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Olivia Newton-John bonded with ex-wife of boyfriend Patrick McDermott, who mysteriously disappeared in 2005

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Olivia Newton-John after the ex-wife of then-boyfriend and girlfriend Patrick McDermott mysteriously disappeared after an overnight fishing trip. Relying on him, we found a unique friendship through devastating times. 2005. 

The Grammy Award-winning Australian singer who starred in the American classic film "Grease" died onMonday after battling cancer for nearly 30 years. Later, I was 73 years old. Year.

When the beloved actress was flooded with tributes for campaigning for cancer research and health, her longtime friend Yvette Nipper said McDermott was most likely looking for McDermott. wrote that he would "miss" Olivia forever after forming a lasting bond. She disappeared nearly 20 years ago.

"My sweet friend, I will miss you forever," she wrote, using the hashtag her Olivia Newton John Forever. Nipar shared a photo from her annual Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run in Melbourne, Australia in 2019. This has benefited the cancer center she founded in 2012.


Olivia Newton-John dated Patrick McDermott for nine years before he mysteriously vanished in 2005. The former couple were pictured in 2001.

Olivia Newton- John mysteriously disappeared in 2005 after dating Patrick McDermott for nine years. A photo of the former couple was taken in 2001 of her.(Getty Images)

Their friendship would never have flourished without Patrick McDermott. The photographer, who had an on-and-off relationship with Newton-John, was 48 when he was reported missing from an overnight fishing trip. An avid angler, McDermott booked a solo trip on June 30, 2005 with 22 passengers and crew on the "Freedom" boat, which departed from San Pedro Harbor in Los Angeles. 

His belongings including car keys, passport and wallet were found on the boat, his car was recovered from the parking lot, and McDermott was taken to his family on July 6. I was unable to attend the event of , but that was not the case. Until July 11, when authorities were reported missing by his ex-wife Yvette Nipal.

A subsequent Coast Guard investigation was terminated after more than a year because "no evidence of criminal activity, suicide, accident, or hoax was found in McDermott's disappearance." Another study, 'Safe at Sea', which ended in October 2008, suggested that 'McDermott was lost at sea'.

McDermott was previously married to Nipar for two years, and the former couple has one son, Chance, with her. Reports at the time said he was in financial trouble, with his $8,000 in child support owed, plus he had $31,000 in debt and he filed for bankruptcy in 2000. I was.

Conspiracy theorists claimed that McDermott lived a reclusive life in a Mexican fishing village,and speculation grew that McDermott faked his death.Each claim was false. It turns out there is.

In a 2006 interview with Larry King, Olivia said that her McDermott missing persons investigation had made Nipar's relationship with her son "closer." I acknowledged that

Olivia Newton John, John Easterling, Chloe Lattanzi and Yvette Napir (far right) attend Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run on in Melbourne, Australia in 2019. 

Olivia Newton-John, John Easterling, Chloe Rattanzi, Yvette Napir (far right) attend the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run on in Melbourne, Australia, 2019.  (Sam Tabone)

John Travolta, Richard Marx and other celebrities named Olivia Newton-John Remember: "My dearest Olivia."

"I became very close to his ex-wife. Yvette, who is a wonderful person, and we became good friends. "Look at my son and he's fine. He's really fine," she told King.

21 Jump Street and RoboCop actress Nipal posted on Instagram years later. I always protected her son's name "out there". She had no idea Larry would ask this.

Newton-John told Australia's Women's Weekly magazine in 2009 that she would never get over the trauma of losing McDermott. "I think there's always a question mark... I don't think that's really reassuring." 

In 2012, Nipar told her Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that McDermott was still alive. I worked to stop the sale of books that advertised that 

Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend, Patrick McDermott, went missing after an overnight trip on the fishing boat "Freedom," pictured on August 22, 2005, in San Pedro, Calif. 

Boyfriend of Olivia Newton-John , Patrick McDermott, disappeared after an overnight trip on the fishing vessel "Freedom" taken August 22, 2005 in San Pedro, California.  (Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register)

Patrick McDermott and Olivia Newton-John dated for nine years before his disappearance in 2005. Pictured in January 2005.

Patrick McDermott and Olivia Newton-John dated for nine years before disappearing in 2005. Taken in January 2005.(Jeff Vespa Archives)

"My son has had enough mental anguish with this," Nipal said in his book Lost at She writes about the "well-known serial liar" Philip Klein in Billionaire.

In 2016, Olivia told Australia's "60 Minutes" that McDermott "was lost at sea and no one really knows what happened."

"It's humans who wonder," she added. "But that's something in life you have to accept and let go, because whenever you go through a difficult time, you always have those concerns."

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and Melrose Place Share Posts on Social Media However, she revealed that she is writing a book about the incident, titled What Are The Chances.

She shared a photo with Newton-John on Instagram in 2021, writing, "This gal could& help each other through one of the strangest and most difficult times of our lives." So #I'm happy to have you in my life."

Newton-John sat atop a mountain in Peru during an Inca spiritual wedding in 2008. Married to John Easterling. They returned to Florida and legalized their union with a seaside wedding on Jupiter Island. 

Easterling founded her Amazon Herb Company and concocted a special blend of cannabis called "Olivia's Choice" for his wife, who is also an advocate of botanical medicine. 

Olivia Newton-John (R) and John Easterling married in 2008 in Peru after meeting through friends 15 years before. Pictured in 2015

Olivia Newton-John (R) and John Easterling married in Peru in 2008 after meeting through friends 15 years ago. Photo by 2015 (Rodin Eckenroth)

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta dance in a crowded high school gym in a still from the 1978 Paramount film "Grease."

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta dance in a crowded high school gym in a still from the 1978 Paramount film Grease. (Paramount Pictures/Fotos International)

Newton-John said, "On her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Died peacefully with "friends," her family shared on Monday.

"We ask that you respect our family's privacy during this very difficult time. Olivia has shared her battle with breast cancer for over 30 years and is a symbol of victory and hope.


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"Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with botanical medicine continues the Olivia Newton-John Foundation endowment dedicated to the study of botanical medicine and cancer. To @onjfoundation," the family said.

"Olivia has husband John Easterling,daughter Chloe Lattanzi, sister Sarah Newton-John, brother Toby Newton-John, nieces and nephews Totti, Fiona and Brett Gold. Smith, Emerson, Charlie, Zack, Jeremy, Randall, Pierce Newton-John, Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee, Kira and Tasha Edelstein, and Brynn and Valerie Hall'

Tracy Wright is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. tracy for story tips. wright@fox. com.