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Amanda Bynes

Parents to the Rescue

9/19/2012 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Amanda Bynes' parents abruptly uprooted from their Texas home and moved to California to take care of their troubled daughter ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the family tell us ... what triggered their decision was Amanda's DUI last April.

We're told the parents put their home in Cedar Park, TX up for sale ... hoping to make a quick deal and get to Cali ASAP, but they couldn't find a buyer.

As Amanda's situation got worse -- hit-and-runs, what looked like pot-smoking photos, and lots of strange behavior -- Bynes' folks decided they couldn't wait any longer and just leased their place out.

One source told us the parents are NOT gunning for a conservatorship (a la Britney Spears) but merely want to be near their daughter as a support system.  In the past our sources say the parents were adamant -- Amanda did not have mental issues or a substance abuse problem.

The parents are no strangers to SoCal -- Amanda was born and raised in Thousand Oaks.

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bb    

Pretty please can they take Lindsay with them back to Texas too? Let's see her try to rob a jeweler there and get away with it.

574 days ago
17.

steak man     

Crack is whack!

574 days ago
18.

The Real JJ    

TMZ has been stalking the sh1t out this girl! Taking pics of her shopping, driving, getting cabs, walking. Her parents have moved to be with her, which is stupid because they have to drop everything to take care of a grown ass woman. Let her live!

574 days ago
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Franc    

CalI? So you're saying they're moving to Mexico? Maybe they're drug dealers?

574 days ago
20.

Heather    

FINALLY!

574 days ago
21.

George    

Leave Amanda alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

574 days ago
22.

Marilyn    

Decent, caring good parents would have been on the first plane ages ago house or no house!
These parents suck!

574 days ago
23.

Rick B.    

I wish them all the luck they have. Someone needs to step in and help. She can't do anything to help herself!

574 days ago
24.

Diamond Goddess!    

I ain't buyin 'ANY of this shiz!!!
Your daughter (who has money) is spinning out in LA.
You're supposedly a dentist (so you have money), and you WAIT for your HOUSE to SELL (in this crap market!) before coming to her aid.
Thereby endangering untold others by letting her keep doing her cracked-out driving bit?!
YEAH...R-I-I-I-I-I-G-H-T!!!
Nope, not buyin' it!!!

574 days ago
25.

Athina    

She's 26, not 18. If she was 18 or so, I could see the parents coming out to Cali to give her support. But all they're going to do now is infanticize their daughter.

574 days ago
26.

Truth    

The parents must be real MORONs if it took this long to react. They have TMZ to thank for hopefully saving there daughters and possibly someone else's life too.
Good job TMZ for waking those idiots up!

574 days ago
27.

Sarah    

Leave the woman alone for **** sake. You have been stalking her 24/7 hoping that she does something stupid so you go can film it, make money and embarrass her. I know your job is the follow celebs around but you guys have gone too far with this poor woman. It obvious she has problems give her some space. Its about time her parents came to look after her it doesnt matter how old she is you still should be there for your child and I hope they get her the help she needs.

574 days ago
28.

Allison    

Its about time !

574 days ago
29.

ohreally    

Why are they saying 'in the pas' this and 'in the past' that? Schizophrenia comes from no where and it develops in the early 20s. The past doesn't matter, focus on what's happening now.

574 days ago
30.

There's a problem here    

It's about time. These child stars are to be pitied, not envied. So many of them seem to have no sense of self worth outside of a career, no compass, and no direction besides backwards.

574 days ago
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