Days after photos of them nuzzling necks in Cannes, France, surfaced, he tells Usmagazine.com their romance "is evident to anyone with half a brain." Still, he adds, "Just like the [topless] Marilyn Monroe spread, Linds is my daughter and there are just some things a father doesn’t want to see or hear, regardless of whether they are true or false." His daughter, 21, "is a big girl, and she can make her own life choices.
Then it is between her and God." Michael — who volunteers for a Christian-based rehab organization — couldn’t help but take a swipe at his ex Dina (who just debuted her new E! reality show). "Maybe her mother’s life revolves around the tabloids and reports, but mine doesn’t," Michael says. "I am into setting a good example and doing good things that don’t deceive or exploit my kids. But I will say this: While we were a family, you never even saw or heard a negative thing about any of us. But since the separation, look at everything that has happened!"