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Sylvester Stallone opens up about his wife’s threatened divorce after 25 years of marriage

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Sistine Stallone, Jennifer Flavin, Sophia Stallone and Sylvester Stallone at the Ralph Lauren show that took place a couple of weeks ago in Los Angeles – Credits: @Amy Sussman

In August of this year, Jennifer Flavin, former model and wife of actor Sylvester Stallone, filed a lawsuit to dissolve her marriage to the interpreter of Rocky Y Ramboas she told People magazine in a statement: “I am sad to announce that after 25 years of marriage, I have filed for divorce from my husband. Although we will no longer be married, I will always cherish the 30+ year relationship we have shared, and I know we are both committed to our beautiful daughters. I ask for privacy for our family as we move through this stage amicably.”

A month after the news came to light, Flavin and Stallone backtracked and canceled what was already pointed to as a media divorce. The actor’s rep then claimed the couple was “extremely happy” after meeting at home, where they “were able to work out their differences.”

The announcement of their breakup was a surprise, even for Stallone himself, who was filming the series tulsa king which will be released by Paramount+ next year. Their reconciliation, however, was not so surprising. Stallone himself, very active on social networks, had already given some clue to this reunion on his Instagram account to his more than 15 million followers. In mid-September he published a photo with the woman holding his hand, both on their backs and walking through the field that he headed with a single word: “Wonderful…”. The image immediately sparked rumors in the networks and the media of a possible reconciliation. So it was.

Now it is the actor himself who takes the floor: in an interview with the British newspaper TheSundayTimes, He talked about his current family situation and his past regrets. “I regret having been an absent father,” said the actor from the title of the note in which he refers to the divorce lawsuit as “an awakening about what was the most important thing of all, which is love for the family ”. He also assured that this family love has priority over his work, although this was a “difficult to learn” lesson.

The complete Stallone family

The complete Stallone family

“I didn’t pay too much attention when my daughters were growing up,” she later acknowledged. Stallone and Flavin have three daughters together; Sophia, 26, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20. “I was very focused on my career and now I think, ‘Okay, I don’t have much of a road ahead of me and I want to start asking them about their lives.’ Now I ask them about their day and, at first, they answered me with monosyllables. Until one day one of them told me: ‘I was thinking of you’. Oh Lord. I had never heard that before in my life. When a daughter knows you care, she’s there forever.”

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin reconciled

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin reconciled

Stallone and Flavin met in the late 1980s. She was 19 years old and went to Hollywood to visit a friend of hers. She then saw Stallone for the first time in a restaurant. In 1988 they started dating. He was then 42 years old and had two marriages (and divorces) behind him. From his first marriage, to Sasha Czack, he had two children, Sage (who died in 2012 of arteriosclerosis at the age of 36) and Seargeoh, who suffers from autism.

The couple formed by Stallone and Flavin suffered their first bump in 1994, when they decided to break up, and a few days later she found out that he had an affair with a model, Janice Dickinson, who a few months later announced her pregnancy. When Savannah, Dickinson’s daughter, was born in early 1995, Stallone underwent a paternity test, by which he knew that the girl was not his daughter, and immediately broke up with the model to, shortly after, return with Flavin .

The couple had their first child, Sophia, in August 1996, and married less than a year later, in June 1997. Their second daughter, Sistine, arrived in 1998, and their third, Scarlet, in May 2002. The three young women share, in addition to the initial S of their first and last names, their middle name, Rose. Last May, the couple celebrated their 25 years of marriage and showed their affection on social networks. A few months later the call for public attention and reconciliation in private would come.

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