In 2019, one year after Olivia Newton-John revealed she had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, singer and actress Olivia Newton-John announced that she would invest more in her foundation and wellness center. sold most of its vast real estate portfolio.
“Olivia loved helping people. She spent the last 20 years of her life giving back,” a source close to Newton-John tells The Post. “She wanted to leave behind something that would last and that her daughter would benefit from as well.”
Newton-John, who shared 36-year-old daughter Chloe Rose Rattanzi with first husband Matt Ruttange, listed a four-year California horse ranch for $5.4 million in 2019. The number of days left at his home, according to sources.
Instead, Newton-John, who died Monday at the age of 73, officially transferred full ownership of the Santa Barbara estate to her husband, John Easterling, according to October 2021 records.
“She was in a lot of pain, but she was a fighter,” the source explained. “The place was her heaven on earth and she gave her many calming moments in her final days.”
“They loved it,” her friend and publicist Michael Caprio told The Post separately.
The couple originally purchased a four-bedroom, five-bathroom Santa Ynez property in 2015 for $4.69 million.
The 4,452-square-foot main house sits on over 12 acres along the Santa Ynez River, and other amenities include a two-bedroom guest house, barn, stables, and pool.
Newly built in 2008, this contemporary mansion features a wood-accented main residence, great room skylights, gourmet kitchen windows, and a gorgeous sunroom.
In June 2019, one month after listing her California home, she put her 189-acre Australian farm on the market.
Newton-John purchased land in the town of Dalwood, New South Wales in the 1980s and rebuilt the house in the early 2000s.
A month later, it sold for $4.6 million.
The French country style property consists of 8 lots including a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom main house and a 1 bedroom guest suite.
The house features a terracotta exterior with rustic interiors and a wraparound terrace.
According to previous listings, the compound has its own robust rainforest with natural waterfalls, two dams, streams, and numerous bird populations. It’s also adjacent to a national park called Victoria Park Nature Reserve, which adds to the privacy of this secluded location.
Over the years, the late Australian singer, actor and entrepreneur has invested in her Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Center at Austin Hospital in Melbourne. She established this facility in 2012 at her expense of $189 million. State and federal funds and philanthropic support completed the facility.
In 2005, she co-founded the award-winning Gaia Retreat & Spa. This is Health Her Retreat in Byron Her Bay’s Banjarung Country, better known as the Healing Her Heartland of Australia.
She also recently launched the Olivia Newton-John Foundation.
“The idea is to fund research into kinder ways to treat cancer, prevent cancer, and live better with cancer,” she said in a 2020 interview with Forbes. “So all these things will eventually go beyond that, and there will be a world where they can be treated like any other disease and can be controlled and managed and, of course, hopefully cured.” Living well is what I do and I hope I can help others do so.”
She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, diagnosed with it again in 2013, and received her third and final diagnosis in 2017.
Newton-John died on his ranch in Southern California at the age of 73.
“Olivia has been a symbol of victory and hope as she shared her battle with breast cancer for over 30 years,” the husband of 14 years wrote in a statement posted on social media on Monday. Healing inspiration and pioneering experience continue with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation endowment dedicated to plant medicine and cancer research.”
A four-time Grammy Award winner, she is best known for her role as Sandy in the critically acclaimed film Grease, co-starring with John Travolta.
Born in England in 1948, moved to Australia at the age of 14.