It was revealed earlier this week that Amanda Bynes had been released from a Malibu rehab facility after several months of inpatient treatment and was recovering at home with her family. On Friday, the 27-year-old What I Like About You actress was snapped in public walking to a meeting with her mom in a Southern California neighborhood.
In contrast to a series of bizarre photos released by Bynes herself before she was forcibly hospitalized following a driveway-burning incident in July, the new pic shows the actress looking subdued with sunglasses, wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, light blue pants and pink shoes, with her dark-colored hair pulled.
The lawyer for Bynes' mother, Tamar Arminak, toldPeople magazine this week that the former Disney star was "feeling better every day" after completing her stint in rehab. "Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery," the lawyer said in a statement.
Arminak's statement added that Bynes was even exploring school options on her way to a possible new career. "She's now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design. She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line."