After spending over 30 years together, successful entrepreneur Jennifer Flavin and Hollywood A-Lister Sylvester Stallone have announced that they are ending their marriage. In spite of the fact that they had been married for such a long time, the divorced couple’s relationship was plagued by adultery and allegations of a love child.
At a restaurant in 1988, actor Sylvester Stallone and former fashion model Jennifer Flavin had their first encounter with one another. She was just 19 years old when she went to Hollywood, and he was in his early 40s at the time.
Sparks soared immediately, but the couple didn’t go public with their relationship until 1990 when they were both in attendance at an event in Los Angeles at the same time.
However, there were several bumps on the road over the course of their romance. The odd way in which Stallone ended his relationship with Flavin was by sending a letter to her through FedEx. In an interview in 1994, she characterized the breakup as follows:
“He gave me a six-page handwritten note, in pen. It was not executed very well.”
The entrepreneur eventually found out that the scriptwriter had broken their relationship because he was cheating on her with supermodel Janice Dickinson, which was the reason he gave for ending the relationship.
In addition to this, there were whispers that Stallone was the biological father of Dickinson’s daughter, who also happened to be a kid. In an interview with People magazine, Flavin recounted the incident as follows:
“It was like a ton of bricks being dropped on my head. I had no notion that anything like this was going to take place.
However, that event did not prevent her and Stallone from starting a new chapter in their romantic relationship. In spite of the significant age gap between them, the pair decided to be married in 1997. In May of 2022, Sylvester Stallone and Flavin celebrated the 25th anniversary of their wedding.
They commemorated the momentous event by complimenting one another on various social media platforms. The actor who played Rambo was quoted as saying, “not enough words could be used to convey what this wonderfully unselfish, committed, and the patient lady has meant to our lives, and I only pray there could be another 25!”
On her social media accounts, Flavin wrote, “Thank you for always keeping me smiling, loving, and protecting our beautiful family.” The post was accompanied by a series of vintage images of the pair.
In spite of this, HollywoodLife claimed in August 2022 that Flavin had submitted a divorce petition to Stallone after the couple had been married for a total of 25 years. In an interview with TMZ, Stallone said that he and Flavin are moving in “different directions,” but that he does not love her any less. People had begun to speculate that the estranged couple was getting a divorce due to their Rottweiler pet called Dwight, which prompted this statement to be made.
The journal had previously been informed by anonymous sources that the Oscar candidate wanted to acquire the dog for the purpose of providing his family with security, but Flavin was opposed to the idea. Because of the disagreement, the two of them got into a heated discussion, which ultimately resulted in some things falling apart. As a direct consequence of that, Flavin initiated the divorce process.
Stallone, on the other hand, argued that the cause for their formal separation had nothing to do with the dog and that it was unrelated to the circumstances surrounding the canine. Additionally, he lauded his out-of-touch wife and said that he admired her:
“We did not call it quits on the relationship over such a little disagreement. Simply put, we decided to go in separate paths. For Jennifer, I have nothing but the utmost regard. I will never stop loving her. She is a remarkable human being. She is the kindest and most thoughtful person I’ve ever come across.
On his arm, Stallone had sported a tattoo depicting a native of California; however, he has since replaced it with a tattoo of a Rottweiler. He added that since he had the tattoo for 14 years, he wanted to have it updated, but unfortunately, things didn’t go according to plan.
He said that he did not have any malicious intent when he replaced it with the dog and that he did it as a last option. He also mentioned that he still had a tattoo of Flavin on his behind.
Meanwhile, Flavin has been hinting for quite some time that they were having problems in their marriage 16 months before they divorced. She confirmed that they had been battling and said that, in contrast to her, he was “extremely dirty.”
In addition, the mother of three offered some marital guidance to her daughters Sistine and Sophia during an interview in April 2021, recognizing that marriage is a challenging institution:
You are going to argue with one another, and you are going to disagree over things. You need to let some air out of your lungs and take a break. There is no such thing as a relationship that is flawless and full of joy all the time for both partners. If you think you can endure the ups and downs, mood swings, and peculiarities of such folks, then you should try living with them.
Flavin, who is also the mother of Scarlet, said that she has an A-type personality, which is the polar opposite of the personality of the father of her children. She went on to say, “He’s extremely untidy, and I’m not.”
She said this during her interview on the “UNWAXED Podcast,” which is hosted by her two kids. “Marriage is lengthy, you’re not always going to be happy, realize that,” she said. Additionally, Flavin suggested that healthy debate inside a union may be advantageous:
“Sometimes fighting is wonderful because you let out a lot of things that you’ve been holding in and you let it go, and then you’re okay again,” one person said. “It’s like a release valve.”
She said that she often counsels her friends who are experiencing difficulties in their romantic relationships by telling them, “but don’t throw it away.” Flavin made it clear that she did not provide guidance of this kind to anyone who was currently in violent situations.
On August 19, 2022, just a few short days before Flavin filed for divorce in Palm Beach County, Florida, she shared a picture of herself and her children on Instagram. The children expressed their support for Flavin as she was going through the divorce.
She shared a photo of herself together with her three children, with the message reading, “These girls are my focus; nothing else counts.” We will always be a group of four.”
On the post, Sistine wrote, “Strongest lady I know,” while Sophia said, “You are our rock, cheerleader, and the most wonderful mother.” We are extremely happy to have you, love you so much.”
Stallone has sent a statement to CNN indicating that he cherishes his family and that they are low-key addressing the matter at hand in response to the news that the divorce has made headlines.
“I am devoted to my family. These are private matters that are being discussed politely and in private at this time.
In spite of his ongoing issues with Flavin, the movie star shared a picture on social media with Flavin on the occasion of their daughter’s birthday. On August 27, 2022, the family celebrated the birthday of their oldest child, Sophia, who was 26 years old at the time. Through the use of social media, the ecstatic father paid homage to his daughter by posting many pictures of the family together.
While everything was going on, Flavin issued a statement to People in which she said that despite the fact that she and Stallone would no longer be husband and wife, she would remember the time they spent together forever.
“While we will no longer be married, I will always cherish the more than the 30-year relationship that we shared, and I know we are both committed to our beautiful daughters,” the star of “Bar Girls,” said. “While we will no longer be married, I will always cherish the more than a 30-year relationship that we shared.”