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A 911 call, and death threats from her dad: Inside Lindsay Lohan’s turbulent family life.

Former child star Lindsay Lohan is currently on Australian screens as a host of The Masked Singer Australia; which means she’s on the other side of the world from her family – mum Dina, dad Mike, sister Aliana, and brothers Dakota and Mike Jnr.

Over the last decade, the Mean Girls star has had a much-reported rocky relationship with her family, especially her parents. Here’s a look at back Lindsay’s family – and the headlines they’ve made over the years.

Dina Lohan

Just two weeks ago, Lindsay, 33, posted a throwback photo of her mum from a couple of decades ago, with the caption, #bestmomever.

But Dina and Lindsay’s relationship hasn’t always been that sweet.

Dina, 57, a former singer and dancer, has been divorced from Lindsay’s father, since 2007. They had been married since 1985, separated briefly in 1988, and share Lindsay, Michael Jnr, Aliana, and Dakota.

In October 2012, a verbal argument between Dina and Lindsay at their Long Island home necessitated a 911 emergency services call. Police attended, but no arrests were made.

 

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Lindsay has spoken publicly about sometimes needing to parent her mother, and being put in the middle of her parents’ marriage breakdown, whilst dealing with her own substance abuse issues. But she also told Vanity Fair in 2010, “My mom’s [sic] amazing”.

Dina was arrested for speeding and driving under the influence on September 12, 2013. She was sentenced to community service, had her driver’s license revoked for a year, and was fined $3,000.

Whilst Lindsay and Dina’s relationship now seems solid, evidently tired of the public scrutiny of her life, Dina’s Instagram is set to private.

Mike Lohan

Lindsay’s father, a former Wall Street trader, has made headlines over the years.

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His legal issues have been many; he was imprisoned for insider trading from 1990 to 1993, and served another year in 1997 for violating his probation.

In 2004, he was charged with the attempted assault of Dina’s brother, Matt Sullivan – and a convicted of drink driving. He served another two-and-a-half year term, finally being released in 2007.

Mike has reportedly continued to battle with substance abuse, and regularly displayed violent and erratic behaviour.

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Lindsay Lohan's relationship with her dad, Michael Lohan has been rocky to say the least. Image: Getty.

Kate Major, with whom he has sons Landon and Logan, sought a restraining order against him in 2011. However, their relationship continued to be marred by violence and scandal; they separated in 2015, just after their sons were put into foster care.

Mike blamed Kate’s alleged drinking and drug use for the family's situation, and told Page Six that Dina, "would be more than happy to take care of my kids for me."

Because of his lifestyle and choices, Lindsay has had a difficult relationship with her dad, and periods of estrangement in the late 2000s. Another reason for their estrangement is that Mike has spoken to the media openly about Lindsay’s troubles with addictions, most notably a tell-all interview with The Sun in 2013.

“He’s put myself and my mother and my mom’s parents through so much hell,” Lindsay told Vanity Fair in 2010.

“From the death threats to throwing shoes at my grandfather’s head and giving him a concussion to threatening to kill my mother in front of my little brother Dakota.”

Aliana Lohan

Aliana, 25, is a model. Like her sister, she started work early, doing her first modelling job at just three. She is currently signed to Wilhelmina models.

Better known as Ali, the youngest Lohan sister has also been a Disney actor, and a singer.

In January this year, along with brother Dakota, Aliana starred in Growing Up Lohan, a documentary about their famous sister’s achievements.

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Only three weeks ago, Ali posted on Instagram a photo of herself with friend Demetra Demi, describing her as her “soul sister”, and announcing they’re writing a book together.

“Not long ago I met an angel/my soul sister on earth and over the past year together we have embarked on writing our first children’s book,” Ali wrote.

“We both struggled with finding ourselves at a young age and shared very similar experiences/points of view on the journey that has led us to where we are now, and hope this book can help young ones learn how to find the strength inside of themselves and cope with challenges we all face even from the beginning.”

Michael Lohan Jnr

Better known as Mike, the former child actor (he was in the original Parent Trap) and now businessman, has flown under the radar – relatively.

In 2015, he was arrested in New York for avoiding a parking payment by fraud. He only served community service for the misdeed.

Now 31, Mike Jnr posts photos of his siblings, including Lindsay, on Instagram frequently; most recently, wishing his eldest sister a happy birthday.

 

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In July 2017, Lindsay didn’t attend her brother’s wedding to long-time girlfriend, Nina, because she was working, as she claimed… or in Europe celebrating her birthday, as friends’ social media evidenced at the time.

But it doesn’t seem to have affected the relationship between the siblings.

Dakota “Cody” Lohan

The youngest child of Dina and Mike is Cody, 23, who’s managed to escape much of the scrutiny directed towards the older members of his family.

 

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Cody began modelling at nine, and hasn’t stopped since. In 2016, he signed with IMG models – one of the world’s biggest agencies.

He is very close to his three siblings, posting regularly about them on social media, and attending their events.


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