McDermott disappeared at sea in 2005 after having dated Newton-John for almost a decade. Some subsequently assumed he was dead, while others thought that he had faked his death; Newton-John was never considered a suspect in the incident, however. And in 2008, the actress moved on.
In a secret ceremony that year, Newton-John married John Easterling, the president of a homeopathic business called Amazon Herb Company. The wedding took place with no one else present, though, and the couple didn’t publicly announce their marriage until several weeks after the ceremony had taken place.
But despite Newton-John’s personal and professional success, there have been some difficult times for the star. In 1992, for instance, she was told that she had breast cancer – a diagnosis that happened to have been given on the same weekend that her father passed away.