Olivia in arms of Jungle John
We don’t know if she believes in magic but nothing was standing in the way of Olivia Newton-John when she hit the red carpet with a new man this week.
The much-loved Aussie songbird, whose long-time boyfriend Patrick McDermott mysteriously disappeared two years ago, stepped out with natural health guru John Easterling on Tuesday night.
The pair were snapped together at the opening of the musical Xanadu in New York - which is an adaption of the hit 1980 movie in which she starred.
It is believed the Grease favourite and Easterling, who is president and founder of Amazon Herb Company and goes by the nickname “Amazon John’’, have been friends for some years.
The entrepreneur has made dozens of trips to South America over the past three decades, spending the early part of his life as a treasure hunter.
He turned to natural therapies after he was given tea by a local tribe while suffering from a fever. The rainforest regular often appears on TV and radio programs in the US.
Newton-John, a breast cancer survivor, is a vegetarian and activist in ecological and environmental issues.
She has previously helped spruik Easterling’s miracle tonic Illumination and the pair have previously been snapped together vacationing at an eco lodge.
The whereabouts of McDermott, who bears a strong resemblance to Easterling, is still unknown despite several reported sightings of him in Mexico since he disappeared on an overnight fishing trip off the coast of Los Angeles.
It is not the only setback Newton-John has suffered of late, with her singer daughter Chloe Lattanzi recently recovering from a battle against anorexia.