Olivia Newton-John‘s loved ones celebrated the late actress’s birthday!
The Hollywood veteran’s memory was excellently honored with heartwarming tributes on September 26, the day the entertainer would have turned 74.
Olivia Newton-John Receives Profound Love On The First Birthday After Her Death
During her time on earth, Newton-John dominated the entertainment industry as a sensational actress and singer. With her charming personality and passion for activism, the 73-year-old amassed a legion of devoted followers alongside her numerous achievements.
Given her special status, no one could deny the immense grief that followed the four-time Grammy winner’s passing in August 2022. Fortunately, the entertainer’s loved ones found the strength to celebrate the icon’s posthumous birthday.
First on the list was the “Two of a Kind” star’s only child, Lattanzi, who documented the lavish dinner party thrown in honor of the deceased celebrant on Instagram. In the video’s opening scene, the “Dancing With The Stars” alum filmed herself sitting next to her godmother Nancy Chuda at the restaurant’s table.
“With my beautiful godmother celebrating my beautiful mother’s birthday. I love you,” the 36-year-old said before giving Chuda a sweet kiss. Then, the Los Angeles native panned the camera around the table to show the guests.
In attendance was her step-father, Easterling, whom the “Rock the Cradle” star affectionately called “crunchy bear” in the clip. As the family laughed and chatted over dinner, Lattanzi paused to give a few people the spotlight.
One of these brief stops captured the 36-year-old’s husband, James Driscoll, expressing love to his late mother-in-law. Despite bearing the weight of Newton-John’s absence, it was pleasant to watch her loved ones celebrate her memory.
On her Instagram Story, Lattanzi gave fans a close-up view of the dinner table alongside a quick scan of the restaurant, where other patrons enjoyed their meals in the background.
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Next on the tribute list was Easterling, who reminisced about the beautiful moments he spent with his late wife. The CEO of Amazon Herb Company marked the deceased’s birthday with a touching story on her Instagram account.
After sharing a throwback picture of the lovebirds, the following slides detailed the first birthday the couple spent with Lattanzi. The patriarch took the mother and daughter on a “week-long adventure in the Out Islands of the Bahamas.”
The entrepreneur noted that the family rented a house on the secluded island, where they had to travel everywhere by boat. Although Easterling enjoyed the privacy, commuting on open waters proved dangerous.
Following a one-day visit to the Great Guana Cay, the trio encountered an intense storm threatening their safety. As the 70-year-old tried to maneuver their boat to safety, he feared they were being pushed off course.
Surprisingly the storm vanished as quickly as it had arrived, the sea turned back to a “beautiful turquoise” color, and the family received a warm welcome to the Hopetown Lighthouse on Elbow Cay from dolphins and a rainbow.
Easterling concluded his loving post, “Every day with Olivia there was a hint of magic, and every day with Olivia was a bit of the supernatural. Happy Birthday, Honey — I love you!”
Lastly, Travolta paid tribute to his longtime friend and former co-star with a short but meaningful Instagram Story update.
The Hollywood heartthrob uploaded a photo from the “Grease,” where the entertainers stared affectionately at each other. The throwback snap was captioned, “Happy birthday, my Olivia.”
John Travolta’s Touching Message After His Former Co-star Lost Her Life To Breast Cancer
Last month, The Blast reported that Travolta poured his heart out on Instagram following Newton-John’s death. The deceased actress had been battling breast cancer for over twenty years.
Although a specific cause of death was not disclosed, a source close to the Order of the British Empire honoree noted that she lost the battle to “metastatic breast cancer.”
In his memorial tribute, the “Pulp Fiction” star noted that his former co-star’s “impact was incredible” as she positively changed the lives of those around her.
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The Golden Globe Award winner stated that he belonged to Newton-John since the first moment he saw her and pledged to reunite with the blonde.