Olivia Newton-John served as a guest judge this week on Dancing With the Stars. The Xanadu and Grease star was joined on the pre-show red carpet by 29-year-old daughter Chloe Lattanzi, who may have gained more media attention than her famous mom.
Chloe Lattanzi is engaged to martial arts instructor James Driskill. She was asked when accompanying Olivia Newton-John backstage at DWTS about her engagement and her battle with anorexia.
“I think my fiancé had a lot to do with helping me get through it. I’m grateful I’m recovered fully, I’m healthy, I have a lot of fat on my body,” Olivia Newton-John’s daughter told Fox411.
Lattanzi added that recovering from anorexia was the hardest thing she’s ever done.
“Terrible, awful having people taking pictures of you, writing about you when you’re that sick,” she said.
Olivia Newton-John’s daughter on her anorexia battle: “I’m grateful I’m recovered fully" https://t.co/9tzAbEcMEn
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It must have been horrible for Olivia Newton-John, too, as watching one’s child battle something they may not survive is devastating. Olivia Newton-John is a breast cancer survivor, so she knows firsthand what battling something potentially fatal is all about.
“I feel amazing. I have a cancer wellness center in Australia that bears my name,” Newton-John said following her stint as a Dancing With the Stars judge.
“I’m very proud and grateful for that so I put all my passion into funding the wellness programs so that other people going through cancer can have those healing experiences,” she added.
Olivia Newton-John enjoyed a trip back in time while on DWTS, when contestant Hayes Grier and his pro partner Emma Slater recreated her iconic dance from Grease, “You’re The One That I Want.”
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“It was so long ago,” she said. “It was like going to a school that I never went to. I went to a very strict kind of school where they wore uniforms and they separated the boys and girls at either end of the school so [filming “Grease”] it was like going back to my childhood. I was 29 when I made the movie, that’s Chloe’s age [now]. It was really a blast, the music and the camaraderie.”
Olivia Newton-John and Chloe Lattanzi have a new single out called “You Have to Believe.” A remix of Olivia’s 1980 hit single, “Magic,” it must have been a blast for the singer to collaborate with her daughter.
It sounds like Olivia Newton-John and her daughter will be collaborating on something even more important next year–Chloe Lattanzi’s wedding to James Driskill.
“We’ve been engaged for four years. We’re both lazy and we’re thinking sometime next year,” Lattanzi said.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) October 20, 2015
Images of Chloe Lattanzi are circling the media following her DWTS appearance with Olivia Newton-John–in part for her inflated lips and burgeoning breasts. It seems like Chloe–unlike her famous mom–has had significant (and not completely successful) work done that might turn downright ugly in her later years.
Did you catch Olivia Newton-John on Dancing With the Stars this week? The singer-actress is headed back to Vegas now, where she has extended her residency through January.