Sylvester Stallone has revealed his fleeting split from wife Jennifer Flavin will be a part of the family’s new Paramount + show, amid speculation the couple’s break-up was staged for TV.
Former model Jennifer, 54, filed for divorce from the Rocky legend, 76, in August following a 25 year marriage – but just one month later, it was confirmed the pair, who share three daughters, had reconciled.
The family are now tipped to become the next top reality stars, with Sly telling the Hollywood Reporter that ‘of course’ the split will form part of the show, while refreshingly acknowledging his own shortcomings as a husband and father.
Candid: Sylvester Stallone has revealed his fleeting split from wife Jennifer Flavin will be a part of the family’s new Paramount + show, amid speculation the couple’s break-up was staged for TV (pictured together last month)
The Tulsa King actor said: ‘It’s the John Lennon thing: “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” Hopefully you’re involved with people who understand the foibles of life and the fragility of it and how rare a real good relationship is.
‘Sometimes I put the work ahead of [my family], and that is a tragic mistake which won’t happen again.’
Last month the Oscar winner opened up about the forces that drove he and wife Jennifer back together.
He said: ‘There was a reawakening of what was more valuable than anything, which is my love for my family,’ Stallone told The Sunday Times. ‘It takes precedence over my work and that was a hard lesson to learn.’
Icon: The family are now tipped to become the next top reality stars, with Sly telling the Hollywood Reporter that ‘of course’ the split will form part of the show, while refreshingly acknowledging his own shortcomings as a husband and father
Stallone told the outlet that he regretted focusing on his career over his children in some cases
‘I didn’t pay enough attention when they were growing up,’ said Stallone, who is father to daughters Sophia, 26, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20 with Flavin, 54; and with ex Sasha Czack, son Seargeoh, 43, and the late Sage Stallone, who tragically passed away at 36 following a heart attack in July 2012.
He added: ‘I was so career-oriented and now I go, “OK, I don’t have that much runway up ahead and I want to start asking them about their lives.”
‘I ask them about their day and they started at first a little monosyllabic. Then I heard one say, “I was just thinking about you.” Oh my God. I’ve never heard that before in my life. When a daughter knows you care, she’s there forever.’
The Stallones are currently filming a reality show for Paramount+ – which was first announced in August this year – and are said to be working with the same team behind Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
A rep for the Rocky star confirmed the series stating: ‘The Stallones are presently filming a reality show together, which will debut on Paramount+.’
Shortly after, former model Jennifer filed for divorce. The news sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with many expecting a bitter divorce battle to rival Brad and Angelina.
Family first: ‘Sometimes I put the work ahead of [my family], and that is a tragic mistake which won’t happen again’ (pictured with Jennifer and daughters Sistine and Sophia)
When the split was first announced, Stallone issued an August 24 statement that said, according to E! News, ‘I love my family. We are amicably and privately addressing these personal issues.’
The Rambo star also had a giant tattoo of Jennifer on his right bicep covered – with a picture of Butkus, Rocky’s bull mastiff from the hit movies.
In September, it was reported that the movie star and his wife of 25 years ‘decided to meet up at home, where they talked and were able to work out their differences. They are both extremely happy,’ his rep told Page Six.
The couple were then seen smiling and reuniting as they were pictured out and about in Los Angeles, much like Kim and her family.
The sighting comes after it was reported that the lovebirds have a ‘better channel of communication’ to work through their differences, according to People.
They still have work to be done, the source noted, but ‘in a longterm marriage like theirs, ending it and dividing up their assets would be difficult.’
While it is not all ‘bliss’ for the couple, they ‘are both family-oriented,’ the source said, ‘that had a lot do do with their efforts to stay together.’
Throwback: The movie star and his wife of 25 years are pictured during Friars Club Honors in New York, 1997
Adding: ‘They have their differences.’
Sylvester and Jennifer’s fortune is estimated to be around $400 million; they live in a $36 million mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.
In the divorce proceedings, Jennifer accused Sylvester of ‘intentional dissipation of marital assets.’
Their divorce was put on pause on September 21 via an abatement in court.
Days prior to their reconciliation, a court filing revealed at a Palm Beach Country, Florida court revealed that the duo agreed ‘that it is in the best interests of each of them individually, and more importantly collectively as a family, to resolve all issues attendant to the dissolution of their marriage in a dignified, amicable and private manner out-of-court.’
They first dated in 1988 shortly after his brief second marriage to Brigitte Nielsen had gone south.
They had met in a Beverly Hills restaurant when she was a 20-year-old model and he was suffering a temporary glitch with Rambo III – a movie that won him the Golden Raspberry for worst actor.
But he then moved on to model Janice Dickinson who said he was the father of her little girl. He ended things with Flavin by sending her a letter by FedEx, which she called ‘sloppy.’
Oh dear: The Rambo star also had a giant tattoo of Jennifer on his right bicep covered – with a picture of Butkus, Rocky’s bull mastiff from the hit movies
‘Wonderful..’ Fans speculated they reconciled in September after he shared two throwback photos on his social media showing he and Jennifer holding hands
It was only after he and Dickinson split that DNA tests proved he was not the dad.
He then got engaged to actress Angie Everhart but that fizzled and he again returned to Flavin.
They married on May 17, 1997 at the posh Dorchester Hotel in London, and with Stallone’s reputation as a playboy, few predicted they would last long.
‘I’m not naïve about what may go on when I’m not around – he’s a 45-year-old man – I can’t change the way he is,’ Flavin told People at the time.
‘Still, he’s not a cheating dog every day of the week,’ she added. ‘We spend five out of seven nights together, so I don’t know where he’d find the time.’
But last it did and just this May they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary.
Family first: The stars are parents to three children together: daughters Sophia, 26, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20
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