Olivia Newton-John’s husband and daughter won’t come to Australia for charity walk


Olivia Newton-John’s heartbroken husband and daughter won’t come to Australia for her cancer charity’s wellness walk: ‘It’s too hard for them,’ says niece Tottie Goldsmith

Olivia Newton-John‘s grieving husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Lattanzi will not be coming to Australia for the annual Walk for Wellness fundraiser held by the late actress’ cancer charity.

Newton-John’s niece Tottie Goldsmith shared the news during an interview on Sunrise on Wednesday, as she announced the fundraiser will take place next month in Melbourne and across the world virtually to honour the Grease star’s legacy.

The Walk for Wellness supports the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre. The Australian entertainer died of cancer on August 8 aged 73.

Olivia Newton-John's grieving husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Lattanzi will not be coming to Australia for the annual Walk for Wellness fundraiser held by the late actress' cancer charity. Newton-John, who died of cancer on August 8 aged 73, is pictured in August 2018

Olivia Newton-John’s grieving husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Lattanzi will not be coming to Australia for the annual Walk for Wellness fundraiser held by the late actress’ cancer charity. Newton-John, who died of cancer on August 8 aged 73, is pictured in August 2018 

‘I don’t think John and Chloe are going to make it. It’s too hard for them at the moment; it’s too soon,’ Goldsmith told Sunrise hosts Natalie Barr and David Koch. 

‘But we’ve got Toby Newton-John, her brother, coming down, my sister coming down – all the family that are on the ground here [in Australia], and all the people who loved her.

‘It’s going to be really powerful and really beautiful.’

Goldsmith added that ‘everyone that has met’ Newton-John ‘knows she’ll be there’ in spirit and they will be ‘sending love and light’ to everyone.

She also confirmed plans were in place for Olivia’s state funeral in Victoria, but it’s a ‘fluid thing’ and she ‘can’t announce anything yet’. 

Newton-John's niece Tottie Goldsmith (pictured in February) shared the news during an interview on Sunrise on Wednesday, as she announced the fundraiser will take place next month in Melbourne and across the world virtually to honour the Grease star's legacy

Newton-John’s niece Tottie Goldsmith (pictured in February) shared the news during an interview on Sunrise on Wednesday, as she announced the fundraiser will take place next month in Melbourne and across the world virtually to honour the Grease star’s legacy 

Goldsmith continued: ‘Chloe and John need to grieve privately, as you can imagine. [Getting] on a plane or flying out here… would be chaotic for them.

‘They just want to be in their hearts and their soul and go through this like normal people, but we’ll definitely be doing [the charity walk] for everyone in love with her.’

Goldsmith also said she wanted to ‘spread the message’ of cancer prevention and care on a global level to continue her late aunt’s legacy.

The Walk for Wellness supports the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre

The Walk for Wellness supports the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre 

‘We are going to keep her legacy alive if it’s the last thing I do,’ she said.

‘The walk is going to be beautiful. She loved dogs so there’s going to be loads of dogs. We want to encourage this walk all over the world.’

Goldsmith’s comments come two weeks after Newton-John died following a 30-year battle with breast cancer.

Goldsmith's comments come two weeks after Newton-John died following a 30-year battle with breast cancer. (Pictured L-R: John Easterling, Olivia Newton-John, and Tottie Goldsmith)

Goldsmith’s comments come two weeks after Newton-John died following a 30-year battle with breast cancer. (Pictured L-R: John Easterling, Olivia Newton-John, and Tottie Goldsmith)

The star died peacefully at the age of 73 at her home in southern California, surrounded by family and friends. Her husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.

Goldsmith is best known as a member of the pop group Chantoozies, who had hits with their songs Witch Queen, He’s Gonna Step On You Again, Wanna Be Up and Love the One You’re With in the late 1980s and early 1990s. 

Her father Brian Goldsmith, a renowned nightclub owner and restaurateur in Melbourne, died in 2020. Her mother is Newton-John’s sister Rona. 

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta are seen here in the iconic 1978 movie Grease that catapulted her career. He was among the first to pay tribute to her on Monday

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta are seen here in the iconic 1978 movie Grease that catapulted her career. He was among the first to pay tribute to her on Monday 

Goldsmith appeared with her aunt at G’day USA gala in Los Angeles in 2020, where the Xanadu star spoke candidly about her cancer diagnosis.

In one of her last red carpet appearances, the Australian icon admitted she refused even to think about cancer on a daily basis.

Newton-John, famed for her role as Sandy in the 1978 film Grease, as well as her stellar music career, called life ‘a gift’ no matter the outcome.

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