Everyone knows who Sylvester Stallone is but not that many people are aware that the action star has an adult son named Seargeoh hidden away from the public eye.
Seargeoh Stallone is, still to this day, a mystery to many "Rocky" fans around the world. Although his father is a household name in Hollywood, thanks to all his action and drama films, the same can't be said for Seargeoh.
Seargeoh was born in 1979 to Sylvester and his ex-wife, Sasha Czack. His grandfather was Frank Sr. Stallone, an Italian-American hairdresser and polo fan, while his grandmother, Jackie Stallone, was an Astrologer and a promoter of women's wrestling.
Although he played the role of Rocky Balboa Jr. in "Rocky II," that was his last part ever since he was diagnosed with autism in 1982, at the age of three, putting a full stop on his career.
Seargeoh was a shy boy growing up, but his frequent silence began to worry his parents. Although he could write, draw, and repeat certain words, he was not one to talk.
When they took him to see a specialist, the actor and actress learned about his autistic condition. In a previous interview, Sasha shared their reaction:
"We both broke down. I knew that Sly couldn’t get as involved because of his work. We do what we have to do. So I just said, ‘Give me the money, and I’ll take care of it.’”
As prominent people in the entertainment industry, the couple received unsolicited advice to enroll their son in a special facility. However, Sylvester did otherwise and cared for his son at home.
To help their son, the couple chose to adjust for Seargoeh and give the boy all he needs to become better, including homeschooling and therapy sessions. When Seargeoh reached ten years old, his mobility and speech improved.
During her 19th birthday in May, Scarlet received a tribute from her father on Instagram.
On February 14, 1985, Seargeoh's parents decided to go separate ways amidst his autism-related challenges. Despite their divorce, both Sylvester and Sasha continued to shower their son with love and care.
For years, Seargeoh lived a private life, which many respected. Due to being away from the spotlight, many people started confusing him with his older brother, Sage Moonblood, who passed away at age 36, in 2012, due to heart disease.
Sage also followed in the entertainment industry and appeared in his father's film, "Rocky V," as Robert Balboa Jr., the onscreen son of Sylvester. During his death, Sylvester appealed to the public to stop speculating about his son's demise.
"Because when a parent loses a child, there is no greater pain. Therefore I am imploring people to respect my wonderfully talented son's memory," he told E! News at the time.
Sylvester is also a father to three beautiful daughters, whom he shares with his wife, Jennifer Flavin. The couple welcomed their firstborn, Sophia, on August 27, 1996.
Unlike her older siblings, Sophia dreams of becoming a cosmetic and fashion entrepreneur after graduating from the University of Southern California.
Meanwhile, her younger sister, Sistine, ventured into modeling and signed with IMG Models. She also appeared in the film "47 Meters Down: Uncaged." Together with Sophia, Sistine hosts a podcast called "UNWAXED."
Sylvester Stallone at the "Rocky" Broadway opening night after party at Roseland Ballroom on March 13, 2014 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
Scarlet, the youngest of Sylvester's children, was born on May 25, 2002. Like her superstar father and sister, Sistine, she is a model and actress, appearing in the film "Reach Me."
During her 19th birthday in May, Scarlet received a tribute from her father on Instagram. The actor posted a few throwback photos accompanied by a sweet caption.
"You are talented, humble, and generous to all. We love you beyond words," he wrote. Sylvester's children are undoubtedly lucky to have a loving father like him.