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No wedding bells: Despite announcing her engagement last week, Amanda Bynes is not getting married any time soon
When Amanda Bynes announced her engagement on Wednesday, it seemed like a bit of good news at last for the troubled actress.
Aspiring teen actor Caleb Pusey told friends he has not spoken to her in months.
The former Nickelodeon star was sectioned on Friday and committed to a psychiatric hospital in Pasadena, CA on a 72 hour involuntary hold.
The move came after she accused her father Rick of sexually abusing her as a child. She quickly retracted the remark.
On Wednesday, she surprised her Twitter followers by announcing her engagement.
She posted: ‘I am getting married and my boyfriend and I are going to be on the cover (sic) People magazine.’
But apparently 19-year-old Caleb who lives in Costa Mesa, CA was as shocked as everyone else at the news.
While he admits he became friends with Amanda during her stay in rehab last year, he has reportedly confirmed they never dated and have not spoken in months.
In a brief and rambling interview with In Touch magazine last week, Amanda said: ‘I am very needy for friendship and I hate men. I want to f*** them, but I can now say I’m engaged.
‘I want to be married and I want to be away from people.’
And she added that she wanted to start a family. ‘I want boys, for sure. However many I can pop out,’ she said.
Denial: Caleb Pusey pictured here in a dress denies even dating Amanda, according to reports
Tweet: Amanda said she and her guy would appear on the cover of People magazine
Amanda shot to fame at the age of 10 in 1996 with role in hit TV show All That and Nickelodeon’s Figure It Out.
At 13, touted as America’s rising star in both comedy and acting, she was given her own sketch show: The Amanda Show.
But her troubles began in 2010, then aged 24, after she announced she was retiring from acting and appeared in a racy photo shoot for Maxim magazine, insisting ‘this is me’.
Shocked: The 19-year-old has told friends he met Amanda in rehab last year but they haven’t spoken for months
It was an apparent bid to break from her child-star image.
In the following four years, she was arrested for DUI, accused of crashing into a police car and another motorist, pictured taking drugs, allegedly banned from a number of establishments for ‘erratic behaviour’, and in 2013 placed in involuntary psychiatric care.
Last week her life appeared to be spiraling once again when was arrested in LA for DUI.
Losing it: Amanda had been stable for a while but her life appears to be unraveling again
Downward spiral: Despite a future full of promise, Amanda has battled demons since her twenties
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