.com, and only had great things to say about the star's appearance at the event:
"She was 100 percent in good spirits – she's just a sweetheart,. She had a wonderful time. Amanda supports the cause as well, so she came out with Michael for the evening and she was in great spirits. She enjoyed the evening with us and looked beautiful in her gown."
This is wonderful news for Bynes, who until recently has spent the last few years in the media for her erratic and chaotic behavior. In November the star revealed the reason for her behavior was mental illness, something which had been long suspected.
Since revealing the truth to her fans and the public, Bynes seems to have been making huge efforts in her recovery and has shied away from the public eye. Though Amanda remains under the temporary conservatorship of her parents for the time being, she should have an upcoming hearing to assess her condition in the near future.
Michael Costello's boyfriend, Jesse Castell also posted a picture to social media, from what appears to be an event in July where Bynes made an unexpected appearance at Costello's pre-fall capsule collection launch in Downtown LA.
With these two recent public appearances, it looks as though Amanda Bynes is finally starting to step back into the public eye, albeit one small step at a time.
Hopefully we see more of this healthy, happy and stylish looking Amanda sometime soon!