The world mourned the loss of the Australian singer and actress, Olivia Newton-John, when she passed away at 73 on August 8, 2022, after a relentless three-decade battle with cancer. As the first anniversary of her death approaches, her family recalls the mysterious ways in which she still touches their lives.
John Easterling, Newton-John's husband, and Chloe Lattanzi, her daughter, shared heartwarming accounts with People magazine of how the 'Grease' star seems to be watching over them, with occurrences they describe as "supernatural." Chloe fondly recalled a peculiar incident when her phone spontaneously captured a picture of her dog, revealing a small blue orb hovering nearby.
This orb, Chloe emphasized, mirrored the shade of an aquamarine pendant necklace that once belonged to Newton-John, a memento now cherished by her daughter. Chloe recounted past conversations with her mother, where they fantasized about the paranormal.
"She'd always say she'd come back as one of those orbs," Lattanzi remembered.
Newton-John's Romantic Journey
Chloe, born from Newton-John's first marriage to Matt Lattanzi in 1984, is her only child. The couple separated in 1995.
Newton-John later found love with Easterling, and they exchanged vows in a picturesque Incan spiritual ceremony in Peru in 2008. Returning to Florida, they celebrated their commitment with a seaside wedding on Jupiter Island.
Easterling, too, narrated his mystical encounter. On a poignant journey back to Peru, marking what would have been their 15th wedding anniversary and carrying his late wife's ashes, he took a photo capturing a similar blue orb between his eyes.
Reflecting on these inexplicable moments, he remarked, "It’s been a supernatural year." This October, as a tribute to Newton-John's enduring legacy, Easterling and Lattanzi will spearhead Olivia's Walk for Wellness in Melbourne.
The event is dedicated to raising funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre. Diagnosed multiple times over the years, Olivia's first tryst with breast cancer was in 1992. She chronicled her journey in her 2019 memoir, "Don't Stop Believin'" Her courageous fight made her a beacon of hope for many.
Beyond her battle, she is celebrated for her musical accomplishments, with hits like "Physical" and "Magic," and her iconic role alongside John Travolta in "Grease." Her timeless classics, including "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and duets with Travolta, are still celebrated today.
Budgeted at $6 million, "Grease" recorded a whopping $396 million in global earnings. Before her cinematic fame, Newton-John had already carved a niche in music, winning her first Grammy in 1973. The world may have lost a star, but her light continues to shine brightly in myriad ways.