Olivia Newton-John’s daughter reflects on first Christmas without ‘mama’

Dec 29, 2022
Chloe Lattanzi entered the festive season by focusing on "all the love" and "the joy" that is felt at the time of year with a series of photos of her family coming together for the big day. Source: Getty Images.

The daughter of the late Dame Olivia Newton-John, Chloe Lattanzi, has opened up about her first Christmas without her “mama” in a touching message to social media.

Australians were left in a state of mourning following the devastating loss of the Australian entertainment icon who passed away following a long battle with cancer in August of this year.

The Grease star died peacefully surrounded by her family at her Southern California ranch, according to her husband John Easterling who announced her passing via social media.

“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” he wrote at the time.


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After what was surely a difficult year for Lattanzi, the 36 year old entered the festive season by focusing on “all the love” and “the joy” that is felt at the time of year with a series of photos of her family coming together for the big day.

“Happy belated Christmas everyone. I am of no religion but enjoy this day so much. It is a day to give to all those you love and treasure,” she wrote.

“This is A day that you don’t focus on you, you focus on the joy you can bring others, it’s my first Christmas without my mama in physical form. But her spirit was everywhere. All the love all the joy all of it….. my mama. Merry Christmas to everyone.

“I wish all creatures great and small health happiness joy peace and prosperity, great spirit lies within you all.

“I love you earth family.”

Fans were quick to not only wish Lattanzi and her family a Merry Christmas but to also offer messages of support and pay tribute to the late Newton-John.

“I love you so much @chloelattanziofficial I’m sending you lots of love and hugs!! Your mommy will always be by your side forever!!! You’re the #1 person I admire because with everything you’ve gone through this year you continue moving forward and always remember that I love you and all the fans including me are always here for you,” one fan wrote.

“Merry Christmas Chloe from Sydney Australia. Thinking about you and John and of course your husband James and all your extended family here in Australia. Your first Christmas without your beautiful Mama my heart goes out to you, we miss Olivia so much, when Olivia passed a huge part of Australia went with her. May she rest in peace, no more pain.”

“I’m so glad you had a wonderful day. Merry Christmas to you all. The first of everything without a loved one is difficult but it just reminds us of how much love we had and still have for them. You’re beautiful mama will always be with you darling chloe,” wrote another.

“Merry Christmas to you dear and merry heavenly Christmas to your beautiful mom. She is greatly missed.”

Newton-John’s daughter has made a conscious effort to keep her mother’s memory alive. Recently she shared footage of her late mother performing a beautiful song that they had worked on together.

In a post made to Instagram on Thursday, November 10, Lattanzi revealed that she shared her mum’s passion for music and songwriting, and had even collaborated with her mum on a song for an album intended to help raise money for cancer research.

“One of the greatest joys mama and I shared was our love of music and writing together,” the 36-year-old began her post.

“One Christmas, I pretended to not be interested in writing with her, only to surprise her with these lyrics I had written in a CD box on the piano as a Christmas gift titled Can I Trust Your Arms.

“She then wrote the most beautiful melody to them.”

Lattanzi detailed the “hard time” she experienced which inspired her to write the song.

“I was sick and my mama was desperate to help me, but no one could help but me,” she wrote.

“My journey was to be where I was at that point in time. I didn’t know how to ask for help or let anyone in. This was my way of telling her what I was feeling.

“When I watch her sing, I watch her feeling her daughter. I watch a mother’s love.”

She continues to explain how she believes her mum was more than a performer, saying that her “mama’s” voice was “healing”.

Lattanzi concluded her post by saying: “I love you every moment of my waking and sleeping existence.”

“You walk with me now. Every step I take. Every move I make I feel absolutely guided by you. I love you soulmate.”

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