Amanda Bynes‘ birthday looked rather low-key this year, as she was spotted this week in Van Nuys, Calif., getting her fix on cigarettes, alongside her life and sobriety coach, Joy Stevens.
“She smokes a lot of cigarettes,” one of Bynes’ school classmates told RadarOnline.com in October. As previously reported, the former Nickelodeon star has been attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing [FIDM] in Los Angeles ever since her release from a Pasadena psychiatric treatment facility back in 2014.
“She’ll have two in our ten-minute break between classes. Before and after class she’s always got a cigarette in her hand. And she always wears sunglasses, she never takes them off, even in class, it’s kind of weird, wearing them inside.”
Star readers know that Joy has been a constant companion for Amanda since her mental breakdown.
“She accompanies her absolutely everywhere she goes,” the insider went on. “I’ve never seen them apart. At first I thought she was her mom, but another person at school told me she had nothing to do with her family.”
Amanda got caught up in a bizarre series of meltdowns all beginning a few years back, including creating a fire in a stranger’s driveway, alarming Twitter rants, and even accusing her father of abusing her, which she later denied and blamed her outburst on a “microchip in my brain.” She was also arrested in 2014 for DUI.
Since giving up driving, the source told Radar that Joy drives the former child star everywhere — including taking her to school.
Watch the video above to see how Amanda spent her birthday on Monday.
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