In an interview for 20/20 airing tonight on ABC, LiLo's mom talked about her daughter's "lifelong struggled with addiction", life under a microscope, and the media's reaction to her most recent run-in with the law.
While discussing Lindsay's drug and alcohol problems, Momma Lohan said:
"I believe [that Lindsay doesn't drink anymore], and I think it's gonna be a lifelong struggle with addiction. But I think she's gonna be okay."
And the Lohan matriarch doesn't think her daughter's struggle is any easier living under constant scrutiny, explaining:
"She's a young girl struggling. You know, she's not perfect… She's learning as she goes, but she's learning under a microscope, so I can't even imagine how that is."
As for her most recent escapade at a Venice Beach, CA jewelry store? For the record, Dina doesn't think her daughter meant any harm. In fact, she says that she could "absolutely not" imagine her daughter being a thief.
Dina did, however, reveal that Lindsay has been in trouble for longer than we thought and began her downward descent only shortly after arriving to Los Angeles at the tender age of 18 when she started hanging with the fast crowd. Dina explained:
"I knew early on, I just didn't tell anyone about it. It was a personal situation."
What started out as a personal situation quickly spiraled out of control, as Dina commented further:
"I never thought it would be this — the media would be so crazy. I really never thought it would get to this level. It's been really hard on my family, harder than anything."
Lindsay's troubles are truly a shame and we are TRULY rooting for her to climb out of this rut.
We are happy to see Dina is not only fully aware of her daughter's problems, but being fully supportive as well.
Good luck, bbs!
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