The successful career of Olivia Newton-John in the entertainment industry had a huge impact on her daughter’s life Chloe Lattanzi. The actress and singer was one of Australia’s biggest stars and she died peacefully at the age of 73 at her Southern California home on Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends. after a long battle with breast cancer.
In 1986 she welcomed her only child, Chloe, with ex-husband Matt Lattanzi, and while she wasn’t necessarily in the spotlight in her youth, Chloe – now 36 – has become a household name.
In 2013, the model revealed that fame had “affected” her and also admitted that it was “difficult to spend much time alone”, since Olivia used to travel a lot when she was just a child.
However, she credited her mother with helping her overcome her personal demons, like his fight against substance abuse, body dysmorphia and anorexia.
Following Olivia’s death, Chloe shared a video in tribute to her mother, with the caption: “You are my light. My safe place. My heart. It has been and continues to be an honor to be your baby and best friend. You are an angel on earth and everyone who has touched you has been blessed. I love you forever, my giver of life, my teacher, my mom.
Four-time Grammy winner Olivia was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, at which time she underwent a partial mastectomy and reconstruction.
In 2019, Chloe confessed to 60 Minutes that she had learned to be stronger and deal with her own demons to be there for her cancer-stricken mother.
“We say we all have our cancers. Mine is my battle against addictions. I have to stay sober for the rest of my life and that is a struggle and it takes work.. We all have our cancers. I’m not trying to make their fight sound small, I’m trying to say that it might be easier to think that we all have things to work out.”
A year earlier, the model claimed that her mother brought her back from the brink of death in a column she wrote for Woman’s Day magazine.
“We both struggle: me with addiction, anxiety and anorexia, and mom with feeling helpless during my darkest hours,” Chloe wrote for the publication.
She went on to explain that it was a difficult time for both of them. “I hated that my life was spread all over the world. It was horrible for me. For my mother it was also a very difficult moment. She felt helpless and she didn’t know what to do. One day we talked about it and she told me: ‘I did everything I could. I sent you to all the specialists, to all the people that I thought could help you.’ I said: ‘You know, breast, all I needed was you‘”.
Chloe was born into fame thanks to the Hollywood career of her mother, the star of the hit film ‘Grease’. Which, she says, raised a lot of her emotional issues.
Also in 2011, Chloe raised concerns after starring in a pop video for her song.
In 2012, he suffered a nervous breakdown after mixing alcohol with prescription drugs, and as a result entered a rehabilitation center for seven months.
In December 2009, Woman’s Day magazine reported that the model had passed out in front of a strip club in West Hollywood. Chloe, who was 23, reportedly fell to the ground and needed help getting up after she and a friend were denied entry to the Star Strip Theatre.
The publication claimed that Chloe was visibly intoxicated and begged the doorman to “please let them in.”
Chloe is also famous for her problems with body dysmorphia and anorexia., and at one point he admitted that he only weighed 37 kilos.
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday in 2013, the artist revealed that she had abused cocaine, alcohol and antidepressants for years before entering rehab.
“Fame completely messes you up. I don’t blame my mother for my problems, but she would never want to be famous or raise my own child around the cult of celebrity. She ruins lives,” she said then.
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