Lindsay Lohan has finally found the man of her dreams — a cheerleader touting himself as “the best influence on her.”
Josh Chunn, 25, a former member of the University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns cheerleader squad, confirmed that he and the troubled “Mean Girls” actress have a love thing going on.
“I’ve been trying to get Lindsay to focus. But how do you get her to focus with all the stuff going on around her? I can barely focus,” Chunn told the Daily News on Saturday.
Lohan, 26, jetted back to New York City on Saturday. She’s expected to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday to answer charges she fled the scene of a Sept. 19 accident after clipping a chef with a borrowed Porsche outside the Dream hotel in Chelsea.
“She’s a strong girl. She’s cleaning up,” said Chunn, a Los Angeles fitness trainer. “I just want her to be okay. I want us to be okay.”
Chunn’s name emerged Friday when Lohan’s father, Michael, publicly described him as his daughter’s new boyfriend.
Michael Lohan met Chunn on Friday afternoon when he went to Lindsay’s Beverly Hills house in hopes of staging an emergency intervention to get his daughter to go to rehab.
Chunn denied Michael Lohan’s claims to RadarOnline that he supported the intervention. He said he was the one who had to turn Michael Lohan away when he showed up at LiLo’s door with two friends, including one who identified himself as a cop.
“It kind of put me in an awkward place,” Chunn told The News.
He said he heard Michael Lohan out and then relayed the message to Lindsay.
“She said, ‘No, no. I don’t want him here. Why are you even talking to him?’ ” said Chunn, explaining why he asked Michael Lohan to leave.
Michael Lohan gave up on the intervention and left after police showed up. The father claimed his daughter called the cops on him.
“I feel his pain. I get it,” Chunn said of the father. “He’s just out to help her.”
Chunn, who grew up in Lafayette, La., said he moved to Los Angeles a year ago after studying nursing at ULL. He swore that drugs and heavy partying are “not my thing.”
“I’m into hikes and fishing and outdoors,” Chunn said. “That’s what I’m always trying to get Lindsay to do.”
He slammed Lindsay’s groupies, claiming they’re always “mooching” off the “Liz & Dick” actress.
“I think I’m the best influence on her,” Chunn said. “The deal is she is surrounded by a bunch of f---ups.”
Chunn said he lives down the street from Lindsay and met her when she came to his friend’s house. They started dating after he ran into her at a recent party at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood.
“I’m there for Lindsay. I listen,” Chunn said. “I work hard for my money. I pay my own bill when we go out. I have a schedule. That’s the problem with these kids in L.A., they don’t have a schedule. All they want to do is party.
“I see all these people just waiting for her (Lindsay) to grab the bill,” Chunn said. “I’m just trying to figure out what’s best for her at this time right now.”
Meanwhile, TMZ reported Saturday that Lindsay, who has gone through rehab at least three times, insists she has not relapsed.
Sources close to the actress told the gossip website that Lindsay believes her father’s intervention plan stemmed from her cutting him off for recording and leaking a private conversation of her discussing a fight with her mother, Dina.
Dina Lohan released a statement Saturday bashing her ex-husband for trying to crawl his way back into their daughter’s life. “Once again, my ex-husband makes every effort to make himself relevant in my daughter’s life. She has made it clear she doesn’t believe he is capable of being a trusted father,” Dina Lohan said.
She said Michael Lohan’s “intervention” was a sham.
“This sole act by my ex was not an intervention nor was this extreme antic sanctioned by any member of Lindsay’s family or her professional team of handlers,” Dina Lohan said. “It’s sad and I hope he stops masquerading as her father in public and starts acting like one in private.”
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