Olivia Newton-John was apparently a Swiftie — at least that’s what her rep says, telling us the late singer would’ve gotten a kick out of these Taylor Swift‘s ‘Grease’ throwback photos.
Michael Caprio, Olivia’s publicist of 25 years and counting, tells TMZ … Olivia “would be tickled” to see all the childhood pics of young Taylor playing Olivia’s famous character in a school production of the hit musical … which just surfaced earlier this week.
Olivia’s publicist adds … she “had the greatest respect for Taylor as an artist and she was a fan of her talent.” So, the fact Taylor was paying homage to her in her youth is kismet.
As we reported … some old photographs of Taylor in character as Sandy is making the rounds … it’s from June 2000, long before Taylor was the biggest star in music.
Funny enough, Olivia and Taylor actually crossed paths when ONJ was still alive … Michael says Olivia took a group of girlfriends to see a Taylor concert in Miami in 2010, with Olivia raving about Taylor’s performance.
Michael recalls Olivia telling him she thought “Taylor was such a sweet, talented and smart girl.”
Sounds like the feelings are mutual … Michael says Taylor’s got a vintage concert t-shirt from Olivia’s 1982 Physical Tour in her wardrobe. On its face, they were big fans of the other.
Ya gotta love it … Taylor was more than likely hopelessly devoted to the part, and it seems Olivia would’ve really appreciated that.