While she didn’t mention Samantha Ronson by name when asked, Lindsay Lohan opened up about her relationship with the celebrity DJ and her own sexuality in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that hit the Web on Monday (November 10).
“I think it’s pretty obvious who I’m seeing,” said Lohan, who has been photographed with Ronson countless times in recent months. “I think it’s no shock to anyone that it’s been going on for quite some time. … She’s a wonderful person and I love her very much.”
Lohan was evidently grilled by the interviewer about her sexuality. Asked if she’d previously been with a girl, the actress laughed and said, “I don’t know. Maybe.” Had she ever been embarrassed about being attracted to a woman? “No.” Would she classify herself as bisexual? “Maybe. Yeah.” A lesbian? “No.
“I don’t want to classify myself,” she continued. “First of all, you never know what’s going to happen — tomorrow, in a month, a year from now, five years from now. I appreciate people, and it doesn’t matter who they are, and I feel blessed to be able to feel comfortable enough with myself that I can say that.”
Lohan also said she envisions herself getting married “eventually,” but whether to a man or a woman, “I don’t know.”
She said her family, except for her estranged father, Michael (who spoke out about her relationship with Ronson in August ), has supported her in the relationship. “It’s never really come up as an issue,” she said. “We’re close; we’ve been through a lot. They’re supportive of me whether I’m with a guy or a girl. They’re just supportive of me as a person.”
She even spoke about how her 14-year-old sister, Ali, asked about Ronson — and here, she mentioned her by name. “Ali’s known Samantha for a really long time. And she’s like, ‘Whatever it is, I support you. I probably won’t ever do what it is you’re doing, but I’m happy for you.’ Ali’s very mature. I’ve told her that it’s okay to like a boy or a girl if you’re comfortable with it and it’s something you believe you want to do. And I told her not to be afraid of who she wants to be.”
Earlier in the interview, Lohan said she didn’t want to name who she’s dating because “I feel like it jinxes it. It’s hard. The second I start talking about whomever I’m seeing, a month or two later it’s failed.”
In the interview, the actress also said that her lifestyle before her recent stint in rehab was not healthy, and she takes responsibility for her behavior. “I was going to clubs all the time, and it was not OK. I was so alone. It made me not focus on what I was doing,” she said.
The actress, now 22, spent five months last year in rehab trying to fight her addictions. “I was living here [at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood] for almost two years. Who blows that much money on a hotel?” She added, “I could have bought a house!” And she admitted that these days, she’d rather watch TV than hit the clubs. “I’m the biggest loser ‘Gossip Girl’ fan,” she admitted. “I love Chuck Bass. I want to be his friend.”
She also talked a bit about her relationship with the paparazzi and the media, who have documented seemingly every up and down during the course of her career. “I think at this point,” she offers, “[the media] is like, ‘Let her do what she’s going to do. We’ve seen her do enough.’ ”
Another tumultuous relationship she’s dealt with in the public eye is the one she has with her family and mostly her on-again, off-again relationship with her dad, Michael Lohan. Currently, Lohan admits they are off-again. “I would love to say it’s surprising, but it’s not. It doesn’t bother me as much as embarrass and hurt me. And put a knife in my back,” she said about his public behavior. “And it’s hard because I was flipping through channels and someone on E! called him a loser. And that’s my f—ing father! He’s not a bad guy. He’s just making bad choices.”
She’s also hard at work. She has a new film, “Labor Pains,” on the way, a line of leggings, 6126, out in stores, and no idea what will happen next, but she admits she’s up for anything. “I don’t really worry, though. I’m a fighter,” Lohan said. “I’m up for a challenge, and I won’t settle.”