Did you hear that Lindsay Lohan has converted to Islam?
At least that’s what her mother and rep say about rumors that have been circling in recent days.
The hubbub seems to have been started by the gossip site Hollywood Life, which wrote that Lohan’s “team has said she’s currently ‘in a period of renewal,’ so has she decided to practice Islam?”
As evidence it cited that the actress had deleted everything on her Instagram, leaving only the message “Alaikum Salam” — said to be Arabic for “peace be unto you.”
But on Tuesday, Gossip Cop “corrected this fake news” and reported that Lohan’s mother and representative denied the rumor.
Lohan “has not converted (to Islam),” her rep said in a statement to Gossip Cop.
Lohan’s mother, Dina Lohan, also told Gossip Cop that her daughter is just taking a break from social media for a while.
The rumor isn’t as random as it might seem. In April Lohan’s rep confirmed that she was exploring the religion after she told Britain’s The Sun that she was reading the Q’uran.
In 2015 she was photographed carrying the book on her first day of community service at a New York children’s center. Rumors began circulating that Lohan, raised Catholic, had converted.
“I’m a very spiritual person, and I’m really open to learning,” she told The Sun. “America has portrayed holding a Koran in such a different way to what it actually is.
“We all believe in something, and at the end of the day it all ties to a god or a spiritual adviser.”
In September, the onetime wild child visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo, bringing the family gifts, according to The Associated Press. She visited with little fanfare, without alerting Turkish media that she would even be in the country.
The fact that she’s not converting to Islam might be disappointing news for lots of folks who had congratulated Lohan on her new faith.