Who is Lindsay Lohan's Husband? All About Her Sweet Love Story with Bader Shammas

The couple secretly swapped vows in April 2022.
Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas
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Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
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Updated Mar 12, 2024

Lindsay Lohan found her happily ever after. The beloved actress, who made a name for herself in nostalgic movies like Mean Girls, The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday, is having a career renaissance. The former Disney child star recently reentered the entertainment industry, starring in Netflix films like Falling for Christmas and Irish Wish. While fans are loving her presence in modern rom coms, they can't help but wonder, who is Lindsay Lohan's husband? We're happy to report that her off-camera love story is just as good—if not better—than what she portrays on-screen.

Lindsay Lohan is married to Bader Shammas, a financier from Dubai. While Lohan has generally kept a low profile since moving to the United Arab Emirates in 2014, she's recently begun opening up about their life together. After getting engaged in 2021, Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas got married in 2022. They welcomed their first child, a son, the following year. Now, Shammas often accompanies his wife at her red carpet appearances.

Here, we break down everything to know about Lindsay Lohan's husband, including their complete relationship timeline and details from their private wedding day.

  • Lindsay Lohan's husband is Bader Shammas, a financier from Dubai.
  • Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas met at a restaurant in Dubai and first sparked romance rumors in 2020.
  • After getting engaged in 2021, Lindsay Lohan and her husband got married in 2022.
  • Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas welcomed their first child, a son named Luai, in July 2023.

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Who is Lindsay Lohan's Husband, Bader Shammas?

Lindsay Lohan's husband is Bader Shammas, a financier from Dubai. Shammas is currently the Assistant Vice President at a Swiss banking firm, Credit Suisse. He reportedly earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Florida in 2010 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Finance from John H. Sykes College of Business.

How Did Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas Meet?

Lindsay Lohan met her husband at a restaurant in Dubai. She recalled the story in an interview with Allure: "I said, 'You look like someone I know.' He was like, 'No, I don't, who?'" she remembered, adding that they continued to talk for hours that night. "And then I said to him, 'I feel like you're the person I'm going to be with forever.' I'd never been able to talk to someone like this."

Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas' Relationship Timeline

Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas first sparked rumors of romance in 2020, when he appeared on her Instagram feed. Look back on their complete relationship timeline, from their first moments together to where they stand today.

February 2020: Lindsay Lohan Posts Bader Shammas on Instagram

Lindsay Lohan soft-launched her relationship with Bader Shammas on Instagram in February 2020. In the since-deleted photo, the actress can be seen posting with a group of friends (including Shammas) at a music festival in Dubai. People reported that the caption read, "@aliana lovely night with sister and my boyfriend bader❤️."

November 28, 2021: Lindsay Lohan Confirms Her Engagement to Bader Shammas

The actress kept a tight lip about her romantic status until November 21, 2021, when she confirmed her engagement to Bader Shammas. "My love. My life. My family. My future," she captioned a slideshow of photos with her fiancé. In the images, fans could see a glimpse of Lindsay Lohan's engagement ring, which appears to be a cushion-cut or radiant-cut diamond on a pavé band.

February 2022: Lindsay Lohan Talks About Her Wedding Planning Journey

A few months after getting engaged, the bride-to-be opened up about her wedding planning journey to Extra host Rachel Lindsay. "I'm looking at destinations," Lohan revealed. "I've already started talking to a friend of mine about the dress. But I want to do things right and I want to pace everything. But it's an exciting time. I'm very girly, so ..."

The same month, Lohan shared more about her wedding vision during an appearance on Good Morning America. "I want to keep it small and intimate and just you know, family-focused and just really beautiful," she said.

March 28, 2022: Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas Celebrate Their Engagement

The celebrations continued for Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas, as they enjoyed an engagement party in March 2022. The actress shared an Instagram photo of their cake, which had the phrase "He asked…She said yes" written on the top tier. "My forever ❤️," she wrote.

April 3, 2022: Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas Get Married

Finally, Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas got married on April 3, 2022. The newlyweds kept their wedding news a secret until the following month, when Lohan published a coy Instagram caption hinting at their marital status. "🎂❤️🥰I am the luckiest woman in the world. Not because I need a man, but because he found me and knew that I wanted to find happiness and grace, all at the same time," she wrote. "I am stunned that this is my husband. My life and my everything. ❤️every woman should feel like this everyday 💖🙏."

July 2023: Lindsay Lohan and Husband Bader Shammas Welcome Their First Child

She's not a regular mom, she's a cool mom. Just one month shy of their first wedding anniversary, Lindsay Lohan and her husband announced they were expecting a child. The actress shared a photo of a baby onesie on Instagram, writing, "We are blessed and excited! 🙏🤍👶🍼."

Lindsay Lohan's son was born in July 2023, which the couple's reps confirmed in a statement to People. "Lindsay Lohan and her Financier husband, Bader Shammas, welcomed a beautiful, healthy son named Luai. The family is over the moon in love," they said.

The name choice was a sweet nod to Shammas' home of Dubai, as it translates to "shield or protector" in Arabic (the city's official language).

March 2024: Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas Attend the Oscars

Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas at the 2024 Oscars
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On March 10, 2024, Lindsay Lohan's husband made a rare public appearance at the Oscars. The couple attended Vanity Fair's Oscars party, where they posed for photos and walked the red carpet together. The appearance came just a few days after Shammas joined his wife on the press tour for her latest Netflix movie The Irish Wish, which premieres on March 15, 2024.

Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas' Wedding Details

Lindsay Lohan's wedding took place on April 3, 2022. Not much is known about the celebration, as the couple has never posted photos or shared details about the day. It doesn't come as a surprise, considering the actress told Extra she intended to keep it a private celebration.

When asked about her planning experience, the actress said she took a relaxed approach: "I'm more low-key," she told the outlet. "Even on my birthday, I want to make sure everyone else is good and then I can be okay. So I'll be more like that."

Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas' Children

Much like their wedding day, Lindsay Lohan and her husband Bader Shammas fiercely protect the privacy of their son too. The couple has never shared a photo of Luai, who will turn one in the summer of 2024.

During an appearance on The Today Show in March 2024 alongside her Irish Wish co-star Ayesha Curry—who is a godparent to Luai along with her husband, NBA star Steph Curry—Lohan shared her thoughts on expanding her family. "I love having siblings. I feel so blessed to have other siblings to hang with and talk to and relate with, and so I would love to have more," she said. "I want my son to have that same experience."

In a separate interview with E! News, the actress revealed that Luai traveled with her to Ireland while she was filming her Netflix movie. "I'm still fortunate he's young, so I can bring him everywhere," she explained. "And he is everywhere with me, because I don't want to leave him."

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