Congrats are in order for Amanda Bynes! She revealed she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising school in Los Angeles after five years on Monday, June 24.
“FIDM graduate 2019. #FIDMGraduation,” the 33-year-old captioned a photo of herself with a friend in their caps and gowns on Twitter.
The blonde beauty first enrolled in the college at the end of 2014 and received her Associate of Arts degree in merchandise product development in the fall of 2018. In an interview with Paper magazine, the former comedian said she was working toward her Bachelor’s degree in January 2019.
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) June 25, 2019
Many fans couldn’t help but show the Nickelodeon alum some love in the comments section. One person wrote, “You’re glowing with success, proud of you,” while another echoed, “You’re so smart.” A third chimed in, writing, “So rad!!!!! You are awesome!”
It seems like the California native is doing better after she checked into rehab in March, a source told Radar Online at the time. One month afterward, her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, said it was completely her idea. “It was her decision and her choice to address the situation [and] seek treatment, which I think is an incredibly mature way of handling this type of thing,” she told Access.
During the interview with Paper, the She’s the Man star got candid about her past drug usage. “I started smoking marijuana when I was 16. Even though everyone thought I was the ‘good girl,’ I did smoke marijuana from that point on,” she revealed. “I didn’t get addicted [then], and I wasn’t abusing it. And I wasn’t going out and partying or making a fool of myself … yet.”
She continued, “Later on it progressed to doing molly and ecstasy. [I tried] cocaine three times, but I never got high from cocaine. I never liked it. It was never my drug of choice.” However, Amanda admitted she started taking Adderall on a daily basis. “I definitely abused Adderall,” she said.
Well, we’re happy to see that Amanda is doing better than ever these days! Keep it up, girl.
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