The initial buzz surrounding Lindsay Lohan after her 2004 hit "Mean Girls" was that she was one of the most talented young actresses in Hollywood. But that soon gave way to headlines about her hard partying, multiple run-ins with the law and stints in rehab.
Her divorced parents publicly fought about what was best for her, but they were far from perfect role models -- dad served time behind bars for stock fraud, DUI and assault, and mom was often seen out partying with her daughter.
Now, without the girlfriend that she's been nearly inseparable from for nearly a year, it's no wonder the 22-year-old singer and actress told Us Weekly that she feels "so alone."
Her family members, however, are making it clear that they are there for her.
"We'd all like to reach out to her," her paternal grandmother, Marilyn Lohan, told People magazine Wednesday. "We're all here for her and we'd love to see her."
Her father, Michael Lohan, told ABCNews.com this week that he plans to get out to Los Angeles as soon as possible to see her. "I'm waiting to hear when Dina is leaving, so I can replace her," he said of his ex-wife, who, along with Lindsay Lohan's little sister, Ali, has been with her since the Ronson breakup.
"I don't plan on going to clubs and bars with Lindsay," Michael Lohan said, taking a swipe at his ex. "Dina's got to stop the nonsense. It can't be about her anymore. It's about our daughter and helping her to stabilize her life. I plan on getting her involved in the right thing."
Though he doesn't believe that his daughter has returned to drinking, Michael Lohan said he is "concerned with more than anything with the emotional torment that's she's going through. A breakup is very emotional. It's a lot of pressure when you really love someone. It's a really hard time for her."
Michael Lohan, who has been campaigning for months for his daughter to end her relationship with the 31-year-old Ronson, said, "Lindsay needs the right people in her life."
Just who are those people? ABCNews.com takes a look back at the last few years of "La Vida Lohan" and the colorful cast of characters surrounding her.
Lindsay Lohan: Born to Be in Movies
Born in July 1986 in New York City and raised on Long Island, Lindsay Lohan has been in front of the camera since the age of 3, when she broke into showbiz as a model. She appeared in more than 100 print ads for Toys "R" Us, Calvin Klein and Abercrombie Kids and more than 60 commercials, including a Jell-O spot with Bill Cosby.
At age 10, she landed a role on the soap opera "Another World" and the following year starred in her first big-screen role playing identical twins who try to reunite their divorced parents in Disney's 1998 remake of "The Parent Trap."
In real life, Lindsay Lohan was playing a similar role for her parents, who separated for the first time when she was 3.
Becoming a Star
The lead role in Disney's "Freaky Friday" remake lead to Lindsay Lohan's breakout role in "Mean Girls," which "cemented her status as the new teen movie queen," according to Brandon Gray, the founder of the Web site Box Office Mojo.
But with stardom came the Hollywood party circuit and the paparazzi. The starlet's mother, a former Rockette, was often photographed partying with her. She told Harper's Bazaar in 2007 that she felt more like Lindsay Lohan's sister than mother and said she even lied about her identity to George Clooney so he wouldn't know she was the actress' mother.
Lindsay Lohan's Year From Hell
In 2007, Lindsay Lohan's hard-partying ways caught up with her. At the start of the year, she checked herself into Wonderland, a West Hollywood rehab center for alcohol abuse and drug use. On frequent "day passes," she was often photographed shopping and socializing with friends at bars and restaurants.
Then during Memorial Day weekend, her world came crashing down. After a long night of partying, she crashed her Mercedes convertible and was treated for minor injuries and cited for DUI. A police search of the vehicle turned up cocaine. Less than 48 hours later, photos of a passed out Lindsay Lohan were taken and plastered on the celebrity tabloids. She checked into rehab for a second time.
In July, she racked up another DUI and was sentenced to one day in jail and 10 days of community service. She returned to rehab for a third time.
Her New BFF
After her last stint in rehab, Lindsay Lohan began spending time with Ronson, a club disc jockey. The two quickly became best friends, appearing inseparable in public and photographs. Soon pictures of them holding hands and kissing began to crop up, but no one, including the media, was ready to label the relationship.
Ali Lohan, who has tried to follow in her big sister's footsteps with a pop record and short-lived reality TV series, was at first dismissive of anything more than a friendship.
But the family eventually began to publicly acknowledge the couple's close bond. In July 2008, Dina Lohan told reporters, "I love Samantha. She's like a child to me. They're great friends and as long as my daughter is happy and healthy, it is what it is."
The following month, Dina Lohan and the couple went out to dinner.
The couple never publicly addressed the nature of their relationship, but in the December issue of Harper's, Lindsay Lohan said about Ronson, "She's a wonderful person and I love her very much." She told the magazine she was not a lesbian but when asked whether she was bisexual, she responded with, "Maybe. Yeah."
Lindsay Out of Control?
Michael Lohan has been vocal in his opposition to Ronson from the beginning and his comments about his daughter's girlfriend pressured their already strained relationship.
"He's out of control," Lindsay Lohan told "Access Hollywood" in August.
Michael Lohan shot back in an interview last year with ABCNews.com: "Whose life is out of control? Give me a break. Going from place to place, being dragged around by Samantha so she can make more money off of Lindsay being there when she spins? She's gone from making $7 million to less than a million a movie. Who's out of control?"
Now that the relationship appears finally to be over, Lohan's father is hopeful that his daughter and her career will turn a new corner.
"This might be a perfect opportunity," he said, "to turn her life and career around."
Her grandmother, for one, is hopeful. "She's very talented," Marilyn Lohan told People. "She always was. I know she'll come back."