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Lindsay Lohan checks into rehab at Betty Ford Center

May 3, 2013 at 7:31 AM ET

Updated 5:40 p.m. ET: Lindsay Lohan is finally in the right place. Early Friday morning, around 1:30 a.m., the 26-year-old actress checked into Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

The "Mean Girls" star appeared to be in good spirits, hugging a female friend goodbye as the staff helped unload her six pieces of luggage.

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As part of the conditions of her plea deal, Lindsay is required to complete 90 days in court-approved rehab facility.

"I'm just really happy she let go of Mark [Heller]," Lindsay's father, Michael Lohan told E! News Friday.

Lindsay's rep has confirmed that she has retained attorney Shawn Holley for legal counsel. When Heller was contacted, he would not comment.

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"She's done Betty Ford, but she has never done the Lukens Institute where they have one-on-one trauma therapy," Michael added. The Lukens Institute is a rehab program in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Michael was urging Lindsay to attend.

Lohan's father also claimed that Lindsay's run-ins with trouble began after her parents' divorce in 2007. "She needs resolution between her mom and her dad," he said, adding that "I am willing to do it."

We're just glad Lindsay is in a position to get back to being her best self.

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