Lindsay Lohan shares sweet update about her son

Lindsay Lohan has shared a sweet update about her seven-month-old son, Luai, who she shares with husband Bader Shammas.

The 37-year-old actor spoke candidly about balancing motherhood and her career during an interview with E! News, published on 5 March. According to Lohan, when she’s deciding what films to make, she keeps in mind that one day her child will be watching them.

“I want to do things that my son can see,” she said. “But I also want to do things that inspire me.”

After expressing that “everything’s changing” for her nowadays, the Freak Friday star also acknowledged that she’s found ways to adjust to the changes.

“It’s a learning process - I’m having a different go at it,” she said. “Figuring out what I want to do and how I want to do it.”

Speaking to E! News, she opened up about combining her personal and professional lives, noting that she keeps her son nearby when on different movie sets. She also confirmed that she brought Luai to Ireland while filming her new movie, Irish Wish, which comes out on Netflix on 15 March.

While Lohan emphasised how grateful she is to have her son around amid her busy work schedule, she noted that this won’t always be the case when he gets older.

“I’m still fortunate he’s young, so I can bring him everywhere,” she said. “And he is everywhere with me, because I don’t want to leave him. But I think it will definitely play more of a factor as time passes.”

Back in July 2023, a representative for Lohan first confirmed to The Independent that she and her husband welcomed their first child together, noting that “the family is over the moon in love”. However, the exact date of the baby’s birth is currently unknown. As for the baby’s name, “Luai”, which is a popular Arabic name for boys, it means strong and steady, or shield or protector.

Since then, the Parent Trap star has spoken candidly about being a first-time mother on social media. In August 2023, she shared a snap of herself in a cropped tank top and postpartum underwear by the company Freda, while posting a message about her body after giving birth.

“I am so proud of what this body was able to accomplish during these months of pregnancy and now, recovery,” she wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. “Having a baby is the greatest joy in the world!”

She then referenced Amy Poehler’s iconic line from the 2004 film Mean Girls, where Lohan starred as the lead, a new girl from Africa named Cady Heron. “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a postpartum mom,” the actor wrote.