Olivia Newton-John’s daughter gets candid about the loss of her ‘mama’

Aug 23, 2022
Chloe Lattanzi has dedicated her social media posts to her late mother. Source: Instagram @therealonj

Olivia Newton-John’s only child Chloe Lattanzi has taken to social media to share a tearful message about the loss of her mother following her death from cancer on August 8.

The 36-year-old shared a quote from author Jamie Anderson that talks about grief and its connection with love.

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love,” the quote reads.

“It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot.

“All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest.

“Grief is just love with no place to go.”

The post prompted an outpouring of empathy and kind words from Lattanzi’s followers.

“Grief is never-ending. We hold them in our hearts always… Years go by and the tears will just flow. It means we loved them so.”

“It’s the hardest thing. Exactly this. No place to direct it. No response in the way we are used to. A big fat huge hole….. but one day our hearts open and the love flows again. The connection never ever dies, it really doesn’t. It’s different and it’s painful but it’s also all the things you always felt in life too. It won’t ever be lost x.”

“That is so true Chloe. I’ve been listening to your mom’s album Liv On. I feel so much love for her when she comforts me in her own words with her own voice. What a gift.”

“We grieve because we love. How fortunate we are for the gift of life and love. Please be patient with yourself. Grief is not linear but is forever.”

Since losing her mother, Lattanzi and celebrities alike have paid tribute to the late actress. Many of Lattanzi’s recent posts have been throwback photos and videos with her mother, which she shared alongside heart-wrenching captions.

Two weeks ago Lattanzi shared a behind-the-scenes look at a recording of Window in the Wall, a duet she sang with her mother back in 2021.

“You are my lighthouse mama,” Lattanzi wrote alongside the footage.

“My safe place. My heart space.

“It has been my honour and continues to be my honour to be your baby and best friend. You are an angel on earth and everyone touched by you has been blessed. I love you forever my life giver, my teacher, my mama.”

The Grease star passed away at the age of 73 following her decades-long battle with cancer.

Her husband, John Easterling, announced news of her death in a post on social media, writing: “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.”

Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, before overcoming the disease after undergoing a partial mastectomy and chemotherapy.

However, her cancer returned in 2013 and despite beating the disease a second time, Newton-John’s cancer came back a third time in 2017 after it had spread to her bones and developed to stage four.

Newton-John is survived by her husband John Easterling, her daughter Chloe Lattanzi, sister Sarah Newton-John, brother Toby Newton-John as well as several nieces and nephews.

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