Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, shares video tribute to ‘lighthouse mama’: Inside their bond


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Olivia Newton-John died on Monday on the age of 73, and he or she was remembered as an iconic singer, actress, advocate for most cancers analysis, and a faithful mom to her solely daughter, Chloe Lattanzi.

On Tuesday, the 36-year-old actress and singer, who’s father is Newton-John’s ex-husband, Matt Lattanzi, shared a touching video tribute to her “lighthouse mama.”

The submit included behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of their duet “Window within the Wall.”

“You might be my lighthouse mama. My protected place. My coronary heart house. It has been my honor and continues to be my honor to be your child and finest pal. You might be an angel on earth and everybody touched by you has been blessed. I really like you without end my life giver, my instructor, my mama,” she captioned the video.

Lattanzi not too long ago relocated from the hashish farm she owned with fiancé James Driskill in Portland, Oregon, again right down to California in July to stay together with her mother.

“We formally moved out of our home in Portland,” she wrote on Fb. “Within the truck my man towing the uhaul. So excited to get again to my mama! Right here’s to a brand new chapter!!!”

Lattanzi admitted it was troublesome at occasions to develop up because the daughter of a legendary performer however that they have been each fiercely protecting of one another.


Olivia Newton-John, left, and daughter Chloe Lattanzi, proven in 2016, have been fiercely shut and protecting of one another.
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“I believe it is laborious to be the kid of an individual within the limelight, I actually perceive that,” she stated throughout an interview with “60 Minutes” in 2016.

“There’s privilege, however there’s additionally different issues that come together with that.”

Lattanzi starred on the MTV singing competitors “Rock the Cradle” in 2008, the place she completed in third place. Throughout the present, she recalled feeling a way of loneliness rising up.

“I spent a variety of time alone in large homes,” she stated. “My mother traveled lots, so I believe I missed out lots once I was youthful.”

However there have been nonetheless many fond occasions for Lattanzi as she wrote about her childhood being stuffed with “magical reminiscences” together with her “hero” mom in an op-ed penned for Lady’s Day in 2018.

“To most individuals she is Olivia Newton-John, the star, however to me she is just my mum and I could not be extra grateful for that.”

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, with daughter Chloe and former husband Matt Lattanzi. The actor and the singer called it quits in 1995.

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, with daughter Chloe and former husband Matt Lattanzi. The actor and the singer referred to as it quits in 1995.
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Daughter Chloe Lattanzi, left, and husband John Easterling, center, support Olivia Newton-John, right, in 2019 at her annual walk for her cancer research and wellness center in Australia.

Daughter Chloe Lattanzi, left, and husband John Easterling, heart, assist Olivia Newton-John, proper, in 2019 at her annual stroll for her most cancers analysis and wellness heart in Australia.
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Lattanzi struggled with nervousness and dependancy, and recalled a dialog the place her mom admitted she “felt powerless” to assist.

“We have been simply speaking about it and he or she stated to me, ‘I did every part I may. I despatched you to each specialist, each particular person I believed would possibly be capable of assist,’” Lattanzi wrote.

“I informed her, ‘ Mum, all I actually wanted was you.’ She checked out me and eventually realised the ability she has – that her love is probably the most highly effective therapeutic software on this planet.”

She wrote concerning the “terrible” first time her mom confronted a most cancers prognosis and the way she grew to become “extraordinarily protecting” of the “Xanadu” star.

With Newton-John’s more moderen battle, Lattanzi stated her “entire world was collapsing” and he or she was indignant for her mom however was additionally impressed by her energy of optimistic considering. They each tried to guard one another.

“What most cancers has finished for Mum and me is to remind us to take each second we are able to to take pleasure in one another,” she wrote. “We have been via lots collectively, however not a day goes by once I’m not joyful and proud to name her my mum.”

Chloe Lattanzi, left, and mother Olivia Newton-John, right, celebrate the 35th anniversary of "Xanadu" with the world premiere of their music video, "You Have to Believe," at Share Nightclub, Aug. 9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chloe Lattanzi, left, and mom Olivia Newton-John, proper, rejoice the thirty fifth anniversary of “Xanadu” with the world premiere of their music video, “You Need to Imagine,” at Share Nightclub, Aug. 9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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When Lattanzi competed on Australia’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2020, Newton-John was emotional within the viewers throughout considered one of her daughter’s performances.

“I’m so proud … I’m so proud and my coronary heart is thrashing so quick, and I’m attempting to not cry,” she stated, “You have been so stunning, darling. You probably did such a beautiful job. It was simply attractive.”

Lattanzi and her mother collaborated on the only “The Window within the Wall” in January 2021, a follow-up to their 2016 hit “You Need to Imagine.”

“There may be all the time one thing particular about singing with my daughter,” Newton-John stated in a press launch. “She not solely has a stunning voice, she’s an incredible musician with super instincts as a singer.”

After they have been quarantined in California collectively because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Newton-John liked the time she needed to reconnect together with her daughter.

Chloe Lattanzi, left, supported her mother just as much as Olivia Newton-John, right, supported her. They are pictured at a walk in 2019 for Newton-John's cancer research and wellness center in Australia.

Chloe Lattanzi, left, supported her mom simply as a lot as Olivia Newton-John, proper, supported her. They’re pictured at a stroll in 2019 for Newton-John’s most cancers analysis and wellness heart in Australia.
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“I labored my entire life, and the longest interval I can bear in mind being dwelling was my being pregnant with Chloe and the primary yr or two of her life,” Newton-John informed Individuals journal. “So it’s been fantastic reconnecting with my child. She is my motive to be.”

Newton-John died “peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by household and pals,” her household shared on Monday.

“We ask that everybody please respect the household’s privateness throughout this very troublesome time. Olivia has been a logo of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast most cancers.”

The “Hopelessly Dedicated to You” songstress was recognized simply as a lot for her prime hits, together with “Bodily” and “You are the One That I Need,” as she was for her starring function alongside John Travolta in “Grease.”


“Her therapeutic inspiration and pioneering expertise with plant drugs continues with the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund, devoted to researching plant drugs and most cancers. In lieu of flowers, the household asks that any donations be made in her reminiscence to the @onjfoundation,” the household stated.

“Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Inventory, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Corridor.”

Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling married in 2008 in Peru after meeting through friends 15 years before. They are pictured in 2015.

Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling married in 2008 in Peru after assembly via pals 15 years earlier than. They’re pictured in 2015.
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Actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John embrace in a promotional still for the film "Grease," directed by Randal Kleiser in 1978.

Actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John embrace in a promotional nonetheless for the movie “Grease,” directed by Randal Kleiser in 1978.
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Three days earlier than her dying, Lattanzi shared a photograph of her mom and wrote, “I worship this lady. My mom. My finest pal.”


John Travolta shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram to his former “Grease” costar. “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so a lot better. Your impression was unbelievable. I really like you a lot. We’ll see you down the highway and we’ll all be collectively once more. Yours from the second I noticed you and without end! Your Danny, your John!”

Songs she sang within the American traditional, “Hopelessly Dedicated to You,” and the duets with Travolta, “You are the One That I Need” and “Summer time Nights,” ranked on the highest Billboard hits for the yr.

The film, which additionally starred Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Michael Tucci, was filmed on a $6 million funds at Venice Excessive Faculty, John Marshall Excessive Faculty and Huntington Park Excessive in Los Angeles. It went on to make greater than $396 million worldwide.

Newton-John launched into the undertaking after already discovering success as a singer, and earned her first of 4 Grammy Awards in 1973 with the Finest Feminine Nation Vocalist trophy for “Let Me Be There.”


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