Lindsay Lohan's Dad on Ronson Breakup: 'Thank God'

He supports breakup and calls disc jockey Samantha Ronson "toxic."

ByABC News
April 7, 2009, 1:07 AM

April 7, 2009 — -- Lindsay Lohan is confirming that she has temporarily split from girlfriend Samantha Ronson and the starlet's dad, Michael Lohan, couldn't be happier.

"Well, thank God," he told late Monday, after learning about his daughter's decision. "I think it's a healthy decision that she take a break and relax and pursue her own career and her own goals. What they had was very toxic. It had become very toxic."

"Lindsay doesn't need to keep following Samantha around," Michael Lohan said. "She needs to sit down with her parents. She needs the support of both of us to help her along. Lindsay's an emotional person. I want her to get on with her life in the right direction and a healthy way."

On Monday afternoon, the 22-year-old actress confirmed to E! News that reports of her breakup with Ronson were true, saying "We are taking a brief break so I can focus on myself."

Tuesday, Sgt. Lincoln Hoshino of the Beverly Hills police department told that members of Ronson's family came in Monday to request information about obtaining a restraining order, presumably against Lohan. He said they were directed to Santa Monica superior court.

Breakup rumors have been swirling around Lindsay Lohan and Ronson for weeks. This weekend, she was reportedly barred from entering a party Ronson was DJ-ing at West Hollywood's Bar Marmont. But as recently as Wednesday, Lindsay Lohan told E! News that the couple hadn't broken up.'s e-mails to Lindsay Lohan's publicist for comment were not returned late Monday night.

Michael Lohan has been campaigning for his daughter to end her relationship with the 31-year-old disc jockey for months. The two have publicly been together since May 2008.

After an arrest warrant issued against Lindsay Lohan in March, her dad spoke out about her declining well-being and star power. That arrest warrant, which Lindsay Lohan's lawyer said was issued because of a "misunderstanding" regarding the actress' probation, was later dismissed by a Beverly Hills, Calif., judge.

"I'm still adamant about the fact that Samantha got Lindsay in a very vulnerable state and played on that," Michael Lohan told in March. "Every time Lindsay shows up at one of Samantha's gigs, there's a fight. There's always some kind of big problem."

"If Samantha really loved Lindsay, she wouldn't have had her in that atmosphere," he said. "She's using Lindsay to further her own career."