Lindsay Lohan's Relationship Timeline With Bader Shammas

Lindsay Lohan has given the tabloids plenty to write about over the years, and her relationships have often been the source. In the '00s, she dated everyone from fellow former child star Aaron Carter and "That '70s Show" actor Wilmer Valderrama to restaurateur Harry Morton and DJ Samantha Ronson. In 2016, word got out that she was engaged to Russian millionaire Egor Tarabasov, but their relationship came to an end later that same year.  

Thankfully, just as Lohan's career is getting back on track with roles in Netflix rom-com "Falling for Christmas" and "Irish Wish," so is her love life. Indeed, the star finally appears to have settled down having walked down the aisle and announced she is expecting a baby with financier Bader Shammas.

So how did the pair get together? And perhaps more importantly, how have they stayed together? From surprise weddings to red carpet debuts, here's a look at their romantic timeline.

Did Lindsay Lohan wish her relationship into existence?

Could Lindsay Lohan be one of the most powerful proponents of the positive thinking known as cosmic ordering? After all, she essentially appeared to wish her relationship with Bader Shammus into existence.

During a 2019 interview on "The Howard Stern Show," the "Lovestruck High" narrator admitted that after a string of high-profile romances, she now wanted the exact opposite: "I want to date a guy that's a businessman — doesn't have Instagram, doesn't have social media, and is completely off the grid in terms of that kind of stuff. I think it will happen when it's meant to happen."

Enter Shammus, a mechanical engineering graduate who was completely unknown before he got together with the Hollywood star. And although he does have Instagram, his follower count falls under 800, a figure completely eclipsed by the near-13 million Lohan has accrued over the years.

They first go public at a music festival

Lindsay Lohan first got tongues wagging that she had a new love interest in February 2020 with a now-deleted Instagram snap taken at a Dubai music festival. The "Freaky Friday" star captioned the group photo, which included Bastille frontman Dan Smith and drummer Chris Wood along with sibling Ali Lohan, "Lovely night with sister and my boyfriend Bader. Such a magical night."

People soon did some digging and discovered that the new boyfriend was the man in the black jacket standing next to Lindsay, Bader Shammas. But with his own Instagram account set to private, and the actor's representative refusing to comment, further details remained scarce.

Two months later, mother Dina Lohan confirmed to Us Weekly that her daughter had indeed found a new love: "Lindsay is dating a wonderful guy right now. But that's neither here nor there. When she's ready to talk about her personal life, [she will]." Perhaps surprisingly, it took another 18 months or so for that to happen.

They announce their engagement

Having kept schtum about their relationship since dropping a hint on Instagram in February 2020, Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas finally confirmed they were together — and then some — at the end of the following year with the news that they were engaged.

In a November 2021 Instagram post, the "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" star uploaded several loved-up pictures of the pair in which she also showed off her sparkly ring. The carousel was captioned, "My love. My life. My family. My future." By this point, a bit more information about the man she was due to marry had also been revealed. People reported that Shammas worked as Credit Suisse's Assistant Vice President in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates city which Lohan had resided in for the previous seven years.

Paris Hilton was one of the first celebrity names to offer well wishes to the pair, telling listeners of her "This Is Paris" podcast, "I also just saw that Lindsay got engaged. And I know we've had our differences in the past, but I just wanted to say congratulations to her and that I am genuinely very happy for her."

Lindsay Lohan starts talking weddings

Having restricted talk of her relationship with Bader Shammas to her Instagram account, Lindsay Lohan finally got candid in front of the TV cameras in February 2022 during an interview with "Extra." And unsurprisingly, her impending wedding was the main topic of conversation.

Speaking to host and "The Bachelorette" alum Rachel Lindsay, Lohan insisted that she wouldn't turn into a Bridezilla, adding, "I'm more low-key. Even on my birthday, I want to make sure everyone else is good and then I can be okay. So, I'll be more like that." 

The "Mean Girls" star also said that preparations were in the very early stages: "I'm looking at destinations. I've already started talking to a friend of mine about the dress. But I want to do things right and I want to pace everything. But it's an exciting time. I'm very girly, so ..." That same day, Lohan also opened up to "Good Morning America," revealing that the ceremony would be at the more intimate end of the celebrity scale.

They publicly celebrate Valentine's Day

Although Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas already appeared to have been together for over two years, the Valentine's Day of 2022 was the first they celebrated publicly. And as you would expect, it was on Instagram where they shared this display of affection.

The "Just My Luck" star uploaded a monochrome snap in which she looked up adoringly at her beau. And letting the image, which soon racked up more than 250,000 likes, do most of the talking, she captioned it simply, "My forever Valentine." Several celebrities responded to this declaration of love, most notably Diane Keaton, the Hollywood legend who posted no fewer than five heart emojis. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Melissa Gorga also gave her blessing, as did Dakota Lohan. The youngest Lohan sibling wrote, "You two so freaking cutee."

Just a few months earlier, Lindsay had taken to the same photo-sharing platform to post another loved-up, black and white pic of the pair in which they both sported beanie hats and winter coats. It was captioned, "No one else I'd rather freeze with."

They become husband and wife

Having claimed that she wanted a low-key wedding away from the prying eyes of the cameras, Lindsay Lohan sure stuck to her word. In fact, the "Georgia Rule" star somehow managed to keep the details of her wedding out of the press until it had been done and dusted. And she only casually dropped the news that she was now a married woman in an Instagram post, too.

Lohan surprised her followers in July 2022 when she uploaded a photo of herself alongside Bader Shammas captioned, "I am the luckiest woman in the world. Not because I need a man, but because he found me and knew that I wanted to find happiness and grace, all at the same time. I am stunned that this is my husband. My life and my everything. Every woman should feel like this everyday."

A spokesperson for Lohan later confirmed that the former child star had indeed got hitched, with "Mean Girls" co-star Jonathan Bennett and Kathy Hilton being just a few of the famous faces who subsequently offered their congratulations.

The newlyweds enjoy some vacation time

So how did Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas spend the first few months of their married life together? In early July 2022, the couple headed to Turkey for what appeared to be a post-wedding celebration vacation. Days after she announced she was a married woman, Lohan shared some snaps from the trip on Instagram and wrote, "Fun and the sun." The following month, they appeared to enjoy some quality time in New York, with the press picturing them out and about shopping in the Big Apple and enjoying "MJ: The Musical" on Broadway.

Soon after, the newlyweds headed across the pond for some downtime in London. Lindsay shared an Instagram snap of herself and Shammas at a restaurant that she captioned, "Home of the queen with my [crown emoji]".

The couple were also snapped having drinks with Lindsay's younger sibling Dakota Lohan in the swanky area of Knightsbridge. And proving that she was still very much a woman of the people, the "Liz and Dick" star also happily posed for selfies with various fans during an evening stroll in the same neighborhood.

Lindsay Lohan gives her first post-wedding interview

Lindsay Lohan continued to keep her private life private in the wake of her surprise wedding to Bader Shammas in the summer of 2022. Indeed, it was only several months after the ceremony that the "Herbie: Fully Loaded" star first talked about the fact that she was now a married woman outside of her own Instagram account. And even then, she kept things brief.

In a chat with Cosmopolitan in October later that same year, Lohan was asked about her support network for those moments when things get too tough. The actor replied, "I have an amazing husband, who's a very calm person. Just the best. And my family. And I feel like I have a small group of good friends who are just really good people. That's the only support that I really need: friends, family, and loved ones."

The writer of the piece, Madeleine Frank Reeves, appeared to concur with Lohan's assertion about her other half's zen-like demeanor, describing Shammas as having "exceptionally chill energy."

Lindsay Lohan talks about having kids

In an interview with Vogue to promote her return to our screens in the Netflix festive movie "Falling for Christmas," Lindsay Lohan was asked about the first gift she ever received from her husband Bader Shammas. And the actor ended up revealing more than she perhaps anticipated.

When opening up about that very special first present, Lohan, who'd previously kept quiet about her married life, appeared to let slip that she and Shammas want children someday. "He gave me a Cartier bracelet, and it was our first Christmas together, so that was really special to me," he shared. "That will always stay with me and go to my daughter when we have kids."

The former child star also hinted she's usually in a fairly broody mood when it comes time to celebrate her favorite holiday, Thanksgiving: "I love family getting together and cooking. It's so nice being with family and making it a point to be with family on holidays. Now I have a niece, so she gets to do everything for the first time. It's really an exciting thing."

Lindsay Lohan reveals how Bader Shammas proposed

It seems as though Ross Matthews has the Midas touch when it comes to getting information out of Lindsay Lohan. The "A Prairie Home Companion" star had previously kept quiet about the ins and outs of her marriage to Bader Shammas. But during an appearance on "The Drew Barrymore Show" guest-hosted by the "RuPaul's Drag Race" judge, the actor seemed more than happy to share some previously unknown details.

Lohan was certainly in gushing form when asked about how married life was treating her: "He's a great man, and I found my partner and, you know, you never know if that's gonna happen in life." And when Mathews remarked how happy she looked, the star responded, "Thank you, I am. I am."

The big takeaway from the interview, however, was the news of how Shammas asked Lohan for her hand in marriage. The former child star disclosed, "He proposed to me on the set of 'Falling for Christmas.' Not on the set but off set while we were filming, and I had to not tell anyone because I didn't want it to distract from our work and stuff, so I was holding in that I was engaged, and I'm getting engaged in the movie. I was like, 'I can't do this anymore.'"

Lindsay Lohan and her beau make their red carpet debut

While Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas had been pictured together on Instagram and by the paparazzi on several occasions throughout their first two years together, they waited until November 2022 to pose for an official press photo.

And it was quite the occasion, too. Indeed, the couple decided to make their red carpet debut for the premiere of "Falling for Christmas," the Netflix original in which Lohan plays a spoiled socialite who falls in love with a widowed lodge owner after a ski accident leaves her with amnesia. You know, the usual boy meets girl story. 

According to Hola, Lohan sported a Valentino floral gown to commemorate her long-awaited return to the screen, completing the look with some platform heels and jewelry. Shammas was all smiles, too, as he accompanied his wife of seven months in a classic black suit and white shirt combo.

Lindsay Lohan reveals she's expecting

Just months after inadvertently revealing that she wanted kids in the future, Lindsay Lohan revealed that she and husband Bader Shammas were now expecting their first child together. The happy couple first told the world in March 2023 with an Instagram snap of a baby onesie emblazoned with the words, "Coming soon." The photo itself was captioned, "We are blessed and excited."

The soon-to-be parents also couldn't hide their delight in an official statement given to Us Weekly: "We are very excited for our new family member to arrive and we are looking forward to this next chapter of our lives!"

Lindsay's younger sister Ali Lohan was particularly enthused about the news, writing on Instagram, "[Lindsay,] you are going to be the best mom in the universe. I just wanted to post because not that our family and friends don't know already, you truly are an angel and one of the kindest, sweetest, genuine, brilliant, beautiful [and] most talented people I know. Love you with all my heart." While the due date has not been confirmed by Lindsay, People's insiders claimed that the baby is set to arrive in summer 2023.

Lindsay Lohan celebrates one year of marriage

A one-year wedding anniversary might not seem like the most impressive of occasions. But in the fickle world of showbiz relationships, getting to the paper milestone is a major achievement. Perhaps even more so when you've had a love life as eventful as Lindsay Lohan's.

In April 2023, the "I Know Who Killed Me" star took to Instagram to commemorate 12 months of wedded bliss with financier Bader Shammas. And unsurprisingly, considering Lohan has been keen to keep details about their private life to themselves, her sentiment was short but sweet.

Indeed, alongside a picture of the happy couple embracing each other on a clifftop, Lohan simply wrote, "One year today. Happy Anniversary," alongside several heart-shaped emojis. But this post actually revealed more than you may think. While the pair had first revealed in July of 2022 that they'd got hitched, this message confirmed once and for all that they'd actually tied the knot three months prior.

A rare Lohan family reunion

After revealing the news of her pregnancy, Lindsay Lohan enjoyed some quality time with her nearest and dearest in New York before fulfilling plans to head back to her adopted Dubai hometown with husband Bader Shammas in preparation for the birth. And this included the first full Lohan family get-together in seven years.

TMZ reported that the expectant parents joined Lindsay's brothers Cody and Michael Jr. Lohan, sister Ali Lohan, Ali's boyfriend Nicholas Horne, mother Dina Lohan, and father Michael Lohan at Big Apple eatery The Clocktower. The latter marked the occasion with an Instagram snap of all attendees he captioned, "Our ever-growing clique is strong." Ali later posted a simple "Family" and a red heart emoji in the comment section.

Earlier that same week, Lindsay had enjoyed a baby shower attended by the likes of fashion maven Samantha Pariente and stylist Juliet Angus. According to E! News, the "Chapter 27" star was treated to a celebration cake and smorgasbord of baba ganoush, hummus, and various salads. Sporting an orange sleeveless dress, Lindsay uploaded a pic on Instagram Stories featuring herself, her mom and sister captioned, "Take the time to smile."