Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has confirmed she is “going out” with DJ Sam Ronson.

There have been constant rumours about their relationship, with everyone from Ms Lohan’s father to the Los Angeles chief of police publicly airing their views.

Ms Ronson, speaking on a phone in radio show in the US about the plane crash last weekend in which her friend DJ AM was seriously injured. She then passed the phone to Ms Lohan.

Presenter Ted Stryker asked her:

“You and Samantha, have been going out for how long now?

“Like two years, one year, five months, two months?”

“For a very long time,” Ms Lohan replied.

The two have been friends for years and it is said they got closer during Ms Lohan’s stint at rehab last year, but the movie star’s publicist has always denied they are in a relationship.

Earlier this month they issued a joint statement criticising the Republican party nominee for Vice President of the United States, Sarah Palin.

“I find it quite interesting that a woman who now is running to be second in command of the United States only four years ago had aspirations to be a television anchor, which is probably all she is qualified to be.”

Lohan also attacked the candidate’s views on sexuality: “Is it a sin to be gay? Should it be a sin to be straight? Or to use birth control? Or to have sex before marriage? Or even to have a child out of wedlock?

“Is our country so divided that the Republicans’ best hope is a narrow-minded, media-obsessed homophobe?”

In August Ms Lohan hit out at the Los Angeles police chief after he said she had “gone gay.”

Chief William Bratton made the remark while explaining why he does support a crackdown on the paparazzi.

“If you notice, since Britney started wearing clothes and behaving, Paris is out of town not bothering anybody, thank God, and evidently, Lindsay Lohan has gone gay, we don’t seem to have much of an issue,” Bratton told LA news channel KNBC.

“Police chiefs shouldn’t get involved in everyone else’s business when it comes to their personal life. It’s inappropriate,” Lohan said in a video filmed by paparazzi and posted on celebrity website TMZ.