The photo, which was posted Tuesday after Bynes’ social media silence since March, has elicited all sorts of fan support, since Bynes appears to be turning over a new leaf.
Not only is she posing with fabulous designer Michael Costello, but she is also sporting some long, wavy blond locks, a black dress and long white nails. Though her makeup is minimal, her skin appears to be glowing and her slight smile is the happiest we’ve seen Bynes in a long time.
Me and the fabulous Michael Costello (I'm wearing one of his beautiful gowns) at the SOAR Los Angeles Gala! pic.twitter.com/5gLWEKhVJ9
— amanda bynes (@amandabynes) August 19, 2015
Fans were supportive of the former child star’s return to social media, praising her looks and supporting her healthy return.
@amandabynes Gorgeous blonde bombshell 💛
— alex illest (@alexillest) August 19, 2015
@amandabynes You look stunning! Keep up the good work Amanda xo
— Karon Smart (@KaronSmart) August 19, 2015
@amandabynes glad to see you're on the mend
— Lucy (@lucymorry) August 19, 2015
Though this is Bynes’ return on her official account, there are reports that she was remaining active on social media through another name.
If it is her, then it’s clear the actress still has a lot of work to do. But at least she’s on the right path, if this picture is any indication. They’re worth a thousand words, right?
Bynes was also seen last month at Costello’s collection launch in LA. It was her first public appearance in years, and she was photographed in a crocheted white minidress, waving to the cameras and smiling, according to Us Weekly.