The Truth Of Amanda Bynes' Dating History

In the 2000s, everything was coming up Amanda Bynes. From hit series like The Amanda Show, All That, and What I Like About You, Amanda shot to superstardom in the early '00s, becoming every little girl's role model. Next, she dominated rom-coms in films like She's the Man, What a Girl Wants, and Sydney White. At that time, it seemed that Amanda Bynes was all anyone could talk about. 

What she wore, what she did, and even who she was dating — fans wanted to know everything. Up until her shocking retirement in 2010 after her supporting role in Easy A, Bynes was linked to some of the biggest heartthrobs of the decade. Quite frankly, our teenage hearts couldn't handle it. From Drake Bell to Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Bynes didn't really have a type. But now, it's interesting to look back on who the star was having those coffee dates with.

Amanda Bynes met her first couple partners on The Amanda Show

Drake Bell

Ah, young love. Drake Bell and Amanda Bynes met on the set of The Amanda Show, where Bell was a regular performer. They hit it off and dated for two years, from 1999 to 2001 (via Distractify). While they were only 12-13 years old at the time, they both handled it well, as they had to continue working together for another year!

In an interview with ET! Live (via YouTube), Bell stated that he hasn't talked to Amanda in years, but he still thinks highly of her, saying, "Growing up with her, she's so incredibly talented ... There's a lot that I learned from her too ... It's cool to see her doing her thing now."

Taran Killam

You may know him from his SNL years or How I Met Your Mother, but one of Taran Killam's first roles was on The Amanda Show, as Spaulding. If anyone remembers, Spaulding had a huge crush on Moody, in the episode "Moody's Point" (via IMDb). He and Amanda met on the set of the show and dated from 2001–2002. When they started dating, Taran was 19 years old and Amanda was 15. Which is a bit odd, to put it lightly.

In an interview with E! Online, Killam commented on Bynes' rocky years. "When I knew Amanda 10 years ago, she was a lovely, intelligent, funny girl ... We lost touch, but I wish her all the best."

Amanda Bynes fell in love with her on-screen partner

Nick Zano

What I Like About You fans spent years wondering if Holly (Amanda Bynes) and Vince (Nick Zano) would ever get together. Well, some fans might not have known that the two actors actually got together in real life, after the show ended in 2003. Amanda was 17 years old and Nick was 24 — which again, is odd, to put it lightly.

In 2004, the pair decided to split up, but both of them have spoken highly about the relationship. In 2005, Bynes spoke to CosmoGirl! (now Seventeen) about her relationships with Taran and Nick. "I learned so much from both relationships. Both of them helped me to get to where I am today. The first one was there to sort of have a negative effect on me, and then my second one helped me get back to where I was," per Distractify.

In an interview with Sway's Universe (via YouTube), Zano discussed Bynes' mental state by saying, "Mental illness is no different than Cancer to me ... it's an illness ... That needs to be treated the same way, with compassion." After that, the outlet asked if there was anything about the show he'd like to say, to which he said working with Bynes was "all positive."

It's honestly so nice hearing from her old partners, co-stars, and more that Amanda Bynes was nothing but the best.

Amanda Bynes had rumored relationships with co-stars

Frankie Muniz

It seems as though Amanda Bynes has a pattern in her dating life — getting involved with her co-stars. While she and Frankie Muniz never confirmed a relationship, it was rumored that between 2002 to 2003, they were an item. Muniz and Bynes worked together on the comedy film Big Fat Liar, per IMDb. But neither have worked with or even spoken about each other publicly since then.

Chris Carmack

The heartthrob Chris Carmack has been on TV for decades, being in some of the most popular shows at the time, like the O.C., Nashville, and Grey's Anatomy. But throughout his career, he's played the main love interest in many 2000s-era films. One of which is the 2005 romantic film Lovewrecked (via IMDb), where he starred opposite Amanda Bynes. While not as popular as some of Bynes' other romantic films, it is an insanely cute movie. On a Caribbean cruise, Jenny (Bynes) finds herself on a beach with her rock n' roll idol (Carmack). Throughout the film, she tries to hide the fact that they're only a few hundred feet from the resort. 

Like with Frankie Muniz, these two weren't confirmed to be in a relationship, and neither has commented on it.

Next, Amanda Bynes had some flings with '00s-era heartthrobs

Seth MacFarlane

Were you today years old when you realized these two dated? Same. In 2008, the pair met when Amanda Bynes voiced the character Anna, one of the girlfriends of the main protagonist, Chris, on an episode of Family Guy. At the time, people did nothing but talk about the couple, deeming the relationship "surprising" due to the 12-year age difference (via Hollywood). But, the pair only lasted a few months before separating.

Doug Reinhardt

Yet another '00s heartthrob Bynes snagged, making many teenage girls jealous. It's unclear how these two met, but the pair seemed to hit it off in 2008.

For those of you who don't know Reinhardt, he was a minor league baseball player, a guest star on the hit series The Hills, and a guest star in many of our dreams. Now, 2008 was a big year for Reinhardt. He signed with the Baltimore Orioles (per Baseball Reference) and started dating sensation Amanda Bynes. The exact amount of time they dated is unknown, but many reports put it at a few months at most.

Then the dreaded Twitter rants began

Kid Cudi

During the peak of Amanda Bynes' public spiral, Twitter was her megaphone. In 2010, Amanda started tweeting about a mystery man (per Hollywood Life), who she said she was dating and "having withdrawals" from. Fans quickly figured out that it was none other than rapper and record producer Scott Mescudi, known by his stage name, Kid Cudi.

But the relationship was probably very brief, as Bynes soon afterward tweeted a rude rant about him. The tweet read, "You're d-k-whipped by my ugly ex @ducidni (Kid Cudi) whose looks and talent have always been questionable to me, him being the ugly duckling that he is and all."

But in 2013, after coming back to Twitter, Amanda Bynes gave an apology. "I want to apologize to Scott Mescudi [Kid Cudi] ... My account was hacked, I didn't call him ugly. He's not ugly. He's gorgeous and we dated! I love him" (via NY Daily News).

But who is Amanda Bynes dating now?

Paul Michael

Amanda Bynes' most recent lover is named Paul Michael, but who is he? Well, it's reported that the two met in an Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] meeting, and sparks flew pretty fast. Within "two to three" months of knowing each other, he asked for her hand in marriage. Bynes took to Instagram, in a now-deleted post, to show off her ring for the world to see (via InTouch Weekly). 

According to iHeart Radio, Bynes posted an ultrasound, announcing that she and Michael were expecting. However, it was soon taken down and her lawyers told the public that she is "no longer pregant." As for the engaged pair, they're somewhat shrouded in mystery.

It's unclear whether the two are still together, with some reports claiming they broke up and others saying they're keeping things under the radar.

Whether or not she's with him, we're happy that Amanda Bynes is celebrating being sober and excited to see what her future holds!