The millennial generation that grew up with Lindsay Lohan movies in the early 2000’s have much to rejoice after the ‘Mean Girls’ actor announced not only coming back for a Christmas Rom-Com, but also the news of her engagement in a recent post. Lohan announced via a picture on her Instagram account showing a gigantic diamond ring with the caption, “My love. My life. My family. My future. @bader.shammas #love”

Lindsay Lohan has been a childhood favorite of so many millennial TV watchers who saw their annoying, loving, angry, cringey, unique, and kind teenage selves being portrayed by Lohan in multiple movies throughout her teenage years. ‘Mean Girls’ that is considered a cult classic of chick-flicks is only one of the actor’s many iconic projects that include, ‘Freaky Friday’, ‘The Parent Trap’, ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’ among many others.

Her fiancé Bader Shammas is a finance guy currently at the position of Assistant Vice President  Credit Suisse, an international banking firm. Shammas has a higher education degree in Mechanical Engineering and Finance from University of South Florida and John H. Sykes College of Business, respectively.

Sources have reported that Bader Shammas and Lindsay Lohan had been dating for two years, in spite of the low-key relationship, both have been pretty serious about their relationship for a while. “Lindsay’s relationship with Bader (Shammas) is going strong. She has been with him for about two years now.” reported The Sun regarding Lohan and Shammas’s relationship.

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The couple has otherwise been very private with their relationship online. There have been no public declarations of love, and PDA is close to impossible to spot as the couple has been living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for some years now. Lindsay Lohan herself moved to Dubai seven years ago, and the couple has been residing over there for a couple years. 

This news is welcomed especially due to the actress’s previous unfortunate encounter with ex-fiancé, who she claimed abused her. She also faced controversy for doing so, after defending Harvey Weinstein amid allegations of grave assault by hundreds of women some four years ago.

Lindsay Lohan was engaged to Egor Tarabasov, and she talked about how the relationship was abusive and no one stood up for her saying, “As if most women in America cared how I was abused by my ex fiancé… when not one person stood up for me while he was abusing me… you could only imagine what it feels like to come out as a #strongwoman,” adding, “BUT, acknowledge this, we all make our own choices and wake up in our own beds in the morning. I prefer to go to my home and wake up alone. #BESTRONG let us not blame anyone as #karma will always take its toll #womensrights.” Though this post was some years ago and since has been removed, many websites covered her remarks, and fans questioned why she didn’t believe other women while being a survivor of abuse herself. Weinstein was found guilty and sentenced for 23 years in prison for his crimes of sexual misconduct and abuse.