Inside Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi’s beautiful mother-daughter relationship

Olivia and Chloe always had each other's backs!
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As news of Australian icon Olivia Newton-John’s death travelled across the globe, none were more devastated than the Grease star’s beloved daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, who called her mum her “best friend” just days prior to her death. 

Posting a sweet snap of herself and her mum matching in white outfits, Chloe captioned the image, “I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend. @therealonj”

WATCH: Olivia Newton-John bids sad farewell to daughter Chloe. Article continues after video. 

As news broke of the Grease star’s death, Chloe again shared a slew of sweet snaps, including a black and white image of herself as a little girl kissing her mother’s face.

She also included a more recent shot of the pair preparing for a television interview.

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Chloe broke her silence on Instagram a day after news of Olivia’s passing broke, re-posting a video of her and her mum Olivia singing Window In The Wall


Chloe posted this sweet image calling her mum her “best friend” just days before her death. (Credit: Instagram)

Alongside the video, Chloe penned a touching tribute, writing, “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.”

Watch Below: Chloe Lattanzi pays tribute to her mother Olivia Newton-John

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Olivia’s death is extremely difficult for the 37-year-old, who was notoriously close with her mother and has publicly struggled with mental health and addiction issues over the years. 

In a 2020 interview with 10 News First, Olivia and Chloe got candid as they discussed how Chloe has overcome drug addiction, depression, anorexia, and body dysmorphia.

Olivia gushed: “She’s doing things I never could have done. I never did anything ambitious as you are doing, darling.”

Chloe and Olivia were notoriously close. (Credit: Instagram)

Chloe, whose father is actor Matt Lattanzi, explained how her stint on Dancing With The Stars had been a “rebirth” for her.

“I am having the time of my life, it’s like a rebirth,” she said, as she explained she hopes her story will inspire others who are suffering mental from physical illnesses.

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Proud mum Olivia couldn’t hold back her praise for her daughter.

“You just have a natural beauty and grace that is just so wonderful to watch, it just makes me well up,” she added.

Olivia regularly gushed over her daughter Chloe. (Credit: Network 10)

In the time since her mother’s death, Chloe has made sure to keep Olivia’s legacy alive, especially through the annual Walk for Wellness, a yearly charity walk that raises funds for wellness programs at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Center. 

“It’s so beautiful to see how many people have come out in support of my mum,” Chloe told The Today Show at the time. 

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“This was her heart. This is what she lived for. She saw the benefits of holistic treatments and wanted people to have access to all of those things,” she continued. 

Olivia, John and Chloe at the 2019 Walk for Wellness. (Credit: 2019)

Reflecting on her first Mother’s Day without her beloved in 2023, Chloe shared a touching tribute to her Instagram. 

“I hold you in my heart in every moment. I feel your wings wrapped around me at all times,” she wrote.

“I will strive to do good works in your honour and because like mother like daughter. We live in our hearts. You gave me that. You gave me all. For all those who don’t have a mother today know that I’m holding you. And for those who do wrap them in your arms and never let them go.”

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Chloe marked her first Mother’s Day without Olivia with a sweet tribute. (Credit: Instagram)

Then in a rare interview with Stellar’s Something to Talk About podcast, the 37-year-old shed new light on how she keeps her beloved mother’s spirit alive, one year on from her passing. 

“It’s a place where I feel a tangible, even though I feel her around me in spirit, it’s a tangible place where I feel my mother,” Chloe said of how she now resides at Olivia’s Californian ranch with her husband of 12 years James Driskill. 

“Like, I can walk on the soil and be like, ‘her foot was here'”, she added. 

“And I can sit on her favourite seat and know that she sat there a thousand times and just visualise sitting on her lap. She’s still alive there for me.”

In the same interview, Chloe revealed that she had big plans to follow in her mother’s footsteps with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center. 

“I want to expand the wellness center, the kind of treatment that people can receive. I’m really grateful that I’m well enough now to continue her legacy.”

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Yet in mid-August, Chloe confessed in a video shared to Instagram she had been battling with “health issues” after “neglecting” herself. 

“Since my mum’s passing and the year and a half with her going through cancer, I have not been okay,” she explained. “If I have forgotten to return your calls — I’ve had extreme memory loss, I’ve had difficulty getting out of bed. I’ve stuck to my commitments but I have been neglecting myself.

“One of my mum’s biggest messages was ‘take care of you’. If you don’t take care of you, you cannot give your full capacity of love, wisdom, kindness and power to everyone else.”

She then explained how she hadn’t been “taking care” of herself, but in order to stop the cycle and get into the spirit of Olivia’s Walk for Wellness held October 8, she will be taking a a month away. 

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