Olivia Newton-John’s secret baby: Inside star’s hush-hush plan to adopt child from romania

An elated Olivia Newton-John nearly adopted a baby — until a horrific tragedy thwarted her plans to expand her family, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.

In her new memoir Don’t Stop Believin, the singer claims she and ex-husband Matt Lattanzi “decided to adopt a child from Romania” in 1990 after suffering multiple miscarriages following her daughter Chloe‘s birth.

The star, now 70, says she was inspired by a “wonderful woman” she met in an antique shop who had adopted two children from the eastern European country.

The couple even packed their bags for a trip to Romania after a work obligation in Spain “to find a sister or brother for Chloe.”

“My suitcase was filled with clothes and toys for the new child,” she writes in the heartbreaking new read, currently available in Australian bookstores. “I think it was my gut instinct that this was something I needed to do.”

However, while she was about to take the stage for a performance in Spain, John learned her goddaughter — her best friend Nancy Chuda’s 5-year-old daughter Colette — had died of kidney cancer.

“My hands shook and I couldn’t stop crying,” she remembers. “How could we live without our Colette?”

John never traveled to Romania for the adoption and was too overcome with grief to complete the process.

“My heart took a long time to mend,” she explains.

Instead, she focused her energy on a new foundation, Healthy Child Healthy World, which helps protect children from harmful chemicals.

John remains a mother of one, and is very close to now 32-year-old daughter Chloe, who has beaten addiction and anorexia in recent years.

Chloe is now helping her mother through her most recent cancer relapse, the star says.

“She has been taking care of me with so much love and grace,” John gushes in the book, “I have never been as proud of her as I am now.”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta attend the Academy Presents 'Grease' (1978) 40th Anniversary at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta attend The Academy Presents 'Grease' (1978) 40th Anniversary at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton John;John Travolta arrives at the The Academy Presents 'Grease' (1978) 40th Anniversary at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta arrives at the The Academy Presents 'Grease' (1978) 40th Anniversary at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta attend The Academy Presents 'Grease' (1978) 40th Anniversary at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John and co-star John Travolta attend the premiere of the film 'Grease', 1978. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - 1978: Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John and co-star John Travolta attend their 1978 Hollywood, California, premiere of 'Grease.' Produced by Alan Carr, 'Grease' was one of the hit films of 1978. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
1977: Actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John stand at a bar at a party for the film, 'Grease,' in which they both starred. Travolta is wearing a suit and tie and Newton-John is wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and carries a quilted gold bag. (Photo by Max B. Miller/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Olivia Newton John and John Travolta during 2000th Performance of 'Grease' Celebration at Royale Theatre in New York City, NY, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 5: Singer/Actress Olivia Newton-John and actor John Travolta on April 5, 1978 dine at The Palm in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Olivia Newton John and John Travolta during 50th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta during 'Grease' 20th Annual Class Reunion at Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress/Singer Olivia Newton-John and actor John Travolta from the movie 'Grease' attend the Celebration of Paramount Studio's 90th Anniversary with the release of six all-time musical favorites 'Grease', 'Saturday Night Fever', 'Flashdance', 'Footloose', 'Urban Cowboy' and 'Staying Alive' on September 22, 2002 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta during Paramount Home Entertainment Celebrates DVD Releases Of 6 All-Time Musical Favorites - Inside and Show at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John perform during Paramount Home Entertainment Celebrates DVD Releases Of 6 All-Time Musical Favorites - Inside and Show at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 14: (from left to right) Actress Kelly Preston, actor John Travolta and actress/singer Olivia Newton-John arrive at the Penfolds Icon Gala presented by G'Day La: Australia Week 2006 at the Palladium on January 14, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John during Paramount Home Entertainment Celebrates DVD Releases Of 6 All-Time Musical Favorites - Inside and Show at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19: Actor John Travolta and singer Olivia Newton-John arrive at the GDay USA Australia.com black tie gala held at the Grand Ballroom in the Hollywood & Highland Center on January 19, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John during G'Day LA: Australia Week 2006 - Penfolds Icon Gala Dinner - Arrivals in Los Angelees, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta arrive at G'Day USA 2010 Los Angeles Black Tie Gala held at Hollywood & Highland on January 16, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunite on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing MONDAY, DEC. 17 (7-9am, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) JOHN TRAVOLTA, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL -12/19/12 - John Travolta and Olivia Newton stop by Live, and sing a bit of ?Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas? from their album, a cappella, on LIVE with Kelly and Michael,' distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) JOHN TRAVOLTA, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, KELLY RIPA, MICHAEL STRAHAN
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: (L-R) Honoree Paul Hogan, presenter Olivia Newton-John and honoree John Travolta attend the 2013 G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on January 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for G'Day Australia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Actor John Travolta and Honoree Olivia Newton John speak onstage during the 2018 G'Day USA Black Tie Gala at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on January 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for G'Day USA)
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