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Olivia Newton-John’s Ex-Lover Mysteriously Vanished 14 Years Ago. But What Actually Happened To Him?

Date January 25, 2019 10:55

Olivia Newton-John had been in love many times in her life. But one of her romances had a very unexpected and mysterious ending. The actress had been dating Patrick McDermott for long 9 years until one day, he simply vanished.

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What happened?

Patrick McDermott was last seen on a fishing boat when he was on a trip to San Pedro in 2005. Interestingly, none of 22 passengers saw him go overboard, but he somehow disappeared from the boat.

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His personal belongings were found on board but the man’s body was nowhere seen. There have been many speculations that it was a staged death after it was discovered that McDermott was bankrupt, owing $31,000 to creditors.

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Nonetheless, Patrick McDermott was not found and 8 years later he was officially declared as dead. But up till this day, the case was not investigated thoroughly.

Olivia Newton-John was left heartbroken

Newton-John was in the middle of a tour in Australia when she found out that McDermott disappeared. Later, in one of her interviews, she commented:

It was very hard. He was lost at sea and nobody really knows what happened. It’s human to wonder, but you know. Those are the things in life you have to accept and let go. I live on, and of course, questions come up, always, that’s human.

She’s right, questions do come up. Throughout the years, many people have claimed that the saw Patrick McDermott. However, it has never been proven that it was him.

He was mistaken with many people, including a Canadian pub owner, who was shocked to find his photos in the press, claiming that he was Olivia Newton-John's missing lover.

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Meanwhile, Newton-John has since moved on. In 2008, she secretly tied the knot with John Easterling. But the mystery of her ex-lover still remains unsolved.

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