The Ronsons Open Up About Childhood & Protecting Lindsay Lohan

The Ronsons Open Up About Childhood & Protecting Lindsay Lohan
The Ronson family (from left): Mark, Samantha and Charlotte
Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton for Harper's Bazaar

08/12/2008 01:25PM

Christmas lunch with Al Pacino, working with Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss ... and love life questions from airport security guards?

That's how it is for Samantha Ronson, Lindsay Lohan's celebrity deejay girlfriend, and her two hipster siblings, music producer Mark and fashion designer Charlotte, who open up about their high-profile lives in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, on sale Aug. 19.

When asked about la vida Lohan, a protective Ronson, 31 (who along with her older brother and twin sister dressed as the quirky title characters of the film The Royal Tenenbaums for the feature), says: "She's great. She's also 22 years old. I think people forget that."

"With the Internet the way it is, one second we're enemies, one second we're best friends, one second we're lovers, and then we're broken up," she continues.

Still, the DJ laughs off curiosity about her relationship with Lohan.

"Even the airport security guy in Canada asked me, 'So is it true?'" she says. "It's like, 'Oh, yeah, I'm telling you.' "

In an e-mail to Harper's, Lohan wrote, "I love the Ronsons. They're close to my ♥ and I respect all the work they do." But, she adds: "Samantha and my relationship is a private matter."

The Ronsons also share stories about their unconventional childhood. Mom, Ann Dexter-Jones, was a socialite and dad, Laurence Ronson, was a real-estate heir and band manager.

The two later divorced and Dexter-Jones remarried Mick Jones of Foreigner, leading to family events with Keith Richards and Daryl Hall of R&B duo Hall & Oates.

But Christmas with Pacino was a huge highlight. Recalls Samantha: "I had just watched Scarface, and I don't think I spoke."

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Described by her mom as a "renaissance child" who "had a tremendous curiosity and intensity," Samantha grew up in London and New York with Charlotte, whose clothes are worn by Moss, and Mark, who racked up three Grammys after producing Winehouse's breakthrough album, Back to Black.

Despite their glamorous upbringing, the Ronsons insist that their mother was far from lax.

Jokes Dexter-Jones: "I used to be nicknamed Mommy Dearest."

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