Olivia Newton-John’s Daughter Opens Up About Addiction, Anorexia

By Shawn Dwyer 11/26/13

Late nights with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan finally take their toll

Her mother never knew
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Chloe Lattanzi, the only daughter of famed girl-next-door Olivia Newton-John and actor Matt Lattanzi, has recently opened up about her past addictions to drugs and alcohol, as well as her struggles with eating disorders.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Lattanzi spoke about her personal battles in detail for the first time after seeking treatment last year following a meltdown brought about by mixing alcohol and pain medications. “I was so out of it during that time that I don’t even remember waking up most mornings," she said. “I had blackouts. I would stay up on three-day-long binges without ever going to sleep. Days and weeks started to blend together.” Lattanzi frequently spent nights out partying with Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, washing down $100 worth of cocaine a day with a bottle of vodka.

Lattanzi's problems began at 15 years old, when she started to suffer from anorexia as a means of controlling her anxiety. After her mother sent her off to treatment three years later, she managed to overcome her eating disorders, only to transfer her coping mechanisms to drugs and alcohol. “Fame totally messes you up. I don’t blame my mother for my problems, but I would never want to be famous or raise a child of my own around the cult of celebrity. It ruins lives.” Now she feels a bit more sympathetic to the Lohans and Richies of the world, who have struggled publicly with their addictions, but is also thankful at having begun the long, hard road to recovery.

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