Oh Lindsay Lohan

Congratulations are in order for Lindsay Lohan, who announced via Instagram early Sunday morning that she is engaged. The 35-year-old Mean Girls star uploaded four images of herself with her newly betrothed, Bader Shammas, in various states of giggly bliss. The first picture is in black and white, and in the last, she can be seen tugging her hoodie over her face, tears of joy in her eyes. One can spot the rock in all four pics. 

“My love. My life. My family. My future,” Lohan wrote, tagging Shammas’ account, I guess to make sure he’d see it. She wrapped her statement up with “#love” and a diamond ring emoji.

There isn’t too much known about Lohan’s fiancé (his Instagram is private), but according to Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, he is 34 years old and attended the University of Tampa and University of South Florida, studying mechanical engineering and finance. He is an assistant vice president at Credit Suisse and the pair have been dating for two years, according to The Independent. They both live in Dubai, the city with the largest population in the United Arab Emirates.

Lohan was previously engaged to Russian businessman Egor Tarabasov, but that relationship ended in 2016, following some very public discord.

Lohan has continued to captivate the public eye even as she has stayed out of the spotlight in recent years. She has made inroads in reality television: In 2019, MTV aired one season of Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, a series that followed the ups and downs of running a vacation paradise on the Greek island of Mykonos. (The establishment has since closed.) Also in 2019, she was a panelist on the first season of The Masked Singer Australia, but she did not return for the second season. Whether this was due to travel restrictions between the UAE and Australia during the pandemic or she was fired because she lacked an understanding of Australian popular culture is subject to debate.

Lohan has sparked comeback rumors for years, but a return to the family-style pictures of her youth does appear to be imminent. Netflix is cooking up a “holiday rom-com,” in which she stars opposite Chord Overstreet, though the movie does not yet have a name. In the film, Lohan plays a spoiled heiress who gets in a skiing accident and suffers amnesia, of course, according to Variety. She finds herself in the care of a hunky, blue-collar lodge owner (Overstreet) and bonds with his precocious daughter.

Alas, don’t look for it under the tree this year. The picture, directed by Janeen Damian, will be streaming next holiday season.



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