FORMER babysitter, Cindy Jessup, was the reason behind Olivia Newton-John’s divorce from first husband, Matt Lattanzi.
A few days after the Grease actress’ death, Jessup paid tribute to the ‘true angel.’
Cindy Jessup, the babysitter blamed for breaking up Olivia Newton-John’s first marriage to Matt LattanziColeman-Rayner for The US Sun
Who is Cindy Jessup?
Cindy Jessup, 49, is a masseuse and a trainee relationship therapist living near San Diego, California.
She is said to be married to a prominent transplant surgeon and the pair share two children, according to Meaww.
Cindy was 23 when she met Olivia Newton-John and her first husband, Matt Lattanzi.
She was hired as a babysitter for their daughter, Chloe, who was seven at the time, while the family lived in Byron Bay, Australia.
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Cindy has been blamed for coming between Olivia’s marriage nearly 27 years ago.
When did Olivia and Matt divorce?
Olivia and Matt, now 63, tied the knot in 1984 and the pair shared one daughter together.
However, the pair called it quits in 1995, after over 10 years of marriage – leaving Olivia 48 and single at the time.
Matt left his Hollywood star wife while she was facing her first bout with breast cancer for then 28-year-old, Cindy.
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Matt proceeded to marry Cindy in a California wedding two years after his divorce from Olivia. The couple ultimately split in 2007 and Matt re-married a third time to Michelle.
Olivia, on the other hand, married John Easterling in 2008. He was by her side until death.
Olivia and John do not share any biological children together.
Olivia Newton-John and her first husband, Matt LattanziGetty Images
What did Cindy say about Olivia’s death?
The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer passed away on August 8, 2022, following a 30-year battle with breast cancer.
Olivia was 73 years old when she died at her ranch in Southern California.
Cindy paid tribute to the actress when approached by The Sun.
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“The world has lost a true angel. Olivia cared deeply about people and the planet,” she said.
“She was such a force for good, always helping others.”