The troubled actress is currently under an involuntary psychiatric hold after starting a fire in a stranger's front yard earlier this week and Kris believes Amanda's parents
Rick and Lynn Bynes have done the right thing by hiring respected attorneys Tamar Arminak and Patrick Reider, and officially applying to gain legal control of the actress's personal welfare and financial affairs following her downward spiral.
In an unaired clip from her chat show 'Kris', she said: ''This is something that, for me as a mom, makes me very sad, but happy that she's getting perhaps the help that she needs for one reason or another. ''I've always said, 'I don't know what goes on behind the scenes, I'm not there, I don't want to be the one who's quick to judge, you know, and be real negative.' I like to look at the glass half full. And so I'm really glad that, whatever's going on, this would be the start of a new beginning for her.''
Kris also revealed her daughter Kim Kardashian - who recently gave birth to her first child with boyfriend Kanye West - is sympathetic to Amanda's plight.
She said: ''Kim loves Amanda. She's obsessed with her and really wants her to be fabulous and get well.''
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