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There's about to be a new woman in Lindsay Lohan's life.
Doing his part to keep the family name in the headlines, Michael Lohan has confirmed to E! News that he popped the question to longtime girlfriend Erin Muller.
"We picked out a ring, but it's not official," the 48-year-old Lohan patriarch said. But although Muller, 24, has accepted his proposal, and he's not exactly keeping the nuptial news under wraps, he says he's holding off on officially announcing the engagement until "some family issues are resolved."
Which begs the question: If confirming to a major media outlet doesn't constitute an official announcement, what does?
Lest any conspiracy theorists think tensions with his famous daughter are the family issues in question, Lohan was quick to clarify that his cancer-stricken father's failing health is "the real reason."
Not to mention that other small outstanding concern, namely his possible paternity of 13-year-old Ashley Kaufmann, allegations which surfaced earlier this year.
"We're waiting for the paternity test and my father's situation to be resolved."
The girl's mother, Kristi Kaufmann alleged that Lohan fathered Ashley during a brief affair when he and Dina Lohan were briefly separated. While he has donated his DNA, the sample has yet to be processed pending the appropriate court order.
But while Michael Lohan may be holding off on an announcement, he didn't show the same restraint when it came to the ring. Muller was photographed donning the major bauble over the weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Tournament.
Meanwhile, the elder Lohan took a timeout from touting his new leading lady to addressing a couple of others that have been around awhile.
First off, he took aim at Lindsay's steady sidekick Samantha Ronson.
"I'm not happy," Michael Lohan says. "Ever since [Lindsay] got out of rehab and all these people came back into her life, things haven't been right.
"People like Samantha Ronson don't need to be around Lindsay. She shouldn't be dragging Lindsay around nightclubs. Who was Samantha Ronson before Lindsay Lohan? She was nobody. She is using her for her own gain. All these people have inserted themselves into her life like parasites and it's not right. I'm done with them."
As for his ex, Dina Lohan?
"Dina is a kiss-ass. She's just nice to everybody, trying to be friends with everyone, just so she can be on Lindsay's good side. And it is wrong. She should be a mother first."
We're waiting to hear back from the former missus. We're sure she'll have nothing but hearty congratulations and happy thoughts for her ex.