Lindsay Lohan, 27, is trying to get her life back on track and tells Ellen DeGeneres in a new interview airing March 31 on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that Oprah Winfrey has really been there for her lately.
“I speak to her almost every day and she’s just…she’s been so amazing to me,” Lohan says of Oprah. “She got me really into meditation. I mean that…she’s one of the reasons why that’s such a big part of my life. She’s just been a really strong guiding light and force to me as a friend and someone that I admire.”
A good friend is something Lohan needed after her latest stint in rehab and Oprah became that for her. Lohan is now starring in the docuseries, “Lindsay,“on the OWN network that follows her post-rehab and gives people a look into her life and her struggles. Since this collaboration, Lohan has been able to lean on the OWN CEO for guidance.
Now, Lohan is opening up about her latest go at rehab and what she’s learned from it.
“When I went to treatment this time, when I went to Cliffside, I really wanted a moment for myself and I learned a lot of different tools and things that I didn’t in the past. In the past a lot of it people don’t know this, but I was sent to rehab to avoid…them trying to put me in jail. So it wasn’t something that I necessarily wanted or was ready for. It was something that it was kind of just going with the motions.”
The “Mean Girls” actress says that this time she is different after leaving rehabilitation because she went to treatment on her own accord. She wanted to get back to work and “what makes me happy,” which she decided could only happen if she got herself healthy.
“This was the first time where I went to Shawn Holley, my lawyer, and said look I need some time,” Lohan tells DeGeneres. “I need to figure something out.”
Lohan adds: “And it was through kind of you know meditation and learning different things that and just growing up as well and being like I’m tired and I want to be working and all these other girls are doing this and I’ve been doing this my whole life…and maybe, you know, that’s what makes me happy. So I’m just going to do what I have to do to get there again.”