Olivia Newton-John’s daughter fights back tears as she opens up about ‘magical’ mum

Oct 10, 2022
Lattanzi, who had a close bond with her late mother, is now continuing her legacy. Source: Getty

It’s been a tough weekend for Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, as she battled with her grief while speaking of her late mother’s legacy during an interview with Today Show‘s Richard Wilkins.

Prior to her emotional interview, hundreds of Melbourne residents and their pets had gathered to honour her late mother as they participated in Newton-John’s annual Walk for Wellness cancer fundraising event on Sunday, October 9.

The event is a 5km walk that aims to raise funds for the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Centre, with the route taking participants through Newton-John’s favourite spots in Melbourne.

While neither Lattanzi nor Newton-John’s husband, John Easterling, were able to attend this year’s walk, Lattanzi assured Today Show viewers they were both “there in spirit” and “just needed to take some time to grieve”.

“It’s so beautiful to see how many people have come out in support of my mum,” the 36-year-old remarked, explaining how the centre gave her mum purpose as she went through her own battle with breast cancer.

“This was her heart. This was what she lived for. She saw the benefits of holistic treatments and acupuncture and music therapy.

“She wanted people to have access to all of those things.

“She is an angel. She was absolutely magical. All she wanted to do was good in the world.

“She didn’t care about the fame or anything like that. Her mission was helping people and animals. I am beyond proud [of her].”

Despite not being there to walk the event herself, Lattanzi has still honoured her mother’s legacy in other ways.

In the weeks leading up to the annual fundraising event, Lattanzi teamed up with cousin Tottie Goldsmith, who is a goodwill ambassador for the treatment centre, to encourage fans and followers to participate in the walk.

Taking to Instagram, Lattanzi shared that she wanted to “carry the torch” for her mum to find wholistic treatments to “put an end to all the suffering cancer causes for countless beings around the planet”.

Meanwhile, Goldsmith announced that Lattanzi would also officially be joining her to work alongside the expert specialists at the treatment centre as they continue to provide access to world-class treatments for those battling cancer.

This year’s walk was the first held since the passing of the Grease star, age 73, in August this year.

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