As I mentioned in today’s Morning Brew, UK publication The Sun recently spoke with Lindsay Lohan while she was in London, where the actress reportedly admitted to letting drugs, alcohol and partying take precedence over her career in the past couple of years.
In part one of the interview, released yesterday, Lindsay said, “When my father was going public, that’s when I hit rock bottom. I abused substances too much and it wasn’t the answer to my problems. People need to know that. I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I’m in a place where I don’t need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to.”
On her sexuality:
I never really thought about women before, it kind of just happened with Samantha. It surprised me. We’re still in touch. We live in the same apartment building in LA and see each other often. She has always been one of my best friends.
If I wasn’t with Samantha, I would probably be with a boy next. She’s the only woman I’ve been attracted to.
On their relationship:
Mostly it was great. Everyone has ups and downs, it’s normal. But in front of the public eye they’re going to take the downs and make it seem like they’re a million times worse. That comes with the territory.
It was a big deal for me because I’ve never had a relationship as public as that, especially being with a girl for the first time. That was really scary for me. But I didn’t care because I love her.
On why they broke up:
There have been a lot of ups and downs. Her family is very involved in her relationships and that was difficult. … I think Samantha was growing as a celebrity and a musician and I think that might have scared her family. But I’ve always been her biggest supporter and, yeah, I love her.
All the fighting stuff was just because all her friends had got involved and made me an outcast, which wasn’t fair to Samantha. I think it was a jealousy thing in terms of her becoming more famous than the rest of them.
On photos after reported arguments:
Maybe I was upset, or we had a tiff about something stupid. A picture can tell a thousand different words and lies. They want the negative, they want the drama. They want to say, “Oh Lindsay’s distraught, here we go again, should Sam leave?”
On a possible future together:
She kind of does what she wants now. It’s changed, so who’s to say we won’t be together again? We love each other. We might reconcile the relationship, maybe. I don’t know.
So it appears that there is hope for Lindsay and Sam, and that Lindsay feels like she’s getting her life back on track. How do you feel about her interview with The Sun? Can you identify with her comments on sexuality?