Olivia Newton-John Is Survived By Her Husband After Her Death: Get to Know John Easterling
Olivia’s love. Olivia Newton-John was married twice, though spent the final years of her life married to John Easterling. Keep reading to find out what we know about the late star’s husband.
Who Is John Easterling?
Easterling is the founder and president of the Amazon Herb Company.
As part of his career, Easterling spent over two decades in and out of the Amazon rainforest planting medicine. The businessman researched and brought a variety of Amazonian medicinal and therapeutic plants to market after formulating them in America by using advanced technological methods. His research helped Amazon Herb Company sell over $100 million worth of products.
After selling Amazon Herb Company to TriVita in 2012, Easterling founded the company Happy Tree Microbes.
When Did Olivia Newton-John Marry John Easterling?
Newton-John and Easterling began dating in 2006, one year after her on and off partner of nine years, Patrick McDermott, tragically went missing during a boating trip. McDermott’s body was never found and he has since been assumed dead.
Newton-John married Easterling during an Incan spiritual ceremony in Peru on June 21, 2008.
The Grease star reflected on meeting Easterling during a 2016 interview with People. “I dated a little bit, but I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with him and then bam!” she said at the time.
“He’s incredibly smart and compassionate. He says yes to everything, he says yes to life!” Newton-John gushed about her husband.
The “Physical” singer noted that Easterling helped her navigate the loss of McDermott. “I’m very lucky I have a wonderful, beautiful husband who is just so loving and fantastic,” she told the outlet. “I always tell my friends you’re never too old to find love. I found the love of my life at 59 going on 60! I’m grateful.”
Who Was Olivia Newton-John’s First Husband?
Prior to her marriage to Easterling, the Xanadu actress was married to Matt Lattanzi from 1984 until 1995.
The former couple share one daughter, Chloe Rose, who was born in January 1986.
How Did Olivia Newton-John Die?
The “Magic” singer died at the age of 73 after battling breast cancer for over 30 years.
“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” Easterling posted on her Facebook account in a statement on August 8.
How Did John Easterling Pay Tribute to Olivia Newton-John?
On Wednesday, August 10, John took to Olivia’s official Facebook page to share a touching letter to his wife just two days after her death.
“Olivia, Our love for each other transcends our understanding. Every day we expressed our gratitude for this love that could be so deep, so real, so natural. We never had to ‘work’ on it. We were in awe of this great mystery and accepted the experience of our love as past, present and forever,” he wrote. “At Olivia’s deepest essence she was a healer using her mediums of song, of words, of touch. She was the most courageous woman I’ve ever known. Her bandwidth for genuinely caring for people, for nature and all creatures almost eclipses what is humanely possible. It is only the grace of God that has allowed me to share the depth and passion of her being for so long. In her most difficult times she always had the spirit, the humor, and the will power to move things into the light. Even now as her soul soars, the pain and holes in my heart are healed with the joy of her love and the light that shines forward. ”
John continued, “Our family deeply appreciates the vast ocean of love and support that has come our way. Onward Ho, John Easterling.”
Six months after Olivia’s death, John opened up to Hoda Kotb during a February 2023 interview on Today, saying that he feels her the most “late at night or early in the morning.”
“And then you’ll know I’ll just be walking around the house or throwing the ball for the dogs and just speak to her out loud,” he continued. “A guy I was flying with said, ‘You know, John, when you’re lucky enough to have found your true soulmate, and you share a heart, when one passes, the other has the obligation to live life for both.’ And that was very empowering and very powerful for me, and, you know, and gave a way forward.”
Later that month, during a memorial service in Australia, John retold the story of their engagement.
“We decided we’d feel gratitude and just let the happiness run at full throttle,” he said on February 25. “We went to the desert in Arizona after that, and I thought it’d be great to propose to her up in the Red Rock Canyons, and we went out there and did some hikes up to some ancient sites.”
The pair ended up playing a game of charades at their Scottsdale hotel where John acted out the magic phrase. When Olivia shouted, “Will you marry me?” he immediately said, “Yes!”
“She looked stunned for a minute, and then started laughing … but that’s the story of how Olivia proposed to me,” he recalled.
Keep scrolling below to see photos of Olivia and her husband, John.
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