Being the child of a superstar might sound like a lot of fun — you don’t have to worry about money, people love your parents, and you probably get the best of everything — but not every celebrity child has lived a charmed life, and Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, is one prime example. For Lattanzi, her mother’s fame was helpful at times, yes, but not always.
Though you might not have ever heard of Lattanzi, she’s pretty much always been in her mother’s shadow. The two had an extremely close relationship, and though Lattanzi grew up and started her own businesses and life separate from her mother’s, the two remained tight. Still, as low-key as Lattanzi’s life has been, it’s pretty interesting. The truth about Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe, is dramatic and shows the many ups and downs that come with be being born into a talented and famous family.
Olivia Newton-John and Chloe partnered on a special project
Most people probably immediately think of the movie "Grease" when they think of Olivia Newton-John, and that would make sense. It was certainly the celeb’s biggest film, and it really set her career on fire. But Newton-John had a singing career outside of movies, and in one case, she brought her only child, daughter Chloe Lattanzi, along for the ride.
In 2021, Newton-John got back in the recording studio for the first time in a long time to record a song given to her called "Window in the Wall." In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Newton-John revealed why she chose her daughter for the duet. "The only person I thought of was Chloe to sing it with me, because it was such a personal song," she explained. And as for Lattanzi? She was just happy to be involved. "I was honored that out of all the people my mom could have asked, she asked me," Lattanzi added. "That meant the world to me." It must have been a ton of fun for the mother-daughter duo to get to work together, and it proves how much Lattanzi really valued her mom.
Chloe followed in her mother’s footsteps and became an actor
Olivia Newton-John wasn’t solely a singer, as she’s also appeared in films and television shows. And Newton-John isn’t the only actor in the family, as her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, has acted quite a bit over the years. Lattanzi has appeared in television shows, films, and made-for-TV movies since she first started acting in 1993.
In 2017, Lattanzi appeared in "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming," starring alongside her mother. And, clearly, it was a great project which provided Lattanzi a truly enjoyable experience. "I got to work with a lot of the people I’ve worked with before and it’s such a loving environment," Lattanzi told Entertainment Tonight. "It happened really quickly. I learned my lines basically in like two days and it was a lot of fun." Whether or not Lattanzi chooses to act again in the future is undetermined, but, for a while, it was something she was very passionate about.
Olivia Newton-John’s daughter became a singer
Not every child of a celebrity is lucky to inherit their parents’ talents, but for Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, luck, along with talent, played a part. Lattanzi launched her own singing career, independent of her mother.
According to the Daily Mail, Lattanzi actually started her singing career when she landed her first record deal at just 15 years old. Unfortunately, she also dealt with addiction and told the publication that her struggles affected her ability to finish recording the album. "I had blackouts, I would stay up on three-day-long binges without ever going to sleep. Days and weeks started to blend together," she said. But, in 2015, Lattanzi returned to the studio to record new music both with and without her mother by her side. Clearly, Lattanzi has come a long way in terms of music, and who knows what she’ll do next.
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Chloe Lattanzi doesn’t stress about getting married
For many people, a wedding is the biggest and most important day of their lives — but for Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, that’s not entirely the case. In early 2021, Lattanzi revealed to Us Weekly that though she and her fiancé, James Driskill, had already been engaged for 10 years at that point, she wasn’t in a rush to officially tie the knot.
Specifically, Lattanzi said that they were planning to marry sometime in 2021; however, it appears they are still engaged, as of this writing. "We know we’re soulmates, we know we’re committed — we call each other husband and wife — so we’re just like, ‘OK, we’ll get to the paperwork when we have time,’" she explained. Additionally, Lattanzi added that the two wanted a small wedding anyway and that she had already bought her dress, so there wasn’t much to stress about. Hey, that’s certainly a refreshing perspective from a bride-to-be!
Olivia Newton-John’s daughter has opened up about getting plastic surgery
It’s not uncommon for celebrities — or anyone, really, these days — to undergo plastic surgery to change their appearance or make themselves look younger, and Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, has nothing to hide when it comes to her own plastic surgery journey. In fact, Lattanzi has even admitted to hating some of her previous plastic surgery results.
In an interview with Woman’s Day (via Us Weekly), Lattanzi opened up about her past plastic surgery. "All those things were a disaster," she said of her early work. "Not only did the lip implants look ridiculous, the first boob op I had in Australia when I was 18, left me looking mutilated." Since then, Lattanzi has had the surgeries corrected and feels great. But one thing she also mentioned to the publication was that her mother was always there for her. "Mum supported my surgery decisions because she knew how unhappy I was before."
Chloe Lattanzi has some controversial opinions
Though Olivia Newton-John lived with breast cancer for decades, her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, still isn’t a huge fan of Western medicine. As it turns out, Lattanzi is strongly against vaccines, and she has made her feelings toward them quite clear. Additionally, Lattanzi seems to prefer natural medicine over anything a doctor might prescribe, even when it comes to COVID-19.
Specifically, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Lattanzi shared that she steered clear of anything that isn’t completely natural. "Natural medicine saved my mom’s life," Lattanzi wrote, according to Metro. "So natural medicine is the party I belong to. Not republican!!! Not democrat!" Lattanzi’s views regarding health are so controversial, in fact, that at least one of her Instagram posts has been hidden as it contains false and misleading information. Whatever she believes, it’s clear Lattanzi isn’t afraid to speak her mind, even when it gets her in trouble.
Chloe has struggled with an eating disorder
Just because Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, grew up the daughter of a rich and famous star, that doesn’t mean she’s without her own problems. Sadly, Lattanzi has dealt with disordered eating for a large portion of her life, and it’s something that’s really taken its toll.
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, Lattanzi confirmed that she had struggled with an eating disorder that was destroying her life. "I’ve been sobbing for an hour, feeling the collective energy of strangers all over the world weighing in on my family’s problems. … This life is also what I believe [has] made me sick," she captioned the photo, according to Yahoo!. "The anorexia the depression. I’ve spent my life trying to please strangers. If I continue to do so I will die." Anorexia has been something Lattanzi struggled with for a long time, but she’s reportedly doing much better and in recovery.
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Olivia Newton-John’s daughter is passionate about helping people
Many people had their lives turned upside down during the coronavirus pandemic that swept the world in 2020 — even celebrities like Olivia Newton-John and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, but the pandemic allowed Lattanzi to see things differently than before.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lattanzi was asked how her perspective had changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her response was pretty passionate. "What this time has reinforced is to not get overwhelmed because you can’t change the world," Lattanzi explained. "You can change a person’s life who is standing right next to you," she continued, making it clear she really wants to help people. "Even in the smallest space, be as kind, thoughtful and mindful as you can and the world won’t seem so big. It all begins with you." For Lattanzi, helping people is what life is all about, even on a small scale.
Chloe Lattanzi and her partner run a cannabis farm
Just because Olivia Newton-John and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, are famous and talented doesn’t mean they don’t have other interests outside of Hollywood. In fact, Lattanzi’s legal marijuana farm might just be where she feels most at home.
Lattanzi told The Hollywood Reporter that she and her fiancé, James Driskill, run a cannabis farm, which is also a family affair. The business owner also noted that there was more than just one cannabis product they produce. "It’s Bio Harmonic Tonic, which is a microbial product to help your garden and your plants flourish. And we have our farm, Laughing Dog Farms," she said, adding that everything on the farm is organic and that they "even sing to our plants." Yes, really. Clearly, Lattanzi loves her work on the cannabis farm and has found happiness there.
Chloe is passionate about natural medicine
People have all kinds of passions and hobbies, and discovering new ones can be super fun. For Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, natural medicine is one of her biggest passions, and it’s one that she seems intent on sharing with the world. While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Lattanzi said, "The most important thing for me in life is to be someone who facilitates healing and talks about plant medicine. I want to show a wide array of perspectives." Natural medicine is clearly one of the most important things in Lattanzi’s life, and its a passion her mom also embraced.
"[My husband] has been growing [cannabis] for me for a number of years and I’ve benefited so much," Newton-John told The Hollywood Reporter. "I was able to wean myself off morphine a couple of years ago when I broke my sacrum using cannabis and I want to let people know the healing values of plant medicine."
Olivia Newton-John’s daughter appeared on a reality show
In addition to her singing and acting career, as well as her cannabis farm business venture, Olivia Newton-John’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, also appeared on a fun reality competition show. Lattanzi starred in Australia’s "Dancing with the Stars" and reportedly had a blast. And while she was eventually eliminated in a Cha-Cha dance-off, Lattanzi still had a pretty impressive run on the show.
In an interview with Stellar magazine (via the Daily Mail), Lattanzi pointed out that people shouldn’t have been so surprised at her success on the Australian version of the reality show. "People forget that I’m a legitimate singer and musician because my depression and anxiety have overshadowed that part of me," she said. "I want people to see me for who I am, not an illness I overcame." Lattanzi might not have won the competition, but she clearly had a lot of fun on the show and was able to showcase just how talented she truly is.
Olivia Newton-John’s daughter has a kind of godfather in this celebrity
As Olivia Newton-John had breast cancer since the early 1990s, she decided to plan out what would happen if she doesn’t survive; in particular, Newton-John worked to make sure her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, would be okay. According to Woman’s Day, Newton-John wasn’t afraid of much but did worry for her daughter. "The hardest thing for Olivia isn’t the thought of dying but leaving Chloe behind, fragile and virtually alone in the world," an insider told the publication. "This causes her the most grief and torment."
So, while Newton-John had already worked to set Lattanzi up financially for the future, she also had to ensure someone would look out for her daughter emotionally. Newton-John looked to her friend and former co-star John Travolta for help. "She’s asked John to pledge to be that person," the source explained. "He didn’t blink an eye and said, ‘Of course.’" This pledge ensured that Lattanzi would be totally cared for no matter what.
Chloe Lattanzi’s heartbreaking response to Olivia Newton-John’s death
Olivia Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer back in 1992. In 2013, the cancer had returned and metastasized to her shoulder and, in 2017, her cancer returned for a third time (via Yahoo). Sadly, on August 8, 2022, Newton-John’s husband, John Easterling, took to Facebook to announce that his wife had died that morning at the age of 73, surrounded by loved ones.
Two months before her mother’s death, Chloe Lattanzi posted a photo of her and Newton-John to Instagram with what now seems like an elegiac caption: "Always and forever mama. I got you. I see you. I will walk with you to the ends of the earth no questions asked."
On August 5, Lattanzi posted another such photo with a devotional caption. Then Lattanzi fell silent. Following Easterling’s announcement on August 8, Lattanzi shared a series of photos of her and her mom on Instagram, sans caption. The following day, Newton-John’s daughter took to Instagram once more, sharing a video of the mother-daughter duo recording the song "Window In The Wall." Lattanzi captioned the post, "You are my lighthouse mama. My safe place. My heart space. It has been my honor and continues to be my honor 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."