Sylvester Stallone's wife, Jennifer Flavin, has filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage, according to Business Insider. The documents were filed with the Palm Beach County Court last Friday. As became known,
Flavin accuses the husband of "engaging in the willful squandering, depletion and/or embezzlement of family property that has had an adverse economic impact on the family." Both spouses addressed the press with statements that the divorce was amicable and asked for confidentiality.
Flavin is 54 years old, Stallone is 76. They met in 1988 in a restaurant in Beverly Hills: she was a 20-year-old model, he was going through a difficult time after the failure of Rambo III, the film that won him the Golden Raspberry for the worst male role. The couple dated for six years, and in 1994 they broke up: Stallone went to actress Janice Dickinson, who stated that she had given birth to a child from him (a subsequent DNA test showed that this was not so). According to Flavin, he broke up with her, having informed about it in a letter sent via FedEx. In 1995, they reconciled, a year later they had their first child, and a year later they got married. They then had two more daughters. This marriage was considered one of the strongest in Hollywood, despite the fact that Stallone had a reputation as an incorrigible playboy before meeting Flavin.
In May this year, the couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. In a social media post dedicated to the date, Stallone said that he "doesn't have enough words to describe what this incredibly selfless, dedicated, patient woman means to our lives," and also stated that he would like to spend "another 25 years" with her. . However, then publications appeared in the press that not everything was going smoothly in the family. Recently, Stallone replaced the tattoo of his wife on his right bicep with another - now there is the muzzle of the dog Butkus, with whom he starred in Rocky.
As it became known, in court papers, Flavin demands to protect the common property of the couple, the safety of which she doubts, during the divorce process, and also to grant her the right to sole ownership of the estate in Palm Beach, where she now lives with her daughters. The price of a residence with seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a private beach and a jetty is $57 million.