Newton-John and Travolta: A look back at memorable moments

Newton-John and Travolta: A look back at memorable moments

Published August 10, 2022
Views 16

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta were a couple only when they appeared together on the big screen. But their platonic love for each other endured long after they played Sandy and Danny in the hit 1978 movie “Grease.”

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,” Travolta, 68, wrote Monday on Instagram after learning of Newton-John’s death that day at age 73. “Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

“When you share that kind of meteoric success — and nothing has been able to exceed it — you share a bond,” he told People as the movie marked its 40th anniversary. “I’ve been through her having a child, getting divorced, losing her sister. She’s been through my getting married, having children. It’s wonderful and full of shared memories.”

Newton-John gave her take on their relationship as well, telling People, “We did something life-changing, making that film. [At the premiere] you got the feeling from the energy that something was happening. It was a huge response. I feel grateful to be a part of that and to have worked with him. We’ve stayed friends ever since.”