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EXCLUSIVE: How Olivia Newton-John is helping John Travolta reset his life after the loss of wife Kelly Preston

''John confided his feelings to Olivia.''

By Woman's Day team
It's hard to find a Hollywood celeb who loves Australia more than John Travolta.
He's travelled Down Under more than 10 times, was an ambassador for Qantas and of course, he calls Aussie icon Olivia Newton-John one of his best mates.
So it's little wonder he's enlisted her to help him find the house of his dreams in her homeland!
The 68-year-old Grease star "wants a life reset" after losing his wife Kelly Preston according to close sources who reveal he has set his sights on one day owning a bolthole near celeb hotspot, Byron Bay.
John has travelled to Australia more than ten times and has a love for the people. (Image: Getty)
"Taking some time away from America has been on his mind since Kelly passed in 2020," says a source, who explains that despite once considering living in Europe, he was turned off the idea after spending time with his singer daughter Ella there when she was filming last year.
"John confided his feelings to Olivia during one of their many phone calls, and she suggested he consider moving to Australia. He can't believe he didn't think of it sooner!
"He has lots of friends here, including Terri Irwin and Russell Crowe, so living somewhere near them would be ideal."
"John confided his feelings to Olivia during one of their many phone calls, and she suggested he consider moving to Australia." (Image: Getty)
Olivia, 73, is said to be encouraging him to look in the Byron region, where she once owned her Gaia Retreat & Spa retreat. It's also exactly halfway between Russell's Coffs Harbour estate and Terri's Australia Zoo home north of Brisbane.
"John loves the idea of being close to people who mean so much to him," says a source.
"He's been combing the internet for his dream property – and there's one he's interested in that ticks all the boxes, including a music studio for Ella, who's working on her music career."
John at a photo call with his late wife, Kelly. (Image: Getty)
Woman's Day understands that John would use a home in Australia to escape the American winter, together with Ella, 22, and son, Benjamin, 11.
"It helps that he has his 737 pilot licence now – he can basically fly himself and the kids there whenever he wants," says the insider. "Olivia, who used to live in Byron, thinks the change of scene and slower pace of life will do them all the world of good."
In 2014, John spoke of his love for our corner of the world.
"I'm very attracted to the personalities of Australia," he revealed at a Qantas event in Seattle. "The people are very appealing to me.
"They're very down-to-earth, they're real, they reach for you. I just find you're your better self when you feel comfortable with a group of people."

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