Lindsay Lohan is not engaged. Reports on Tuesday of a possible engagement between Lohan and her boyfriend Egor Tarabasov were denied by the actress’ rep in a statement to People. “The story is untrue and holds no merit,” the rep said.
Lohan, 29, and Tarabasov, 22, has been dating Lohan for less than a year. They met through a mutual friend in London.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Lohan Was Seen Over the Weekend Wearing a Ring on That Finger
Multiple outlets reported Lohan had accepted a marriage proposal from Tarabasov over the weekend, but neither confirmed the engagement publicly on their social media. Lohan did post an Instagram pic on Tuesday of a tropical location and captioned it, “Checking out my bday destination!!!” She turns 30 on July 2.
The couple attended the sixth annual Asian Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday, April 8. She posed for one photo during the night that showed what appeared to be an engagement ring with a gold band on her left ring finger.
2. The Couple Met Through Mutual Friends in London
Lohan and Tarabasov started dating about eight months ago. They met through a mutual friend last summer. She first addressed the rumors of a new boyfriend in an interview with The Sun in March.
“I haven’t known Egor for that long. We’ve been together for about seven months,” Lohan told The Sun. “He is a great guy. I met him in the summer. I’m really happy.”
The Mean Girls star moved to London in 2015. She called the move the “smartest thing” she’s ever done for herself. She crossed the pond by herself and knew no on before her arrival. “Being here is such a big deal,” Lohan said.
In the same Sun interview, she also denied turning down One Direction member Harry Styles for a date. Lohan revealed he came to her door, but she didn’t recognize him.
It was 2am, I had just come back from an AA meeting. I looked like s*** too. I was wearing a big hotel robe, I had a slip under it. It was not a good look. I was watching some really cheesy movie too. You could totally hear it in the background.
It didn’t click who he was at the time. I told my sister the next day and she was like, ‘Wait, are you kidding me? Do you understand? Do you have his number? Can I have it?’
3. He Met the Lohan Family Over the Holidays
Tarabasov spent the holidays in New York with Lohan and her family. He met her mother Dina Lohan and got the stamp of approval from the whole family, according to TMZ.
Dina told Us Weekly that her daughter’s beau is “a really good person.”
He is cute. He’s a sweetheart. No, he’s just a really good person,” she said. “The tabloids are like, ‘Oh, he’s so much younger.’ But he’s very mature, very worldly. They love each other.”
4. Tarabasov Is the Russian Heir to a Business Empire
Tarabasov lives in London where he is the Russian heir to a business empire. His father is Dmitry Tarabasov, a multi-millionaire businessman, who lives in Moscow and owns several companies, including rail freight and building materials stores, according to Russia Beyond the Headlines.
At age 22, the younger Tarabasov is already quite successful. He owns his own real estate company, Home House Estates, and graduated from Cass Business School in London.
5. Lohan Does Not Credit Tarabasov for Any Sort of Career Revival
Lohan is looking much happier and healthier these days, but don’t give all the credit to her being in a healthy relationship. The actress takes pride in the strides that she’s made in her life and career, and resents the media for attributing any upswing to whatever person she’s dating at the time.
She told The Sun:
That’s the one thing in America they always have done with me. If I have ever been linked to someone, they always say, ‘This guy is so good for Lindsay, look at how he has changed her.’ I am just like, ‘F*** you,” because I have done this for me. I take care of myself and then they just set it up to fail.’
Lohan will next star in the movie, The Shadow Within,” about a private investigator who must unravel the murder of her uncle while keeping the secret that she is the descendant from a line of werewolves.