Lindsay Lohan ‘collects’ vintage jewelry: ‘I used to be impulsive. I’m not anymore’

Lindsay Lohan covers the latest issue of Cosmopolitan to promote her Netflix holiday movie, Falling for Christmas. This Netflix movie is part of Lohan’s big comeback – she has a multi-picture deal with Netflix, a podcast (“The Lohdown”) and she’s narrating an Amazon Prime dating show, Lovestruck High. If Lindsay has “gotten her act together” in the larger sense, more power to her and God bless. Tons of terrible/problematic dudes get second acts, third acts, fourth acts. Why not Lindsay? I do wonder if there’s turmoil behind-the-scenes though, just because the past is prologue, and her “past” wasn’t even that long ago – remember her disastrous MTV series about her Mykonos club? That was 2019. That time she harassed a refugee family and tried to kidnap their child? That was 2018. Anyway, this Cosmo piece was pretty soft-focus. Some highlights:

Her skincare: “I’m big on nonintrusive facial experiences, anything I can do. I love lasers. I just started Morpheus8, which I’m obsessed with.

Her thoughts on social media: “I don’t even know. There’s too much of it. No, it is nice. Because now I feel like…when I first started out in the business, none of us had a say in how to control our own narrative. There were paparazzi pictures, and then people ran with it. So I think it’s really good that in this day and age, people can say who they are and who they want to be. And I admire and appreciate that. I’m a little jealous because I didn’t have that. But I think it moves really fast and I just try to keep up as best I can. And I check everything before I post it. I’ll send it to people. Because you have to… You [also] have to take everything people say with a grain of salt and just be you. And slow down, because everyone’s so quick right now. People just don’t stop. You’ve got to chill.

What her home life is like in Dubai: “I cook a lot. I follow this @EatingHealthyToday Instagram and they do these really great healthy meals. I cook a lot of Italian. I do a lot of pastas. I do a lot of an Arabic dish called machboos. It’s chicken with rice and vegetables. I do a really good borscht soup. I also go to bed really early. 9:30.”

Whether she sleeps well: “Yes, except when I got here to New York. I think it was because of anxiousness about getting up on time. But I need my seven to eight hours of sleep. When I’m filming, I can get away with six sometimes if we have really early calls, but I like my sleep and feel better when I get it.

Working on a Netflix movie: “It was really comforting to me, when I got the script, to see a movie that was a rom-com because it’s always fun to work on something lighthearted and family-oriented that makes people happy and provides a bit of an escape. And I was excited to kind of come back, to do something with Netflix, who is a big family in a way. It was the right fit for me, especially to be able to executive produce it.

Her methods of self-care: “Exercise. I love running on treadmills; it’s my favorite way to just release. And I meditate in the mornings. I meditate in the shower, actually.

What she collects: “Purses. Vintage clothing. And vintage jewelry too, actually. If I see something, I’ll wait on it, and if I keep thinking about it a week, two weeks, three weeks later, then I will go get it. So I’m actually really good. I used to be like, get it right away. I used to be impulsive. I’m not anymore.

[From Cosmo]

“I used to be impulsive” – girl, you used to steal jewelry!! She would go to Cannes and hop from yacht to yacht, doing cracked-out jewel heists. She would steal jewelry from whatever house party she was invited to. Some of the jewel heists she pulled are legendary. I would love to know if she’s kept all of the jewelry she’s stolen over the years.

I also thought her answer on the social media question was kind of interesting too, because she was such an early adopter of Twitter. She was one of the first celebrities to use Twitter on a daily basis, and she became so famous for her late night strung-out tweets, which she would then delete when she sobered up the next day. This interview hit me with such a wave of nostalgia, honestly. I remember those late night crack-tweets and all of those insane jewelry heists. Gossip memories.

Cover & IG courtesy of Cosmopolitan.

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28 Responses to “Lindsay Lohan ‘collects’ vintage jewelry: ‘I used to be impulsive. I’m not anymore’”

  1. Noki says:

    I always appreciated that she kept her tear drop boobs,they look refreshingly natural.

    • Zazzoo says:

      Nature blessed her with an enviable figure, thats for sure. She had looks and talent. Her demons were the issue, sadly. I still feel so sad for the little girl she was. I’m not sure what to think about this newly emerged Lindsay 2.0. She looks like Lindsay but…

      • MK says:

        Her demons are her parents. I knew one of them back in the day- she absolutely learned her heist skills from them.

      • Zazzoo says:

        No doubt she learned grift from them, but I thought her demons were born from them – or at least her mother (wasn’t her father in prison?) – trading her to Hollywood pedophiles for casting.

  2. Nicegirl says:

    Started watching her new flick last night when I woke and couldn’t get back to sleep. It’s so reminiscent of her old stuff it hit the spot for sure. Glossy and silly with Christmas and a cute little girl?!! Gonna finish it this eve. Good to see her working.

  3. Lola says:

    Honestly, good for Lindsay! You go girl (ok, woman)! I hope her future is bright. She sounds grounded. If I had to grow up in the spotlight and have it documented I would be mortified.

    • Sugarhere says:

      Yes, absolutely. I see Lindsay Lohan as a recovering misfit, as self-abuse survivor who has been tried well enough, and therefore deserves our most benevolent encouragements and leniency. I plead forgiveness and statute of limitation for her. I am happy for her.

  4. TeamMeg says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Lindsay. Hope she’s doing as well as she sounds here, and that she continues to be healthy and thrive. xx

    • Seraphina says:

      Me too. Maybe it’s because I loved Mean Girls so much, but I too have a soft spot for her. I always thought she had great potential. Live your best life Lindsay. And I too am getting into buying vintage jewelry rather than new pieces.

  5. smegmoria says:

    It’s very hard to get over a natural tendency for impulsiveness. I hope she is healthy. Good for her.

    • Glamarazzi says:

      Yes, it is hard to get over that “natural tendency,” especially when you get away with it for a while. But it sounds like she’s genuinely worked on herself and is in a better place, which is inspiring. Good for her.

  6. girl_ninja says:

    She was a straight up jewel thief! I remember her getting sued for stealing someone’s fur from a party. She was a straight up menace. I appreciate you adding some of her messes here. Folks just seem to want to embrace her because she seems to be on this comeback. Good for her. Her life seems to be on track and she seems healthy.

    Kaiser is right. Many, many white men get 2nd, 3rd, 100th chances so why not her?

  7. Jess says:

    She had such a horrible childhood with toxic “parents” that I’m really hoping she’s finally pulled it together. She really was a great actress

  8. Lululu says:

    Reading semi-grounded, halfway mature comments from Lindsay Lohan is a really weird way to start the day. But I’m glad for her that she seems happy.

  9. Emmi says:

    I don’t know how to feel about her comeback. Did we need it? Does she deserve it? She’s said and done some truly awful stuff. Before that I really enjoyed her, she was so good in he movies she did pre-drugs and heists and plastic surgery. She’s never really taken responsibility for anything, not truly. And I don’t mean a big mea culpa show. I’m positive her family is to blame for a lot but at some point, it’s character.

    I’m definitely watching that movie though. If the old Linds is back, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

  10. Dierski says:

    Look, our little Cracken is all grown-up(ish), CBs. 😉

  11. Roo says:

    I hope she’s truly happy and healthy. It was sad to see such a cute, talented kid grow into an unhappy and unhealthy young adult.

    I wonder if she’s distanced herself from her toxic parents. I hope she has, mainly because I am not ready to see them in the gossip news again. If her dad rears his ugly head, is Jon Gosselin far behind?

  12. Lizzie Bathory says:

    She went from a horribly dysfunctional family life to a horribly dysfunctional business in the worst of the paparazzi years. Not a lot of people could navigate that situation well, though Lindsay spiraled out more memorably than most. Hopefully she’s healthy now.

  13. Dana says:

    Happy for Lindsay, she looks so happy and healthy. I’m not gonna knock down someone who’s clearly trying to do better, God knows it must not be easy to deal with all she has – from family to press/media to entertainment industry – so it’s very good to see her finally reach a good place in life.

  14. Trish says:

    I’m so happy she survived. A very talented beautiful woman. Good to see her find her happiness.

  15. lucy2 says:

    LOL my first thought was “she’s collecting jewelry…do the owners of the jewelry know??”
    It does seem like she’s doing better, and it’s always good to see someone do that.

    Whatever happened to her sister? There was a lot of concern for her well being for a while there.

  16. jferber says:

    She does look fantastic. Kaiser, I’m amused by your nostalgia for her jewel heists of bygone years. Frankly, I prefer that to the beatings and rapes dished out by male celebrities who have never been kicked out of the fold (e.g. Chris Brown, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp, etc.). Good for Lindsay. May she stay on her true path.

  17. Bread and Circuses says:

    Eh, I don’t think problematic dudes should get 2nd, 3rd, or 4th chances, and I don’t think she should either.

    She was an utterly terrible human being (racist, throw-friends-under-the-bus, drug user and thief) — long after anyone should’ve been blaming her admittedly-horrible parents for her being that way.

    There are talented people who should get their first chance long before she — or any other cancelled jerk — gets their next one.

    • Lee says:

      While I agree with you, her second chance is a Netflix holiday film. It’s not like she was cast in the next Marvel movie. And honestly, people are going to watch this Netflix movie because of HER, whether to see how the mighty have fallen or because they are still fans, and then Netflix will say “because you watched…” and pull up the many similar ones. So people will watch hers, then watch three more, etc. So a lot of new actors will be given exposure because of this, even if they aren’t in her film.

      • KC says:

        I have a soft spot for her. I thought she was a great actress and a lot of her folly seemed steeped in bad parenting so I always feel for folks who were setup and not prepared well for life and adulthood and have to figure it out after such a low point (let alone publicly).

        @Lee I appreciate you sharing your viewpoint and hope she truly has changed and made a decent comeback. I love that hers will help to expose and promote other actors who haven’t had the chances she’s had. It would make hers a good redemption story in a way. I wish her success in every wholesome endeavor.

  18. Lucky Charm says:

    I have to admit, when I read that title my first thought was: Is “collects” the new term for “stole”?

    If she truly is working on improving herself, more power to her and I wish her luck.

  19. Serena says:

    It seems like she got her act together ( enphasis on seem), at least enough to be coherent and not a walking-mess. The cover and photoshoot also look nice..the interview, as usual she’s full of it but she’s harmless and I agree she should be given another chance.

  20. AppleCart says:

    Let’s be honest here I remember her OWN reality show. She’s a hoarder. She had a whole storage building with her stuff. And that is on top of the stuff she would steal every chance she got. I guess impulsive is just a cutesy word to cover for it.

    But it looks like she has done better in the last few years and a stable relationship. Maybe she let the mass amount of stuff go or donated it.

    And I am not throwing rocks from glass houses. My family has hoarder tendencies. And in my late 20’s i realized I was doing little hoarder things here and there. Until it got to be a problem I recoginzed in myself and got help. I can’t tell you how hard decluttering /donating can be. But the satisfaction of doing it and having a clean nice space are words I can’t describe at times. I stick by the if I haven’t used it in a year. I don’t need it plan.

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