Action star Sylvester Stallone is one of the most successful Hollywood actors. However, he has not taken his successful journey alone as his wife of over two decades, Jennifer Flavin, has been by his side. Here is all you need to know about her and his family.
On July 6, 1946, Sylvester Stallone was born to an astrologer and a beautician. He rose to fame in 1976 with his award-winning role in "Rocky" and soon became one of the biggest action stars.
The actor did not have a rosy childhood and spent some years as a child in foster care. He eventually dropped out of university to pursue an acting career.
Stallone, who has married three times, was the first to receive the Golden Icon Award. Between December 28, 1974, and February 14, 1985, he was married to photographer Sasha Czack.
In December 1985, he married the Danish model-turned-actress, presenter, and singer, Brigitte Nielsen, despite his mother's warning. Nineteen months later, he filed for divorce.
Even though his previous marriages were short, Stallone has experienced a long relationship with his third wife, Flavin. They married on May 17, 1997, and recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
They paid tributes to themselves on their respective Instagram pages to mark the milestone. While he thanked her for being incredibly selfless, dedicated, and patient, she thanked him for making her laugh and for how he loves and protects their family.
MEET JENNIFER FLAVIN, SYLVESTER STALLONE'S WIFE OF OVER TWO DECADES
Flavin was born in 1968 and lost her father when she was 12. To support her large family, she started modeling at 19, but skin issues stalled her modeling career, so she founded Serious Skin Care.
Flavin and Stallone met in 1988 when she was 19, and he was 42 with two divorces under his belt. They dated for six years but split in 1994 through a six-page handwritten letter. However, they reconciled in 1995 and married in London in 1997.
DO THEY HAVE CHILDREN?
Stallone and Flavin have three daughters together. Their first daughter Sophia was born in 1996, then the second, Sistine, in 1998, and their youngest daughter Scarlet, in 2002.
However, Stallone had two sons from his previous marriage to Czack. His first son Sage was born in 1976, and his second son Seargeoh was born in 1979.
Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone, and Jennifer Flavin at the grand opening of Planet Hollywood restaurant on November 25, 1995 | Source: Getty Images
Unfortunately, Stallone lost his first son in 2012. Sage died from a heart attack, but he was also an actor, director, and producer before his death.
While Stallone's daughters all work as models, Seargeoh was diagnosed with autism at three. He stayed out of the spotlight and ventured into acting, and played Robert "Rocky" Balboa Jr in Rocky II.
Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Flavin and daughters Scarlet Rose Stallone, Sistine Rose Stallone, Sophia Rose Stallone at the premiere of "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2" on April 19, 2017 | Source: Getty Images
SYLVESTER STALLONE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS ELDEST DAUGHTER
Despite his work, Stallone always finds time for his daughter. While filming his new series "Tulsa King," his eldest daughter visited him as she was also in New York with her sisters to begin shooting a reality show.
In Stallone's upcoming Paramount+ series, he plays a mobster who, after being exiled by his previous boss to Tulsa, Oklahoma, attempts to construct his criminal empire with the help of an odd collection of associates.