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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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STFUP    

It's about time! Here parents couldn't have made it out here a week or so earlier?
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At least, I'm willing to bet, they're much better parents than Dina & Michael Lohan.

709 days ago
32.

texaschickeee    

Parents never say or see the substance abuse problems until its way too late. that "not my child" runs deep. Sadly, it sometimes kills them.

709 days ago
33.

CitySide    

Hopefully they'll convince her to move back to Texas with them. Get her away from the insanity of LA.

709 days ago
34.

CJ    

Oh so that explains it why she is a NUT JOB and assumes she can do as she pleases. She's from TEX-A$$ LOL!!!!!! That girl is WHACKED OUT on SMACK, wont be long before she's is in PORN now.

709 days ago
35.

who dat    

Her parents are too late, it won't work. Amanda has more money and is in denial. She is probably smoking salvia. At least they will be closer when she goes to jail. Oh wait, celebrities are above that. No jail either. This ain't gonna end well.

709 days ago
36.

dyke davis    

I, think Amanda, is the luckest young lady alive that he parents would go to this incredible level of love to be there for their little-girl.
It, seems to me that these great people were not in a panic-mode to do this, but remain cognizant enough to handle their own personal affairs before coming here to be with Amanda.
These parents seem also, to be very stable people, realist and loving of their daughter who must be very proud of this love.
It's great to hear about parents who migrant to become best friends and protectors long after their children leave home. We, must always remember that to parents we will always be their kids!
Good luck and stability Amanda, We pray for your future and parents strenght.

709 days ago
37.

firebaby    

finally! although i think amanda needs to be taken out of california for a while; she should've gone to them in texas... of course she wouldn't though, as she sees nothing wrong with her own behaviour...

709 days ago
38.

Mikey    

According to TMZ anyone who gets charged with DUI or smokes pot is mentally ill.

709 days ago
39.

devilgirl    

And how many non-famous people out there are doing the same things as Amanda Bynes without their parents helping them- Thousands, but you parent bashers don't think about that. She is an adult, and parents do not have to babysit adults the rest of their lives, that is why you are called an adult. The parents are obviously concerned and uprooted their own lives to help their daughter, so wtf is the problem?

709 days ago
40.

dude    

well at least they were quick about it!

709 days ago
41.

Deadpool23    

It should be the other way around, Amanda should leave that corroded vile city away from the paps and go to Texas if she wants a chance at getting better.

709 days ago
42.

415 Style    

'Bout time

709 days ago
43.

Marilynpests    

Since when does a parent have to sell thier house to help thier child in need? They should have stopped this weeks ago.

709 days ago
44.

Josephhitman082008@hitman    

She was always close to her family,then her parents moved away,her sis got married ,and her grandmother and doggy passed away .I mean it's good to have friends but they will never replace you family bond ,so I think thats when she started losing herself.

709 days ago
45.

Edwood    

Why didn't the parents have her move to Texas? Are they attention whores too?

709 days ago
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