Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of Olivia Newton-John and actor Matt Lattanzi, told the London Daily Mail that growing up in the celebrity spotlight has been brutal and led her to anorexia, alcohol, and drugs.
Lattanzi, 27, opened up to the Daily Mail for an article
originally posted online Saturday. She told the newspaper that she is trying to turn around her life, getting out of rehab recently and taking a sobering assessment of where she has been.
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"Fame totally messes you up," Lattanzi said to the Daily Mail. "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.
"If there’s one thing I've learned, it is that you can't be fragile in this business, or else you end up like Lindsay Lohan. That’s not meant as an insult. I know she — and a lot of celebrities and celebrities' kids — are struggling with demons and addictions, just like me, and not all of them are brave enough to address them. It’s disturbing that everyone wants to be famous these days. Our culture is sick," Lattanzi added.
Lattanzi said she never wanted to grow as a child of a celebrity and actually craved privacy growing up.
"I felt I had no privacy," Lattanzi told Ok! magazine in 2011.
"I wanted to be a normal young kid and fame was not something I asked for — I was born into it."
Newton-John and Matt Lattanzi, divorced in 1995.
Eventually, anxiety drove Chloe Lattanzi to anorexia, cocaine, vodka, and antidepressants, she told the Daily Mail.
Lattanzi's first acting gig came in the Australian soap opera "Paradise Beach" in 1993. In 1994, she appeared in the TV movie, "A Christmas Romance" and in Showtime’s production "The Wilde Girls."
Her troubled life was exposed in 2009 when she went missing in Miami after drinking with friends. Lattanzi called a friend 12 hour later saying she had woken up disoriented in an apartment of someone she did not know.
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