Sylvester Stallone’s personal life is so much in the news nowadays. His wife, Jennifer Flavin, has filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage. The petition was filed last week in the court of Palm Beach County, Florida. It is the same place where the couple owns a home.
The Couple Break Their Marriage on Personal Issues
According to the former model, their marriage was irretrievably broken. In a response to this, the Rocky Actor stated, “I love my family. We are amicably and privately addressing these personal issues.”
What did the Petition for Dissolution State?
The petition for dissolution of their marriage alleges that the actor engaged in the “intentional dissipation, depletion, and/or waste of marital assets that have had an adverse economic impact on their marital estate.”
There is a document indicating the request for compensation by Flavin. It also states that an unequal distribution of marital assets should be done in her favor. Flavin is also seeking exclusive use of the Palm Beach estate during the pendency of the divorce proceedings as per the records.
But Stallone is yet to file his response to the petition. An email to a representative seeking comment on the matter was not immediately returned by the actor.
The Couple Celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in May
It shocked the fans to know that Stallone’s marriage was ending. What’s more unfortunate is that the news about their divorce came three months after they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in May 2022. By then, everything seemed to be perfect between them. They even dedicated a post to each other on their social media accounts.
Stallone posted a few photos of them with a caption, “There are not enough words to describe what this incredibly selfless, dedicated, patient woman has meant to our lives, and I only wish they could be another 25! Thank you, sweetheart!”
Flavin was moved by the beautiful words Stallone had for her. She also posted, “Happy 25th wedding anniversary to us! Thank you for always keeping me laughing, loving, and protecting our beautiful family! Our marriage keeps getting better every year! I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together!”
But now, Flavin has deleted the post, and you can find it nowhere on her official Instagram handle.
When did the Couple First Meet?
Going back to the timeline of their relationship, Flavin and Stallone met in 1988 at a restaurant in Beverly Hills. At that time, she was a 19-year-old Valley Girl visiting Hollywood with a friend. Stallone was in his early 40s and had married twice and fathered two sons with his first wife, Sasha Czack.
Soon after, the duo started dating each other.
The Couple Once Broke up
After dating for six years, they broke up. Stallone sent a letter via Federal Express to Flavin in which he dumped her. In one of her old interviews, Flavin stated, “He sent me a six-page handwritten letter, in pen. It was pretty sloppy.”
Initially, Flavin could not learn the real reason behind Stallone dumping her until a few days later. She found out from her agent that the actor was having affair with supermodel Janice Dickinson. The supermodel gave birth to a baby girl who was widely rumored to be Stallone’s.
But They Got Together
Stallone soon found out that he was not the father of Dickinson’s child and decided to mend things with Flavin. The lady gave him a second chance.
In 1996, they welcomed their first child together. They named their baby girl, Sophia Rose Stallone. The pretty child modeled throughout her childhood and went to USC, where she majored in communications.
It was after a year of welcoming their first child, they decided to tie the knot. Thus, a civil ceremony happened at The Dorchester Hotel in London, followed by a chapel ceremony at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, where the duo exchanged vows in 1997. It was a low-key wedding ceremony attended by a handful of family members and friends.
The whole family was happy. Flavin’s brother stated that he was on cloud nine and couldn’t be happier. Despite their rocky past, it appeared to their family that they always wanted to be together.
They Welcomed their Second Child
After a year of marriage, the duo welcomed their second child. They named their baby girl Sistine Rose. At present, Sistine is a successful model. She signed with IMG Models in 2015 when she was only 17. She had been seen in various high-profile fashion shows, including Chanel.
In 2002, Stallone and Flavin welcomed their third baby girl and named her Scarlet Rose. She was born in Los Angeles, California. Like her elder sisters, Scarlet, too, is a model. However, what makes her different from her siblings is her athleticism. She was a star at running track at her school when she was in 8th grade.
The Couple Had been Unhappy for Quite Sometime
When the news of their split broke, it took social media by storm and shocked their fans. They couldn’t make terms with the fact that this power couple was splitting.
But if the sources are to be believed, Stallone and Flavin had been unhappy in each other’s company for quite some time. One of the sources stated that their decision to split was not only about a single issue. They had experienced several issues for years in their marital life, and Flavin had had enough.
When inquired how Flavin was doing post-parting ways, the source updated, “Jen is doing okay. A divorce is never an easy choice and not fun to deal with, but she feels it’s for the best.”
We wish them patience in these testing times and always carry respect for each other.