Sylvester Stallone’s wife of 25 years, Jennifer Flavin, filed for divorce on Friday
Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.
On Friday, Flavin filed a petition in Palm Beach County, Florida, seeking “dissolution of marriage and other relief” from the Rocky actor, 76.
Stallone and Flavin, 54, married in 1997, though their relationship began in 1988 at a Beverly Hills restaurant.
Scarlet, 20, Sistine, 24, and Sophia, 25, are their three daughters. Stallone has a son, Seargeoh, from his previous marriage to Sasha Czack. Sage, his oldest child with Starlin Wright, died in 2012.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Stallone said, “I love my family. We are amicably and privately addressing these personal issues.”
Flavin told yahoo, “I’m sad to announce that after 25 years of marriage I have filed for divorce from my husband Sylvester Stallone.
While we will no longer be married, I will always cherish the more than a 30-year relationship that we shared, and I know we are both committed to our beautiful daughters. I ask for privacy for our family as we amicably move forward.”
The couple’s split comes three months after they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary, which they celebrated with Instagram tributes to each other.
“Happy 25th anniversary to my amazing wife,” Stallone captioned a photo carousel of the pair. “There are not enough words to describe what this incredibly selfless dedicated, patient, woman has meant to our lives and I only wish they could be another 25! Thank you, sweetheart!”
Flavin wrote alongside her own snapshot collection, “Happy 25th wedding anniversary to us! 🥰❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for always keeping me laughing, loving, and protecting our beautiful family!”
She concluded, “Our marriage keeps getting better every year! I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together! 🥰❤️❤️❤️” Flavin’s post has since been deleted.
On Aug. 10, Flavin posted a snapshot that showed her sharing a hug with the duo’s three daughters, writing in the caption, “These girls are my priority ❤️ nothing else matters. The 4 of us forever🤍🙏🏻 #truth #family #forever.”
“You are our rock, cheerleader, and most incredible mom,” Sophia wrote in a comment. “We are so lucky to have you❤️ love you so much.”
“Strongest woman I know❤️,” added Sistine, while Scarlet left a single heart emoji.