Newton-John’s ex found in Mexico, with new lover
In a strange twist, reports on Monday claim to know where the ex-boyfriend of legendary pop star Olivia Newton-John is, after he went missing more than 10 years ago.
US Magazine, Australia’s Woman’s Day, Fox News and other outlets reported on Monday that cameraman Patrick McDermott is alive and well, in Mexico with a woman.
In an “exclusive,” Woman’s Day says McDermott, who vanished during a California fishing trip in 2005, is in the isolated Mexican village of Sayulita with what appears to be a German girlfriend.
“Patrick’s probably now working in the yachting industry for a high-profile family down there,” private investigator Philip Klein told the website.
It’s a far cry from the life McDermott spent with Newton-John, who was touring in Australia when McDermott, then 48, vanished. Sympathy from fans around the globe flowed in after news broke the former “Grease” star’s boyfriend went missing.
But it appears McDermott had a lot to run from. Fox News says that at the time of his disappearance, he filed for bankruptcy and had unpaid debts totaling more than $30,000.
McDermott was also accused in reports of faking his death.
Newton-John, now 67, has moved on with her life.
She’s still performing and US Magazine says she secretly wed natural remedy company founder John Easterling in 2008.
There’s been no response from Newton-John on the latest development.