Dina Lohan Regrets Pushing Lindsay Lohan Into Show Business

09/22/2012 11:33 am ET

At the age of 26, Lindsay Lohan has been to rehab five times, had seemingly countless run-ins with the law, and has done multiple stints in jail. It's enough to have to her mother, Dina Lohan, rethinking her choices as a parent.

Dina, 50, told the New York Daily News that if she had to do it again, she might not have pushed her daughter into show business as a child.

“I was born into the business. My mother was an entertainer. It was natural. But yes, in the next life, I might not do it," she admitted to the paper.

But it's not clear if show business is really the root of most of the actress' problems, as her troubled family life seems have done the most damage -- especially as Dina continues to enable her daughter's addictive behaviors and make excuses for her.

“I’m certainly not making excuses for Lindsay’s behavior, but she’s a 26-year-old woman," she told the NYDN, before making excuses for why she was recently seen drinking with Lindsay at her 50th birthday party.

“My 80-year-old mother was there, and she’s Italian-American, and to be able to have a glass of red wine there for her is normal for our family,” Dina explained. “Some people who want to quit drinking do it cold turkey and some do it gradually — you want to keep a balance. I don’t know what’s a right way or a wrong way.”

In the past, Dina had been heavily criticized for clubbing and partying with her then-underage daughter, but says she doesn't do that anymore.

"I don’t party with Lindsay. In the early years, I would go with her to clubs, because I wanted to see who the enablers were," she explained.

There are plenty of people who would say Dina only has to look in the mirror to discover the biggest enabler of all, especially since she appears to be in denial about all the excuses she continues to make for her Lindsay.

She recently told Dr. Phil that at least five of Lindsay's car accidents never would have happened had she been living in New York instead of Los Angeles at the time. Lohan's most recent arrest for clipping a man's leg with her car and leaving the scene, seems to have rendered that excuse completely invalid. Dina also told the NYDN that she's worried her daughter is being set up and has her suspicions about her assistant Gavin Doyle, who has been by Lindsay's side during all of her recent legal troubles, which Dina says is "all very sketchy."

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