It's official. Michael Lohan, 49, is dating again, and his new squeeze is his former pal Jon Gosselin's ex-flame Kate Major -- who at 26 -- is only three years older than Lohan's daughter Lindsay!
RadarOnline.com snapped the happy couple arm-in-arm and hugging at the Walt Whitman Shopping Mall in Huntington Station, New York, where the couple went ring shopping!
In these world exclusive photos, LiLo's dad Michael and former entertainment magazine reporter Kate even posed and joked during their low-key night-out.
While Michael denies, publically at least, that he's romantically involved with Kate, RadarOnline.com has learned he and Kate made two significant purchases over the weekend: a diamond ring and a new beige BMW X5.
Said one onlooker: "Everyone was left in no doubt Michael and Kate are a couple.
"They had dinner together at California Pizza Kitchen and he snuck a little kiss. Then they went to a couple of shops in the mall, including a jeweler, where she left with a couple of huge sparklers on her fingers.
"However, she wasn't sporting anything on the engagement finger - just yet!"
And as RadarOnline.com broke last week, Michael and Kate spent the holidays together in Chicago and even shared a hotel room in NYC during their depositions in the TLC lawsuit against reality-TV dad Jon Gosselin.
Just when you though it couldn't get more bizarre.
To recap: Michael has bro-mance with Jon, Michael plays matchmaker and introduces Kate to Jon, Jon splits from Kate and Michael's there to pick up the pieces.
And we thought Lindsay's life was a spin out!
Michael commented on the new romance and his whirl-wind weekend with Kate with this exclusive statement to RadarOnline.com: "Since Kate secured employment in NY we have been spending a lot of time together. After all we have been through together we have become very close friends. The diamond ring in question was a ring I went to get appraised for insurance purposes. The BMW X5 is a second car. As far as the tattoos are concerned, I got mine as a dedication to God, my family and a new beginning. Kate got her as a dedication to her mother."