Olivia Newton-John has reluctantly announced that she is postponing her concert tour dates in the United States and Canada next month. In a statement released on social media, she said that the back pain that had initially caused her to postpone the first half of her tour has turned out to be breast cancer that has, according to E! Online, “metastasized to the sacrum.”
Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, when she underwent chemotherapy and breast reduction. She will now be undergoing a treatment of photon radiation therapy, and says that she “is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate the news.” That being said, it has caused some concern for fans, and of course, Newton-John’s family, including her husband John and her daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi. To learn more about Lattanzi and her relationship with her mother, check out these five fast facts.
1. Her Father Is Actor Matt Lattanzi
Olivia Newton-John and Matt Lattanzi first met while filming the musical Xanadu in 1980. The film marked Lattanzi’s film debut, and the actor’s subsequent credits would go on to include Rich and Famous (1981), Grease 2 (1982), Roxanne (1987), and Catch Me If You Can (2002) opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. He and Newton-John were married in 1984, and gave birth to their first and only child, Chloe Rose, on January 17, 1986.
And though their marriage would end in divorce in 1995, Lattanzi remained involved with his daughter’s career. In 2008, he appeared on the MTV reality series Rock the Cradle opposite Chloe Rose, who was a contestant. Matt Lattanzi currently resides in Malibu, California.
2. She Is Also A Singer
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Chloe Rose has also pursued a career as an entertainer. She began at a young age, appearing in various projects starring her mother, including the television movies Olivia Down Under (1988), Olivia Newton-John: Warm and Tender (1989) and A Christmas Romance (1994). As she got older, her television presence grew to reflect a more varied audience, including several appearances on Rock the Cradle (2008), Entertainment Tonight (2008-15), and Access Hollywood (2017).
Chloe Rose has also pursued a career in singing, similar to her mother. She penned the song “Can I Trust Your Arms” off of Olivia Newton-John’s album Stronger Than Before (2005), before releasing her debut single “Wings and a Gun” in 2010. Her debut album No Pain was released in 2016. Listen to “You Have to Believe,” a 2015 collaboration between Chloe Rose, her mother, and Dave Audé, above.
3. She Has Undergone Several Plastic Surgeries
Elsewhere, controversy surrounding Chloe Rose has stemmed from her physical appearance. Or rather, how much her physical appearance has changed over the years. Publications like Daily Mail and The Sun have released articles about Chloe Rose, comparing before and after photos of her from when she was younger, but the singer never addressed these rumors until earlier this year. Page Six reports that Chloe Rose has undergone around $550,000 worth of plastic surgery, “from nose jobs to breast augmentations, Botox and filler.” This usurps even the $415,000 that the Daily Mail speculated the before.
“All those things were a disaster,” said Chloe Rose, who also suffers from body dysmorphia, “Not only did the lip implants look ridiculous, the first boob op I had in Australia when I was 18 left me looking mutilated.” Fortunately, Chloe Rose did say that the recent alterations she has made to her appearance has left her feeling more confident: “Now I’m a 32DD and I love my body and love showing my new boobs off. Mum supported my surgery decisions because she knew how unhappy I was before.”
4. She Is Opening A Marijuana Farm With Her Fiancé
In 2016, Daily Mail reported that Chloe Rose used a loan that her mother had given her to move to Oregon with her fiancé James Driskill and open a marijuana farm. The loan was given with the intention of letting Chloe Rose out of show business and settle down, at least, according to a family insider: “Olivia’s under the impression she’s helping Chloe and James get a good start to their life, but growing weed is not what she had in mind. The last thing Olivia wants is for people to think she’s investing money into what’s still considered a drug by the rest of the world.”
Daily Mail also reports that while Newton-John is against the idea, Chloe Rose’s father and stepfather are being more supportive. “The only consolidation for [Olivia] is the fact that John and Matt are heavily involved in the project,” says the insider. In January of this year, Chloe Rose posted a photo of herself in front of various marijuana plants. She captioned the photo: “Healing power of the earth. #cbdoil #cancercuresupporter.”
5. She Has Supported Her Mother Through Her Health Scares
While they may not have always seen eye to eye, it has been readily apparent since Olivia Newton-John’s initial cancer diagnosis that her daughter is there to support her. Earlier this year, the Grease singer also suffered from sciatica, which is intense pain to the lower back and legs caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. As was mentioned in her recent statement, the condition caused her to postpone the first leg of her tour.
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Chloe Rose came to the aid of her mother, and updated fans of her condition, writing on Instagram: “hey everyone. I just wanted you know my mom is ok for those that have enquired. She’s a fighter. Always has been. Thank u for your love and concern. I’m passing your love onto her. Thank you guys. We love you.” Chloe Rose has yet to release a statement regarding her mother’s latest development.