Who is Bader Shammas? Meet Lindsay Lohan’s financier fiancé
Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas announced their engagement to the actress’ 9.7 million Instagram followers in November 2021.
The “Mean Girls” star shared a series of snaps cuddled up to her beau of nearly three years, captioning the post, “My love.
Unlike Lohan, Shammas has lived his life out of the public eye: For the duration of their relationship, his Instagram profile — around just 500 followers — has been private.
While the couple has kept a relatively low profile, here’s what we know about Lohan’s fiancé.
He’s from Kuwait
Enlarge ImageLohan and Shammas arrive at JFK.
Lohan and Bader wore matching Pangaia sweatsuits arriving at JFK Airport in NYC just a month before their engagement.
It’s clear the banker prefers to keep his life off social media, but his private Facebook page says he’s from Kuwait City, the capital of the Persian Gulf country.
He went to college in the States
Enlarge ImageLohan’s Instagram pictures of Shammas.
The pair seemed madly in love in Lohan’s Instagram carousel. She hadn’t posted Shammas on her feed since the couple started dating.
According to Shammas’ LinkedIn page, he went to the University of South Florida for a degree in mechanical engineering from 2007 to 2010.
Afterward, he attended the University of Tampa to get his Bachelor of Science in finance from 2010 to 2012.
He works in finance
Enlarge ImageLohan’s deleted instagram of Shammas.
Lohan originally posted the above photo to her Instagram in February of 2020 writing, “lovely night with sister and my boyfriend Bader❤️,” but quickly deleted it.
His education in finance led him to work at BNP Paribas Wealth Management before rising to assistant vice president — per his LinkedIn — at investment banking firm Credit Suisse in 2018.
He and Lohan live in Dubai
Enlarge ImageLohan’s engagement ring.
The six-carat sparkler is likely a radiant cut, cushion cut or princess cut diamond.
The pair met after Lohan moved to Dubai nearly seven years ago.
Lohan said moving to Dubai gave her a “fresh start” in 2018, which was around the time she and Shammas started dating.
The “Parent Trap” alum claims that she hasn’t been back to LA in a decade and doesn’t plan to head back anytime soon.
What we know about the wedding
Enlarge ImageLindsay Lohan’s engagement ring.
Lindsay Lohan’s engagement ring.
Shammas popped the question with a six-carat ring that was custom-made by Harry Winston and estimated to be worth $250,000.
It appears the couple got engaged somewhere cold, as they were seen snuggled up in thick sweaters and hats.
The pair has yet to comment on when or where their big day will take place
Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas’ Relationship Timeline
Lindsay Lohan is making her comeback with husband Bader Shammas by her side.
The pair first sparked romance rumors in February 2020.
In June 2022, Lohan announced on Instagram that she and Shammas had tied the knot.
“I am stunned that this is my husband.
February 6, 2020: Lindsay Lohan sparks romance rumors with Bader Shammas
Lohan hinted that she had a new man in her life after posting a since-deleted group photo on Instagram, where she casually introduced her “boyfriend” in the caption. PEOPLE reported that Lohan wrote: “@aliana lovely night with sister and my boyfriend bader❤️.”
The actress and her crew were photographed hanging out backstage at a music festival in Dubai. In the group shot, Lohan is standing next to Bastille drummer Chris “Woody” Wood and a man sporting a black jacket, who fans assumed to be her new boyfriend.
At the time, a rep for Lohan didn’t confirm the dating rumors
Paris Hilton reacts to Lindsay Lohan’s engagement: “I am genuinely very happy for her”
On an episode of the This is Paris podcast, Paris Hilton gave a quick celebratory shoutout to Lohan on her engagement to Shammas. “I also just saw that Lindsay got engaged,” Hilton said. “And I know we’ve had our differences in the past, but I just wanted to say congratulations to her and that I am genuinely very happy for her.”
She continued, “It just makes me so happy to see, you know, 15 years later, and just so much has happened in the past two weeks. I got married, Britney [Spears] got her freedom back and engaged, and then Lindsay just got engaged. So I love just seeing how different our lives are now and just how much we’ve all grown up and just having love in our lives.”
Later that month, actress Ana Gasteyer — who played Lohan’s mom in Mean Girls — reacted to the engagement news during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. After a fan asked Gasteyer what she thought of Lohan’s announcement, the Saturday Night Live alum responded, “Well, I like marriage. I am a fan. You know, you want to do it for a minute or seven, that is up to you. It is fun, weddings are fun.”
Lindsay Lohan shares a cozy photo with Bader Shammas in the snow
In December 2021, Lohan shared a sweet black-and-white photo on Instagram of her and Shammas bundled up in heavy winter coats and beanies.
“No1 else I’d rather freeze with ” Lohan captioned the photo, tagging her fiancé’s private Instagram account.