Closing your chapter. Sylvester Stallone and wife Jennifer Flavin have separated after 25 years of marriage, us weekly confirm.
Flavin, 54, filed for divorce from the Rambo actor, 76, in Palm Beach County, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 19, according to court records. Close was the first to report on the couple’s breakup, hours after Stallone raised his eyebrows with a new tattoo covering the iconic portrait of Flavin’s face on his bicep.
The estranged couple celebrated a landmark anniversary earlier this year. “Happy 25th anniversary to my amazing wife,” he said. Creed star captioned a sweet Instagram tribute to the Serious Skin Care co-founder back in May. “There are not enough words to describe what this incredibly selfless, dedicated and patient woman has meant to our lives and she only wishes there could be another 25! Thanks love!”
Stallone was previously married to sasha czak from December 1974 to February 1985. The exes welcomed sons Sage and Seargeoh in 1976 and 1979, respectively, before resigning. His oldest child died of heart disease in 2012 at the age of 36.
After his separation from Czack, the Rocky Star exchanged vows with Brigitte Nielsen in December 1985. They were married for two years before finally pulling the plug on their romance.
The Golden Globe winner married Flavin in May 1997, less than a year after the couple welcomed daughter Sophia in August 1996. Sistine and Scarlet arrived in June 1998 and May 2002, respectively. The trio made headlines in 2017 when they were named Golden Globes Ambassadors for the 74th annual awards show.
“We really know how amazing this opportunity is and we jumped at it, and I’m so happy to do it with them,” Sistine said. U.S ahead of the January 2017 ceremony in California. “We really are that close! I know it sounds like we’re just faking it, but we really are very close.”
The brothers recalled the moment they found out about their exciting opportunity and revealed that the announcement was a family affair. “We were all sitting in the family room and my dad called us like we were getting some tragic news,” Sistine said. “I was like, ‘Oh, God, someone died!’ We were ready to take it, like holding hands, like, ‘Oh, God, who died, something sad is happening.’ But he said, ‘I got the call, you’re going to be Miss Golden Globes,’ and we freaked out! My mom turned the music up loud, the dogs were barking and we were dancing!”
Scarlet chimed in and added, “It was a party at the Stallone house, for sure.”
Over the years, the Oscar nominee has raved about seeing his children succeed and has often shared his family pride via social media. “I am a very lucky man to have such wonderful and loving children who have brought me nothing but joy,” he wrote alongside a group photo with his daughters in July 2021. “Now I wish they would stop growing so tall! LOL.”