Lindsay Lohan Calls Motherhood The ‘Kind Of Love’ She Never Thought She’d Know

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 08: Lindsay Lohan attends the "Mean Girls" New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on January 08, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
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Lindsay Lohan calls motherhood the “kind of love” she never thought she’d know after welcoming a son into the world in 2023.

The 37-year-old actress, who is back to making romantic comedies after nearly a decade away from the genre, said she’s changed since becoming a mom to her eight-month-old son Luai, Bustle magazine reported.

“It’s a whole new, different kind of love you thought you could never experience,” Lohan told the outlet after putting her son down for a nap and texting her husband, financier Bader Shammas, to make sure Luai had settled in before she did the interview.

Lohan’s reentry into Hollywood came with an appearance in the “Mean Girls” reboot when she was six months pregnant. Keeping family close for her projects, she traveled with her husband and son to shoot her third Netflix film, a Christmas movie co-starring Kristin Chenoweth and Tim Meadows. 

“I had a scene where I was crying, and then my husband surprised me with the baby on set, so then I was crying again, happy tears,” Lohan explained of being a mom and working.

Lohan left Hollywood for a life in Dubai and said she had to disappear to find herself, a partner, and the chance to be a mom.

“I was like, ‘What if I never fall in love? What if this never happens?'” Lohan said. “And it took me just taking time for me for all those doors to open and the ‘yeses’ to come — the things I wanted to say ‘yes’ to.”

“I’ve always been close with my younger siblings, and I’ve always had a very maternal instinct,” she added. “The parents kind of give that [responsibility] to [oldest children], too.”

The “Freaky Friday” star admitted that motherhood has even changed how she views her body image, something she used to struggle with.

“I was so attached to [Luai] that my last thought was going on a treadmill,” Lohan said. “I feel like we put so much pressure on ourselves to have to look ‘good’ so soon, but you look so beautiful [postpartum]. Give yourself time.”


And as far as moving back to Hollywood now that her acting career has taken off again, Lohan made it clear she’s not committed to living in Los Angeles this time around.

“We’re probably going to start to spend more time here [in the United States],” the actress said. “But as for where the family’s home base will be, We’re not sure yet. We’re still deciding. We’re looking now.”

In November 2021, Lohan announced on Instagram that the couple was engaged. A year later, a representative for Lohan confirmed to People magazine that the actress had tied the knot with the financier in April.

Related: Lindsay Lohan Finally Shares Whether A ‘Freaky Friday’ Sequel Is Happening

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