Playing squeaky-clean Sandy in the 1978 movie blockbuster Grease, Olivia Newton-John famously sang of being “hopelessly devoted” to her man. But her off-screen love life seems way more dramatic than fiction, with a vanished partner rumoured to have faked his own drowning.
This week saw sensational new claims that the 67-year-old singer and actress’s ex, Patrick McDermott, secretly fled to a new life in Mexico, possibly with a German girlfriend.
An Australian magazine claims fresh evidence confirms he did not drown in June 2005, when he disappeared while on an overnight fishing trip off San Pedro, California.
American private investigator John Nazarian claims to be the first to have tracked Patrick to a small town near the Mexican resort of Cabo San Lucas — a favourite with such celebrities as Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney.
He told The Sun, “I am not surprised by these new sightings because I found he was down there almost ten years ago. I drove to El Pescadero, where a restaurant owner said she remembered McDermott.”...