Upon being released from a 90 day court ordered rehab, Lindsay Lohan had plenty of work on her plate: a hosting gig on E!’s Chelsea Lately, a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey for her OWN network and a docu-series for that same network. But before taping the reality show, Oprah confirmed Lindsay did plan a getaway to Europe. And the Mighty O saw that red flag and shut it down!
When asked about Lohan on Tuesday morning’s Good Morning America, Oprah said that when she heard of Lilo’s plans she was concerned, saying “Europe is the place to go when you want to feel really good. You go to Capri, you want a Bellini!” and was concerned that the trip would be too strong a test of Lindsay’s newfound sobriety.
Oprah said she texted the 27-year-old actress when she heard about the European getaway and Lindsay initially balked, saying she wanted to go and the ticket was already paid for. But Oprah reasoned with her and Lilo texted back that she would rethink the decision to go abroad. Oprah said proudly “I found out today she’s not going.”
As for Oprah’s big interview with Lindsay – her first since rehab – Oprah said that she truly believes Lindsay is ready to stay sober this time around. Linds had admitted she’d been resentful about being sent to rehab in the past and did not take it seriously but this time around Lindsay feels that it “really benefitted” her and she’s committed to staying sober.
The exclusive interview airs on the OWN network on August 18th.