Sylvester Stallone is not one of those actors with a clean past but Jennifer transformed his life and made him the family man he is today.
Scandals and rumors are meant to follow every celebrity couple that enjoys the glitz and glam of Hollywood. Relationships and marriages in the entertainment world have always had a rocky path. However, in spite of these struggles, some couples have stuck to each other hand in hand. Sylvester Stallone, the man who is well known for his action movies such as Rocky, Rambo, and Creed have had his share of broken relationships and marriages. His fame and tough looks attracted a lot of women and the action star went in and out of relationships swiftly. But soon he met the woman who transformed him into a responsible family man.
Sylvester Stallone met 19-year-old Jennifer Flavin at the age of 42, after two broken marriages. At the time, he was not only famous for his movies but also his roving eyes. His two failed relationships had left him trashed, battered, scarred and humiliated. Stallone was at his lowest point, both personally and professionally. That was when Stallone's eyes met Flavin's in a random encounter at a West Hollywood restaurant in 1988. And from the time they met, Jennifer was by his side.
“When we come together, it is wonderful. When we are separate, there are no strings attached. That’s the way it is. No strings," said Stallone in 1991, quoted People. The couple spent quality time together in love. “I’d come over, and we’d watch a movie, cook dinner, goof around with the dog or walk on the beach,” recalled Jennifer. In spite of Stallone's history of extramarital affairs, Jennifer was a woman who wanted to believe in the best of everyone. "I’m not naive 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. Still. He’s not a cheating dog every day of the week. We spend five out of seven nights together, so I don’t know where he’d find the time,” said Jennifer.
However, his beliefs were blown when he dumped her in 1994 by sending her a six-page letter via FedEx. “He sent me a six-page handwritten letter, in pen. It was pretty sloppy,” said Jennifer. Despite saying three years ago “I’m loving life again" while dating Jennifer, Stallone parted ways with her as he became close to model Janice Dickinson. The two spent a year apart and Stallone was back to his string of failed relationships. But soon things took a different twist.
The two got back together in 1995 and married in 1997. They have been married for 22 years now and have been with each other for 32 years. Stallone and Jennifer share a happy marriage and have three daughters who are all models. Stallone is proud of his family of females. “I basically just keep my mouth shut and don’t cause waves,” he said on the Ellen Degeneres Show in 2016, according to People. “Again, she’s fantastic, but it’s all women. Women rule. Even the dogs, they’re female and the one male’s been neutered.”
In a 2010 interview with the Daily Telegraph, Stallone said, "But I’ve never had more fun. I learned that from my wife… It took me 19 years to realize she’s always right. I realized that women have a knack, at least Jennifer, for making incredibly erudite, wise, smart decisions. I always leap without looking," quoted Sun.
Though the couple had a rocky start, they celebrate and enjoy their life together. At the event of Jennifer's 50th birthday, the entire family came together to celebrate. Jennifer was the missing part of Rocky's life. She beaded together all the missing stones and created magic in his life.