John Travolta's birthday message for late Olivia Newton-John has fans 'crying'

Ashley Bautista September 27, 2022
John Travolta's birthday message for late Olivia Newton-John has fans 'crying'
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John Travolta took to social media to share a heartfelt birthday tribute to Olivia Newton-John on what would’ve been her 74th birthday.

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John‘s chemistry in the hit movie Grease was electrifying. The two then kept a close friendship for more than four decades.

Sadly, the heartbreaking news that the actress passed away was announced by her husband John Sterling on August 8. The actress had passed away after a 30-year battle fighting breast cancer. The actress was first diagnosed in 1992 and then again in 2013. However, she believed she had “won” over the disease and continued to fight after it returned in the form of a tumor in her shoulder.

The 68-year-old actor remembered his former co-star in a special birthday tribute to the late actress.

John Travolta’s birthday message to ‘My Olivia’

On September 27, John shared a message via Instagram stories to his 4.5 million Instagram followers. Writing the message “Happy birthday, my Olivia”, the actor attached a picture of the two in one of the iconic scenes of Grease.

The duo played Danny and Sandy as they work out the early stages of their relationship in high school.

The two actors met on the film set back in 1978, 44 years ago.

Shortly after the news of her death, Travolta posted an image to remember the talented actress. He wrote: “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much.”

He concluded: “We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever. Your Danny, your John.”

Fans left ‘crying’

Four decades later and after her tragic death, fans are teary every time it comes to the two.

As many fans sent messages to the late actress, others reacted to John’s sweet words to the co-star.

A fan tweeted: “John Travolta completely breaks me about everything he posts about Olivia.

Another one said: “I’m not crying. I just got John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in both eyes…”

A third fan wrote: “I go to Instagram and the first thing I find is John Travolta congratulating Olivia on her birthday [crying face emoji]”.

John gushes over Olivia during an interview

A clip uploaded by Entertainment Tonight gathered the best moments between the two actors. Travolta wasn’t shy to express admiration for Olivia over the years.

Footage from an interview in 1998 had John sharing his opinion about the casting process in Grease, and how Olivia was always the perfect Sandy.

John said: “But every guy in the world wants Olivia Newton-John as their girlfriend, and I knew that ’cause I wanted that. I felt the same way.”

While Olivia was completely blushing at his words, he continued: “And every girl wants to be like her. If you [the Grease casting agents] don’t see this, you guys are nuts, ’cause there was only one person in the world that was Sandy, and that was Olivia Newton-John.”

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Ashley Bautista is an Audience Content Writer at GRV Media writing across different sites such as Reality Titbit, HITC, and The Focus. Always keen to learn about celebrity news and the entertainment world, she loves turning these into stories to share with the readers. Graduating from Kingston University with a BA (Hons) in Journalism in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic, she found herself Keeping Up With The Kardashians more than anything else. Fun fact, it has turned into Ashley’s favourite topic to talk about these days - that and the members of BLACKPINK.