David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews.com
UPDATE: Lindsay's mom Dina confirms the release, and tells E! News, "It's a great day."
Lindsay Lohan has left the building. And not a day later than she was eligible to.
After serving 90 somewhat controversial days at the Betty Ford Center, LiLo quietly made her exit from the facility this morning, disproving reports claiming that she was planning on remaining in the clinic through the end of the week.
Earlier today, a source close to the actress confirmed to E! News that Lohan would in fact be exiting the center "very shortly." They weren't lying.
A source now confirms to E! News that Lindsay left her desert digs "earlier this morning," but did not divulge when or to where she was headed.
Though hopefully it's somewhere free from the glare of the cameras. If that's even possible.
The 24-year-old is expected to meet up with mom Dina Lohan and secure herself a sober coach before ultimately deciding if she will call New York or Los Angeles home. However, while she's made good on her rehab stint, she remains on probation and is due back in court for a progress hearing on her 2007 DUI conviction—AKA what got her into this mess in the first place—on Feb. 25.
Here's hoping she stays out of trouble until then.
—Reporting by Ken Baker and Katie Rhames
(Originally published on Jan. 3, 2011 at 11:21 a.m. PT)