Michael Lohan and his girlfriend, former tabloid reporter (and short-lived Jon Gosselin love interest) Kate Major, plan to hold their recently announced nuptials at the Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate in Huntington, Lohan told Newsday. Gary Melius, who owns the 127-room former estate of financier-philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn, is an old friend, whom Lohan calls "one of the best people on the planet."
No formal arrangements have been made, but Lohan, 49, says Major, 27, is "looking at November."
"It's just been basic talk at this point," Melius confirmed. "I've known Michael for a long time. I met him before Lindsay was a big star. They used to come for my [annual] Fourth of July party, before things went bad."
Lohan says he approached the engagement the old-fashioned way, by seeking the approval of Major's widowed father. Over Easter weekend, "We were down in Florida at Kate's dad's house and I spoke with him. I said, 'Listen, I'd like to take this to the next level and Kate wants to take it to next level, and do I have your blessing?' And he was delighted.
"He's a lot like I am," Lohan said. "He's stayed athletic, he takes good care of himself. Before he retired, he was a big person in the financial community."
As to the level after that, says Lohan, "I'm not getting any younger, and she wants to have children."
Lindsay Lohan has responded unkindly in the press to the upcoming wedding, telling Us magazine, "I'm gonna vomit! I so didn't need that info. . . . Yuck!"
Michael Lohan said he isn't upset about the outburst.
"Lindsay is as Lindsay does," he said.
"She has to ask herself, is that the appropriate way to behave? I'm hopeful things will work out all right between us."