Olivia Newton-John made a pact with God to save daughter Chloe’s life

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Olivia Newton-John made a pact with God while pregnant with her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, in 1985.

The “Grease” star, who died Monday at age 73, said in a February 2021 episode of the “A Life of Greatness” podcast that she came “close to losing” her child before her birth.

“I went to bed and asked God to save her, and if he did, I would say the Lord’s Prayer every night for the rest of my life,” she said of the experience. “And so I have.”

After Newton-John called the prayer “very powerful,” she was asked whether she ever “contemplated [her own] death” over the years.

“I have quite a few times that it was a possibility sooner than I wanted it,” the Grammy winner replied, referencing her 30-year battle with breast cancer.

“We all know we are going to die,” she continued. “I think we spend our lives denying it. It’s extremely personal.”

Chloe Lattanzi and Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John made a pact with God to save daughter Chloe Lattanzi’s life when she was pregnant with her.
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Newton-John — who shared Chloe, now 36, with ex-husband Matt Lattanzi — went on to share her thoughts on life after death.

“It’s almost like we are parts of the same computer and we go back to the main battery. I don’t have a definite definition of what it is,” she explained at the time. “I think there is a great knowingness out there we become part of it.”

Olivia Newton-John holding daughter Chloe next to Matt Lattanzi.
Olivia Newton-John and then-husband Matt Lattanzi welcomed Chloe in 1986.
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The actress’ husband, John Easterling, announced via Facebook Monday that his partner had died.

“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the businessman, 70, wrote. “We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”

Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, and it returned in 2013 and again in 2017, which Easterling addressed in his statement.

Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi hugging.
Chloe is a singer and actress like her mom.
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“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” he wrote. “In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.”

Many celebrities subsequently took to social media to honor the late “Xanadu” star, including her “Grease” co-star John Travolta.

“We will see you down the road and we will all be together again,” the actor, 68, captioned his Instagram tribute. “Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever!
Your Danny, your John!”


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