What Olivia Newton-John's Relationship With Her Daughter Chloe Lattanzi Was Like

After news of Olivia Newton-John's tragic death came to light on August 8, 2022, thoughts immediately went to the iconic actor, singer, and activist's family. Newton-John, who was best known as Sandy from "Grease," had one daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, whom she shared with actor Matt Lattanzi. So, what was the 73-year-old's relationship with her daughter actually like? 

Too often, we hear of children who are estranged from their famous parents. However, that does not appear to be the case with this mother-daughter duo. Chloe is an actor and singer, just like her mother, and her credits include "Sharknado 5," according to IMDb, as well as a stint on "Dancing With the Stars: Australia." But some of her best-performing work was actually done in partnership with her mother. 

In an Instagram post uploaded only days before her mother's death, Lattanzi wrote, "I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend." It's clear that these two were "hopelessly devoted" to one another.

Olivia Newton-John was very close with her daughter

It's clear right away that Olivia Newton-John was extremely close with her only child, daughter Chloe Lattanzi. The pair even recorded a duet together, "Window In the Wall," back in 2021.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Newton-John said when she was initially sent the song, the first person she thought of recording with was her daughter. "I thought it was a beautiful message and thought of Chloe to record it with. It just came into my mind," she said. Lattanzi told the outlet she loves working with her mom, even if she gets nervous when singing in front of her. The mother-daughter pair also told THR about their organic cannabis farm and business, which they ran together.

In addition to working together, Newton-John and Lattanzi obviously had a very strong emotional bond. Shortly after news of Newton-John's unexpected death broke, Lattanzi posted another gallery of photos to her Instagram. This post had no caption, but the slides of sweet photos of the two of them together from babyhood on said it all.

Chloe Lattanzi has fond memories of her mother

Since her mother's death, Chloe Lattanzi has opened up about how much the singer meant to her. "I stand here before you so desperately, wanting to feel strong and confident and speak eloquently, but the truth is I feel like a little girl lost without her mother," she said at a memorial service on February 26, 2023, as reported by People. "She was my safe space, my guide, my biggest fan and the earth beneath my feet."

Lattanzi continued her heartfelt and emotional speech by recalling some of her favorite moments with her mom. "I loved laughing with my mom, we shared the same cackle," she said. She added that she loved how they both enjoyed the little things in life, especially when they spent time together. "I loved our snuggles," she continued. "I would crawl into bed with her late at night, even until I was 20 years old ... I love how she loved fully and completely."

And during an interview with "Today" in February, Lattanzi revealed the final words she heard come out of Olivia Newton-John's mouth before her death. "The last words she could say to me was, 'My sunshine,'" she said. "And right before she lost her ability to speak, she was making jokes."

Olivia Newton-John is Chloe Lattanzi's biggest inspiration

In a 2021 interview with ET Canada, Chloe Lattanzi revealed how Olivia Newton-John has inspired her. "What I admire about my mom is her passion for the planet," she said. She mentioned that the way her mother wanted to take care of the planet inspired her and she found her own "passion" out of it. "She takes her struggle, and tries to help other people," she added. "So to me, that's what makes my mom amazing. Not the show-biz stuff." Later in the interview, Lattanzi added that she picked up meditation and mindfulness, as well as positive self-talk from her mother.

In a March 2023 interview with "Today," Lattanzi revealed that she plans to "soar, and fly, and be happy," as a final promise to her late mother. "We're all capable of incredible things," she said. "My mom's a reminder of that, of just what we can manifest, of how many people we can help with this incredible light that we all have inside of us."

And it seems that the "Grease" star's daughter is committed to carrying on her mother's legacy, as she is continuing to raise awareness about cancer. It was reported that Lattanzi will be the leader of Olivia's Walk For Wellness on October 8. The walk, which Newton-John often participated in, is also a fundraiser for cancer research.