When Lindsay Lohan checked out of Cirque Lodge rehab center on October 5, she left with a newfound strength in her sobriety and a new boyfriend, fellow rehab graduate Riley Giles.
“We started out as friends,” explains Lindsay, who sat down for an exclusive interview with In Touch in Utah. “We met about two months ago while doing activities at Cirque. We both enjoyed rock climbing,” she says. Their romance started slowly, says Lindsay, 21. “We waited until we were both out of treatment because it made more sense.”
Riley, 25, a professional snowboarder who is remaining in Utah, had been dating a girl named Bree Tierney when he met Lindsay, but he denies that Lindsay caused their split. “I broke up with Bree a week before I started dating Lindsay,” he told In Touch. “We had dated for almost two years, but it’s not like we were engaged or anything.”
Why is it when a famous woman starts dating a not-so famous guy that just happened to have ditched his lady for her, he’s K-Fed? This guy isn’t one of her back-up dancers. He’s a sort of professional athlete. He’s got his own stuff going on. We’ve seen two pics of him wear a Wu Tang t-shirt. He’s probably a cool guy. Sure, the ‘trading up’ thing is a little shady, but what can you do? Anyway, if it makes the jilted ex feel better, a lot of the rehab romances don’t make it. Things change a little when you get back to the real world. And LiLo, this may not be so great for her career. Sure his steadfastness can keep her out of trouble (and headlines) but he probably can’t give her Q rating a boost or give her the inside track on parts. That’s why we propose that some Hollywood matchmaker introduces her to Seth Rogen. She can do comedy. This could be pretty good.