The Tragic Story Of Olivia Newton-John Is Just Plain Sad


Olivia Newton-John’s sunny personality helped
make her a star in the seventies and eighties. But as the years have passed, she’s endured
one tragedy after another. Let’s take a closer look at her story. Vanishing boyfriend Unlike her character in Grease, Newton-John
had a hard time finding that special someone to be as “Hopelessly Devoted” to her as Danny
Zuko was to Sandy. In 1995, for example, she and her husband
of 10 years, actor Matt Lattanzi, divorced amid rumors that he was unfaithful. Then her subsequent long-term boyfriend, cameraman
Patrick McDermott, literally disappeared. McDermott and Newton-John dated for nine years
before he vanished in 2005 after embarking on a fishing trip in San Pedro, California. He was reported missing roughly a week later
when he failed to show up to a family event. He was never seen or heard from again. Several years later, though, he was rumored
to have been spotted in Mexico, allegedly having secretly fled to the country to escape
a large amount of debt. The United States Coast Guard’s official determination
was that McDermott was lost at sea during that fateful voyage, but the rumors forced
Newton-John to relive the whole ordeal. It hasn’t been easy. She told Australian Women’s Weekly, “I don’t think I will ever really be at peace
with it.” “Those are the things in life you have to
accept.” Daughter’s struggles Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi,
suffered from an eating disorder as a teenager. At one point, she weighed only 90 pounds at
5 foot 6 inches tall. She spoke about her struggles in a 2013 interview
with Entertainment Tonight, in which she noted, “It’s just really sad because I was just a
little girl, and now I look at it and I look like a walking skeleton.” Lattanzi believes that the anxiety of being
a celebrity’s child fueled her anorexia and substance abuse. She told the Daily Mail in 2013, “Fame totally messes you up. I don’t blame my mother for my problems, but
I would never want to be famous or raise a child of my own around the cult of celebrity. It ruins lives.” In October 2015, Lattanzi credited her fiancé,
martial artist James Driskill, with being a big help as she made a full recovery. “It seems like you’ve been through quite a
life’s journey. Where are you at today?” “I’m really happy. I’m stable and I’m in a loving relationship.” Cancer comes calling 1992 was a particularly painful year for Olivia
Newton-John. Her 5-year-old goddaughter and her father
both died from cancer that year. And just two weeks after her dad’s passing,
she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She subsequently underwent a partial mastectomy,
breast reconstruction, and chemotherapy and became cancer-free for more than 20 years. She went on to found the Olivia Newton-John
Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Australia. Alas, cancer was not done with her family. In May 2013, her older sister lost her battle
with brain cancer, on their late mother’s birthday, no less. Reflecting on her life’s challenges in 2000,
Newton-John told People Magazine, “I’m a much stronger person than I realized. Sometimes you need to be confronted with things
before you really know your potential.” Cancer’s return In May 2017, Newton-John revealed that she
was again diagnosed with breast cancer and that this time it had spread to her lower
back. Nevertheless, she felt positive that she would
win her latest battle with cancer and would soon be back to her long-lived business of
entertaining the masses. But her path to a clean bill of health has
not been an easy one. In August 2019, Newton-John revealed that
she was secretly admitted to her own cancer center the year before, when her stage 4 breast
cancer spread to the sacrum bone in her spine. She was hospitalized for three weeks, sneaking
around wearing a beanie and a face mask. She called it her “scariest” experience with
the disease because it had affected her bones, and she admitted that she even had to learn
to walk again. “When you’re given a cancer diagnosis or a
scary illness diagnosis, you’re suddenly given a possibility of a time limit.” “So every day is a gift now, yeah, particularly
now.” A death in her house What started out as a dream home for Newton-John
and her second husband, natural health businessman John Easterling, eventually became a house
of horrors. The couple purchased a luxurious waterside
mansion in Florida’s Jupiter Inlet County in 2009, and after owning it for four years,
they decided to put it on the market. They hired a contractor to oversee extensive
renovations that would increase the value of the sale. But the man they hired for the work, Christopher
Pariseleti, reportedly took his own life by gunshot wound in one of the property’s bedrooms
while Newton-John and Easterling were away. The couple then had so much trouble selling
the home that they even brought in an exorcist to cleanse it of any lingering spirits. In 2015, the $5.5 million listing was taken
off the market. In January 2016, the Miami Herald reported
that it was finally sold to a Swedish advertising executive for $5 million cash. If you or anyone you know is having suicidal
thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

61 thoughts on “The Tragic Story Of Olivia Newton-John Is Just Plain Sad

  1. She is still absolutely gorgeous today imfao and seeing her daughter is just mind boggling how her beauty got passed along.

  2. From all reports, she is an all round nice person and has been passionate about animal welfare for many years.
    I remember reading a story where she tried to stop Japabese from herding family pods of dolphins into a shallow cove and slaughtering them.

  3. Omg I didn't know she had a daughter wow )? She sounds the same as she did on grease she hasn't changed one bit she still looks so beautiful

  4. Maybe he fell off the boat and washed up on shore with amnesia, just like Jason Bourne in the “Bourne Identity”,

  5. Don’t make the Modern Woman Mistake! – Girls, commit to God! Evidenced by regular church attendance (Don’t give that “I’m a spiritual person, not religious excuse.) Find your committed Christian husband by socializing among the church or church-related activities. (I urge Catholicism despite the horrors happening in the church these days days.) Marriage is not just a commitment to each other. It is also a commitment to God. Marriage is Holy Matrimony, primarily religious, secondarily romantic (Don’t Roll your eyes!) “Seek first the Kingdom of God and all else will be given you.”

  6. Olivia s story is not plain sad , she's one of the world's top super stars , Absolutely gifted with looks, talent & personality! She has experienced a few bolts of what we all go through , the the tough times , Olivia has a beautiful home with outstanding love in her life 💕 a beautiful loving daughter ,she's lived a fabulous life many can only dream of ..It's truly admirable , her battle with cancer & even now always trying to help others as well as herself along her path . Olivia Newton John is truly blessed . Please don't paint her to be a victim as she's nobody's victim .

  7. Sad but bittersweet as life is. You'd never guess how tragic her life has been by her perennial sunny disposition and smiles. I'm the same age as Olivia, one day older. We all have our tragedies in life, our "crosses to bear" hers are just more out in the open because she's famous and a celebrity. Looks like her daughter has had face work done as well. As Ethel Kennedy stated, "no one gets a free ride" at Life University! Thanks for sharing…Olivia is one beautiful inside and out brave woman indeed and a great humanitarian as well.

  8. I've met Olivia a few times over the years, the last time in 2017 & she is just as lovely as you would hope that she would be & absolutely stunning in person, her eyes are like sapphires.

  9. Anyone who knows me knows I’ve seen “Grease” a minimum of 300 times. 200 times before turning 13. My mom couldn’t stop me; but she knew the adult content went right over my head.
    I cherish the memories of watching the edited version of Grease 1x a yr. on network TV-(before VHS.) We sang every song, & knew the dialogue verbatim.
    I lost her to cancer last yr. She loved & adored ONJ almost as much as me.

  10. I love Olivia.She is a class act with so much dignity and grace.I saw her live in 1975 when I was 15 and had a big crush on her.I saw her live again in 2017 in Vancouver.She was great.Sorry to hear she has cancer for a third time and I hope the best for her.From a long time fan.

  11. The title of this and content DO NOT REFLECT ONJ!!! She would be the first to tell you she has NOT had a "Tragic" life! Yeah I'll dare speak for her because she has been my inspiration musically and muse since I was 16 yrs old. Life has thrown curve balls at her..absolutely…just like it does to EVERYONE. How we deal with those extreme challenges of life represent our character. ONJ would never want anyone's pity or anyone to feel sorry for her. She has spent her life sharing her gifts with others…to describe her life as tragic is an insult to her and everyone who loves her.

  12. Ur makin it sound like her whole life is plain sad. STOP IT!! Olivia has a great life but like all of us it's not perfect.

  13. Many people suffer many things and no one will know. She is fortunate that her fame gives her a immense support network.

  14. Her daughter looks like a Science Project. For someone so young all that Plastic Surgery made her look like a 60 year old with tons of work done.

  15. Tragic, always tragic. Tell that to the non rich, non famous people who can't afford treatment. Please, why the stupid headlines? Just why? Oh wait, money. Fu.

  16. I am annoyed at myself for even clicking play on my screen. All you did was point out all the negative things that has happened in Olivia's life. That is exactly the opposite of what Olivia does in her thinking. Nicki, How about pointing out some of her accomplishments and stop focusing on the tragedies. Horrible video

  17. We all go though tribulations in life, it,s a matter of how we deal with them. Trust in God/Christ Jesus. Amen

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