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The Mystery of Olivia Newton-John’s Ex Patrick McDermott

Olivia Newton-John had a string of long-running relationships throughout her life — but none grabbed more headlines than her ex, Patrick McDermott.

Tragedy shook the Australian star’s life when her on-off boyfriend of nine mysteriously disappeared while on a late-night fishing trip off the California coast in 2005, shortly after they called it quits.

A Coast Guard investigation at the time found that the American cameraman probably drowned and has since been presumed dead.

But conspiracy theorists have long claimed that McDermott may have faked his own death.

Numerous reports claimed he was living in Mexico with a new girlfriend, while some suggested he disappeared from the scene to avoid his tax debts.

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Olivia Newton-John’s ex-boyfriend Patrick McDermott disappeared in 2005 while on a late-night fishing trip off the California coast.
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Olivia Newton John and boyfriend Patrick McDermott
The pair were on and off for nine years before finally splitting when McDermott disappeared shortly after.
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A private investigator claimed in 2010 he’d tracked down the cameraman, who lived on a boat off the coast of Acapulco — and that he just wanted to be left alone. This claim has never been substantiated.

“He was lost at sea and no one really knows what happened,” Newton-John told Australia’s 60 Minutes in 2016.

“It’s human to wonder. But you know, those are the things in life that you have to accept and let go of. Because whenever you go through difficult times, there are always these concerns.”

In a previous interview in 2009, the Grease star described how the trauma of losing his former lover hit him.

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John (L) and Patrick McDermott
“I think there’s always going to be a question mark… I don’t think I’ll ever really make peace with that,” Newton-John told Australian Women’s Weekly magazine.
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“I think there’s always going to be a question mark… I don’t think I’ll ever really make peace with that,” she told Australian Women’s Weekly magazine.

Three years after McDermott’s disappearance, Newton-John married John Easterling, to whom she remained married until her death on Monday.

The Australian singer-songwriter was also previously married to Matt Lattanzi and the couple had one daughter together, Chloe Rose Lattanzi.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/08/the-mystery-surrounding-olivia-newton-johns-ex-patrick-mcdermott/ The Mystery of Olivia Newton-John’s Ex Patrick McDermott

Emma Bowman

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