The jury’s still out on whether Lindsay Lohan‘s flick Liz And Dick will herald a comeback for the actress (for a Lifetime movie, I thought it was pretty fun!) but it seems that playing the often-married Elizabeth Taylor has given Lindsay a new, wise, spin on relationships. Rihanna, are you listening?
In an interview in the December 3rd issue of US Weekly, Lindsay opens up about her troubled relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson:
I was bold enough to say, ‘Yeah, I like a girl. And?’ That put her in a situation where she was being attacked every day. That’s not fair. And what am I left with? Heartbreak.
I needed to love myself first before I could be with anyone. And I was going through a lot. Two toxic people cannot be together. End of story. We’re friends now. That’s how it started, so I think that’s what’s meant to be.
Pretty legit advice from the girl with too many arrests, rehab stays and legal battles to recount in one blog post. I remember the ongoing drama with Samantha Ronson and it sounds like Lindsay finally has some perspective on this important (if dysfunctional) relationship. Recognizing that you need to value yourself before you can be with someone else is one of the truisms of love; I hope Lindsay is finally on a path out of her years upon years of self-destructive behavior.
And the part about toxic people who shouldn’t be together? Rihanna (who is rumored to be back together with the man who abused her, Chris Brown) could most likely take a page out of La Lohan’s book. Listen, Rhi Rhi, sometimes love is not enough: toxic + toxic = a world-class catastrophe. I never though I’d be espousing Lindsay Lohan’s lifestyle as a positive example to anyone, but it’s evident she knows a bit about troubled relationships exploding in the press. If Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together, that’s a toxic ticking time bomb.
I’ve held out for years that Lindsay would eventually get herself together, and interviews like this one make me just maybe possibly please-in-the-name-of-Mean-Girls believe I was right all along.
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