She is a longtime Hollywood icon who is best known for her classic role as Sandy in the 1978 film Grease, but Olivia Newton-John is also a wife and a mother — and it’s time we shine the spotlight on them!
The 70-year-old has been married twice in her life — the first to actor Matt Lattanzi in 1984 in a marriage that lasted 11 years. The pair did have one child while together, a daughter named Chloe Rose Lattanzi. It took some time before the actress tied the knot again, but it happened in 2008 with her current husband, John Easterling.
Today, the pair are quite close, although the “Physical” singer recently revealed that her man hadn’t ever watched Grease before until a certain actor showed it to him. Who was that star? John Travolta. “John invited us for dinner at his house and he has a house with a runway as you do, that was always his dream,” Olivia explained on The Project of how the night began. “So my John was telling JT he never saw the movie, so John invited us on his plane which he recently had refurbished and my husband’s a pilot and he loves planes.”
She added, “He had Grease playing on the television screen so he got to watch it on a plane with me and John.” So cool!
The Xanadu star is currently batting breast cancer for a third time, but does have the backing of John and her daughter. “Of course, I had my moments, and my tears and all that, but I have a wonderful husband who supports me through those things,” she told once People. “I’m feeling good, just getting stronger.”
Let’s get two know these two wonderful people!
The 67-year-old graduated with a degree in environmental science from the University of North Carolina in 1976, before enrolling in the Peace Corps. During his career, John founded a treasure hunting company and a trading company for tribal artifacts, so it’s pretty clear where his interests have always been.
Today, the businessman and environmentalist serves as the CEO and chairman of Amazon Herb Company. And when it comes to he and his wife, the pair were actually friends for 20 years before they even started to date.
“I’m very lucky I have a wonderful, beautiful husband who is just so loving and fantastic. I always tell my friends you’re never too old to find love … I’m grateful,” Olivia once gushed.
Chloe Rose Lattanzi
The 33-year-old is mostly known as a singer and an actress — she actually once wrote a song titled “Can I Trust Your Arms” for her mom’s Hallmark album “Stronger Than Before.” Chloe, who is apparently married to Jamie Driskill, once quit Instagram after being criticized for sharing “happy pictures” on the social media platform after Olivia revealed she was battling cancer.
“I don’t want my life to be public and this [is] the greatest struggle a daughter could go through,” the young woman said in a video. “And the last thing I need is someone telling me that I can’t distract myself and post normal creative pics on my Instagram.”
She added, “My mom is fine and the one thing she told me is to keep being creative positive and take my mind off anything negative. My mom and I are humans and unfortunately, my mother’s cancer has to be everyone’s business.”
We just know that Olivia has a husband and daughter that will always have her back!