Throughout the years, Olivia Newton-John has received endless love and support from her only child, Chloe Rose Lattanzi. Now that the Grease star’s daughter is all grown up, she was extremely proud to watch Chloe follow in her creative footsteps.
In 1984, Olivia tied the knot for the first time with fellow actor Matt Lattanzi. Two years after walking down the aisle, the pair welcomed Chloe in 1986, but they called it quits nearly a decade later in 1995.
Following her divorce, the Xanadu actress focused on her career and established her spot as a beloved celebrity. Throughout the late ’90s and 2000s, she starred in films including 1996’s It’s My Party, 2001’s The Wilde Girls and more. As Olivia cemented her status in Hollywood, she remained as close as ever with her little girl.
The “You’re the One That I Want” singer’s bond with her gorgeous mini-me has became even stronger as she’s battled breast cancer throughout the years. In September 2018, the actress revealed her third diagnosis during a candid interview on Channel Seven’s Sunday Night.
Sadly, on August 8, 2022, Olivia’s second husband, John Easterling, whom she married in 2008, announced that the actress died at age 73.
“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” the statement on John’s Facebook read.
The statement continued, “Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).”
Before her death, Olivia made the most of her time by spending it with her spouse and Chloe. “I think the thing I keep relearning is gratitude and just to relax. Life is not to be rushed through, it’s to be savored and be grateful,” the U.K. native exclusively told Closer in 2019. “So I’m really, really, happy — I’m maybe at my happiest right now.”
Olivia was over the moon about watching Chloe grow up and become successful. At the time, her daughter appeared on Australia’s version of Dancing With the Stars in February 2020, and Olivia praised Chloe for having the most incredible debut performance.
“I am so proud. I’m so proud and my heart is beating so fast and I’m trying not to cry,” the doting mama gushed to host Amanda Keller after Chloe and her dance partner, Gustavo Viglio, wrapped up. “She did a wonderful job — just gorgeous, just gorgeous.”
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