Who is Olivia Newton John husband? John Easterling and Matt Lattanzi
Olivia Newton-John is one of the most successful global solo artists of her generation. Olivia has sold over 100 million records worldwide, starred in one of the greatest musical films of all time, and is a world-class national treasure (though we must share her with Australia).
How old is Olivia Newton-John and where is she from? Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948. She celebrated her 73rd birthday in 2021.
Olivia was born in Cambridge, England, to Brinley ‘Bryn’ Newton-John (1914-1992) and Welsh Irene Helene (1914-2003).
Her Jewish maternal grandfather, Nobel laureate physicist Max Born, fled Germany with his family before World War II to Britain to escape the Nazis. Her maternal grandmother was of Jewish ancestry in terms of her father, and she was the third cousin of comedian Ben Elton.
Her father, an MI5 officer in Bletchley Park’s Enigma project, detained Rudolf Hess during World War II. After the war, he became headmaster of Cambridgeshire Boys’ High School. In 1954, when Olivia was six years old, the Newton-John family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where her father was a professor of German at the University of Melbourne.
Olivia Newton-John is the mother of daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi and her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi. Lattanzi is also an actor and singer. In 2008, she appeared on the MTV reality show Rock the Cradle and won third place. In 2017, she had a role in the B-movie Sharknado 5.
In 2021, Olivia and Chloe release a duet together. Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and was diagnosed the same weekend her father died. She later recovered and has been an advocate for breast cancer research and other health issues ever since. Proceeds from several of their albums benefit breast cancer research.
In May 2017, it was announced that her breast cancer had returned and had metastasized to her lower back. In March 2018, she updated her condition, saying she felt “very good.” In 2021, she gave another positive update, saying she felt “really great.” Has Olivia Newton-John been on Eurovision?
In 1974, Olivia Newton-John represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, singing the song “Long Live Love”. The song was chosen from six possible entries from the British public, although she later admitted she didn’t like the song.
At the race in Brighton, she placed fourth behind ABBA-winning Swedish competitor Waterloo.