As John Travolta took the stage to introduce the “Oscars In Memoriam” phase, he delivered a robust speech that moved him to tears. He began by recognizing the significance of honoring those that devoted their lives to leisure, acknowledging that it’s a privilege for entertainers to pursue their ardour. Nonetheless, just a few moments into his speech, the “Welcome Again, Kotter” star acquired visibly emotional as he particularly paid tribute to his late “Grease” co-star, Olivia Newton-John. He said, “By their immeasurable contributions, every of them left a person and indelible mark that shared and knowledgeable us. They’ve touched our hearts, they’ve made us smile, and have become expensive associates, who we’ll at all times stay hopelessly dedicated to,” referencing Newton-John’s 1978 music “Hopelessly Devoted To You.”
Unsurprisingly, Travolta’s heartwarming tribute sparked reactions from followers, with many taking to Twitter to acknowledge the second. “John Travolta actually making an attempt to make your boy tear up together with his emotional Olivia Newton-John shout-out…Dammit,” one particular person wrote. “John Travolta choking on his phrases destroyed me. RIP Olivia Newton-John. Perpetually my Sandy,” a second tweeted.
Following her dying in August 2022, Travolta paid a touching tribute to Newton-John, who acted as his love curiosity within the 1978 musical. “I like you a lot. We’ll see you down the highway and we’ll all be collectively once more. Yours from the second I noticed you and perpetually,” he wrote on Instagram.