Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton haven’t exactly been the closest of friends over the years. As two of the most photographed stars of the 2000s (and beyond!), they were perhaps the most famous example of frenemies, and their infamous drama has been well documented in the gossip columns over the years.
You may remember all the tension between the two from back then, including all the infamous comments the two made about each other. One of the most notorious? When X-17 Online claimed in 2006, the two had an altercation at a club that allegedly resulted in Hilton yelling at Lohan, “You’re f***ing coked up, w***e. Never say you’re my friend again!” That came after Hilton was spotted with Brandon Davis (remember him?) coining the now-infamous “fire wanker” comment when the hotel heiress laughed, despite her publicist telling TMZ at the time said: “It’s unfair to characterize Brandon’s statements as reflective of Paris’ feelings towards Lindsay. We’re dealing with two different people.
But don’t think this drama was one-sided. As their feud made headlines, Lohan made her feelings toward Hilton pretty clear. During an interview with Elle in August 2006 (via Oh No, They Didn’t), the “Mean Girls” star took a swipe at Hilton’s famous sextape, saying, “Obviously, she’s very comfortable doing videos.” Oops! But how did all this drama actually start? Well, it sounds like it could all come from one man…
Lindsay Lohan has dated Paris Hilton’s ex
There were rumors that Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton’s drama may have come to light because Lohan started dating Hilton’s ex Stavros Niarchos III. According to Who Dating Who, the businessman was at Hilton from 2005 to 2006 before dating Lohan later that year. TMZ claimed in September 2006 that Lohan was allegedly spotted getting very cozy with Niarchos at a Hollywood club, but allegedly tried not to be photographed with him. Around the same time, Lohan was being filmed by X-17 online paparazzi, who called Hilton the C-word. whoops
However, Lohan was asked about her relationship with Niarchos while speaking with Elle, where she denied she had fallen out with Hilton over him. “You mean Stavros? He will not be fought. I would never fight a guy with a girl,” she claimed (via Oh No, They Didn’t). “I mean, they’re going to say that you’re dating all these people, that you’re a slut, or a friend stealer, or a cannibal, as I’ve been called. But I would never steal someone’s friend. It’s bad karma. “
But who is actually Niarchus? Well, he’s the grandson of the Greek business magnate he’s named after. Celebrity Net Worth estimates he has a whopping $100 million and is a professional kiteboarder who graduated from the University of Southern California Film School. He has also traveled quite widely, living in the US and France while also being linked to Mary-Kate Olsen. That’s quite the dating story!
Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton have reconciled
Despite their apparent drama surrounding Stavros Niarchos III, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan managed to kiss and make up (though not literally, we assume). The pair have both moved on in their lives and found new love, with Hilton seemingly confirming that much of her drama came from Niarchos on Watch What Happens Live in January 2022, saying, “We’re grown now and have got married.” She just got engaged. We’re not in high school. I think it was just very immature and now everything is fine. And ironically, it was a relationship that brought these two back together. Hilton explained that she found out about Lohan’s engagement to Bader Shammas during her honeymoon with Carter Reum and sent a congratulatory message.
Hilton also shared her happiness for Lohan on her This Is Paris podcast a month earlier, saying, “I know we’ve had our differences in the past, but I just wanted to congratulate her and I’m really, really happy for you She then added, “I think love is the most important thing in life, it’s something that really transforms you and makes you grow, and when you find that special person who’s your other half and your best friend and who you can trust… it’s just a great feeling.”
As for Niarchos, he married businesswoman Dasha Zhukova in 2019, and Daily Mail reported that they went all out with a $6.5 million shot. We love a happy ending!