Sylvester Stallone and His Not So Rocky Family Life

More than his charisma and gorgeous looks, he is indeed a talented man that became one of Hollywood’s precious gems throughout his career. Without a doubt, Sylvester Stallone built an image for himself that made him one of the brightest stars even until now, at the age of 74.

Image Source: Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris | Stallone at the 2015 National Board of Review Gala

Image Source: Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris | Stallone at the 2015 National Board of Review Gala

Except being known as the brave Rocky Balboa in the Rocky film series and Rambo in the Rambo film series, he is also famous for making ladies become head over heels with him! In fact, he had three marriages and had a total of five kids! Now, dig the how’s and why’s deeper as you keep scrolling!

Image Source: Getty Images/Keystone | Portrait of Stallone circa 1980 for Keystone

Image Source: Getty Images/Keystone | Portrait of Stallone circa 1980 for Keystone


A CERTIFIED NEW YORKER!

On July 6, 1946, Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan to parents Jacqueline “Jackie” Labofish, an astrologer and dancer and Francesco “Frank” Stallone Sr., a beautician and hairdresser. His younger brother is Frank Stallone, who is also an actor.

Image Source: Getty Images/United Artists | Photo of Stallon in Rocky w/ a dog

Image Source: Getty Images/United Artists | Photo of Stallon in Rocky w/ a dog


THE REASON BEHIND HIS DROOPY LOOK

Sylvester Stallone is known for having this droopy look that made his roles even more iconic. Little do we know, he already had that since birth. For some, it looks like his asset but there’s a deep and painful story behind that.

Image Source: Getty Images/Hulton Archive/Evening Standard | Photo of Stallone circa 1979

Image Source: Getty Images/Hulton Archive/Evening Standard | Photo of Stallone circa 1979

Because his mother Jackie suffered complications in giving birth to him, the obstetricians used two pairs of forceps during the delivery but the mishandling of these forceps accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of the then baby Sylvester’s face.

Image Source: Getty Images/Michael Putland | Photo of Stallone circa 1982

Image Source: Getty Images/Michael Putland | Photo of Stallone circa 1982


IT’S NOT AN EASY CLIMB TO THE TOP

Before becoming the star that he is now, Stallone, just like most stars, experienced not being the center of the spotlight. As he was pursuing a career in acting, he appeared in the adult film "Party at Kitty and Stud’s" in the 1970s where he played a very far from PG-rated role.

Image Source: Getty Images/Hulton Archive | Still of Stallone in "Victory"

Image Source: Getty Images/Hulton Archive | Still of Stallone in "Victory"


HERE COMES ROCKY BALBOA

As an aspiring actor, he once went to an audition but the staff was intrigued when they found out that he was a writer. They asked him about his works and he told them about the story of Rocky and tada! It was the moment where his life turned upside down!

Image Source: Getty Images/Silver Screen Collection | Still of Stallone in Rocky

Image Source: Getty Images/Silver Screen Collection | Still of Stallone in Rocky


THE VICTORIOUS ROCKY

Rocky’s backstory from the novel and its first movie, is one that can make you shed a tear but its success will make you cry a river. Stallone didn’t even expect that the story of a young boxer can bloom in Hollywood and even produced five spin-off movies. Being both the actor and writer, Stallone made dollars and fame!

Image Source: Getty Images/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images/Ron Galella | Stallone at the 49th Academy Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images/Ron Galella | Stallone at the 49th Academy Awards


A BIG NO FROM STALLONE

The Rambo actor is not only famous for being a brave man on screen but also off-screen. He is brave enough to say no to producers who offered him starring roles that could have probably made his name even shinier.

Image Source: Getty Images/Central Press | Stallone's first crack at directing

Image Source: Getty Images/Central Press | Stallone's first crack at directing

He said no to Superman, which went to Christopher Reeve; the lead in Beverly Hills Cop, which went to Eddie Murphy; and the leading man in Pretty Woman which went to Richard Gere. For what reasons? Only Stallone knows. Hopefully, he didn’t spend moments of regret when these projects became big hits.

Image Source: Getty Images/Andreas Rentz | Stallone at the premier of "Expendables 3"

Image Source: Getty Images/Andreas Rentz | Stallone at the premier of "Expendables 3"


A ROCKY LOVE LIFE

Despite being a legendary actor, Stallone can’t escape life’s ups and downs. While his career was blossoming, he also experienced a series of roller-coaster love stories. Keep reading and you’ll be amazed how he handled both the giddy feelings and heartbreaks.

Image Source: Getty Images/Warner Brothers | Still of Stallone in Cobra

Image Source: Getty Images/Warner Brothers | Still of Stallone in Cobra


STALLONE’S FIRST WIFE: SASHA CZACH

While he was still in the middle of celebrating Rocky’s success, he fell in love with Sasha Czach, the lady who helped him write the screenplay in the first film of Rocky. Probably it was a result of sharing the same passion in writing or it could be destiny. Whatever it was, it led them to tie the knot in 1974.

Image Source: Getty Images/Global Images Ukraine | Sylvester Stallone with his wife Sasha Czach in 1985 |

Image Source: Getty Images/Global Images Ukraine | Sylvester Stallone with his wife Sasha Czach in 1985 |


THE KIDS AND HEARTBREAK WITH HIS FIRST WIFE

Their love for each other caused them to have two sons together, Seargeoh and Sage. But maybe that love wasn’t strong enough to fight for their marriage because they ended up being divorced in 1985. It was sad for both parties but both eventually moved on.

Image Source: Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archives | Sylvester and Sage in Rocky V

Image Source: Getty Images/Michael Ochs Archives | Sylvester and Sage in Rocky V


SAGE STALLONE HAD GONE TO SOON

Sage Stallone, the eldest son of Sylvester and Sasha was born in 1976. In the 1990’s film Rocky V, he played the role of Robert Balboa, Jr., the son of Rocky Balboa. Since then he started appearing in the films American Hero and The Agent.

Image Source: Getty Images/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/John Bryson | Still of Sylvester and Sage Stallone in Rocky V

Image Source: Getty Images/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/John Bryson | Still of Sylvester and Sage Stallone in Rocky V

Just as he was making a name in the industry, people are looking up to him. However, he broke the hearts of his family and fans when he died last July 2012 and his autopsy result showed that his cause of death was his coronary artery disease.

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic, Inc./Jeff Kravitz | Sage Stallone at 1994 Kid's Choice Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic, Inc./Jeff Kravitz | Sage Stallone at 1994 Kid's Choice Awards


SEARGEOH STALLONE APPEARED IN HIS FATHER’S FILM

He was Stallone’s second son and was born in 1979. He appeared in the film Rocky II, as the newborn baby of Rocky. When he was young, his father noticed that he was already repeating words and drawing pictures even though he was at the age when he did not yet walk, and then they noticed behavior changes too.

Image Source: Getty Images/Francis Apesteguy | Stallone in Paris circa 1979

Image Source: Getty Images/Francis Apesteguy | Stallone in Paris circa 1979

Later on, he was diagnosed with autism but it didn’t hinder him from experiencing life at its best. Seargeoh is being well-taken care of and he actually went on several therapy sessions. But sadly his role in the Rocky film series was transferred to the actor Milo Ventimiglia.

Image Source: Getty Images/David Livingston | Photo of Milo Ventimigilia

Image Source: Getty Images/David Livingston | Photo of Milo Ventimigilia


STALLONE’S SECOND WIFE: BRIGITTE NIELSEN

Just ten months after his first failed marriage in 1985, Stallone already found a new sweetheart as he married the pretty blonde Brigitte Nielsen. Brigette appeared in the film Rocky IV as Draco’s wife and later on, she joined Stallone in the film Cobra. Their marriage was short-lived because two years after tying the knot, they ended up divorced.

Image Source: Getty Images/ Global Images | Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen attend a ceremony by Hasty Pudding Theatrical Group

Image Source: Getty Images/ Global Images | Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen attend a ceremony by Hasty Pudding Theatrical Group


WHO WILL BE THE NEXT MRS. STALLONE?

It was not only his films that the media and fans are after but his romantic life as well. People kept an eagle’s eye to who will be the next and the third Mrs. Stallone. The candidates were Janice Dickinson and Angie Everhart as he had relationships with them. But Stallone learned not to immediately jump into the marriage bandwagon.

Image Source: Getty Images/Global Images Ukraine | Sylvester Stallone and Angie Everhart at the sixty-seventh Academy Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/Global Images Ukraine | Sylvester Stallone and Angie Everhart at the sixty-seventh Academy Awards


STALLONE’S THIRD WIFE:  JENNIFER FLAVIN

After his tabloid-worthy relationships with Dickinson and Everhart, the Rocky actor tied the knot for the third time. In May 1997, he married Jennifer Flavin. Perhaps it’s not too late to start forever, right? Their relationship blossomed enough for them to have three kids together and all are girls!

Image Source: Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian | Stallone and third wife, Flavin at the 88th Annual Academy Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian | Stallone and third wife, Flavin at the 88th Annual Academy Awards


THE TRES MARIAS

With his first wife, Stallone loved taking good care of their two sons. But with his third wife, he has three daughters! Can you imagine his joy and struggles? Yes, surely he had a tough time adjusting but seeing his daughters Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet's smiles can take those tough times away.

Image Source: Getty Images/Global Images Ukraine | Sylvester Stallone with his daughters Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes

Image Source: Getty Images/Global Images Ukraine | Sylvester Stallone with his daughters Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes


SOPHIA ROSE STALLONE

Except for doing modeling gigs, she also went to the University of California. Her beauty and hard work became more visible to the public when she took the spotlight as she became a judge in Project Runway. On top of that, she has her own makeup and fashion line!

Image Source: Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer | Sophia Rose at Glenda Bailey's book launch

Image Source: Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer | Sophia Rose at Glenda Bailey's book launch

She may look stunning now as a grown-up lady and as an in-demand model, but Sophia had some painful experiences. She had cardiac complications so she had undergone heart surgeries more than once. Thank goodness, it all went good and well!

Image Source: Getty Images/Gareth Cattermole | Sophia Rose at the 79th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Image Source: Getty Images/Gareth Cattermole | Sophia Rose at the 79th Annual Cannes Film Festival


SISTINE ROSE STALLONE

Following the steps of her mother and older sister, Sistine is also a rising professional model. However, she can’t deny that his dad passed on his acting skills to her. In 2019, she co-starred in the film "47 Meters Down Uncaged." Their family reunited that time to watch the film and show support to their beloved Sistine.

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Sistine Rose at the premier of 47 Meters Down: Caged

Image Source: Getty Images/FilmMagic/Axelle/Bauer-Griffin | Sistine Rose at the premier of 47 Meters Down: Caged


SCARLET ROSE STALLONE

The youngest daughter of Stallone and Flavin had just turned 18 this year. She is also into modeling, just like her mother and older sisters. It runs in the blood, huh? She also appeared in the films Reach Me in 2014. Since she is still in her teenage years, she still has the time to slowly conquer Hollywood. 

Image Source: Getty Images/Allen Berezovsky | Scarlet Rose with Sophia Rose at a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2018

Image Source: Getty Images/Allen Berezovsky | Scarlet Rose with Sophia Rose at a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2018


23 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Through the ups and downs of their marriage life, through all the laughter, red carpets, and infidelity issues, Stallone and Flavin continue to fight for their relationship. Last May 2020, they celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary. Isn't that so sweet!

Image Source: Getty Imagesz/WireImage/Alberto E. Rodrigue | Mr. & Mrs. Stallone at a red carpet event

Image Source: Getty Imagesz/WireImage/Alberto E. Rodrigue | Mr. & Mrs. Stallone at a red carpet event

The two of them posed in a cute photo posted by Flavin on Instagram, where her chin was sweetly leaning on to her husband’s shoulder. She wrote, “Happy anniversary to us! 23 years!” and she ended it with three red hearts (probably stands for I love you, old-school, but cool).


IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE… (CLUES: A FLOWER AND LETTER “S”)

Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet all have the second name Rose. Was this the first flower given by their father to their mother? Yay, just kidding. Whatever reasons Flavin and Stallone have, it is no doubt that their tres Marias are as blooming as their second names.

Image Source: Getty Images/Mark Davis | Stallone and his daughters at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards

Image Source: Getty Images/Mark Davis | Stallone and his daughters at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards

Okay, have you counted how many kids Stallone has? Yes, five, that’s correct and he seemed to have marked them all with a golden letter S. In case you didn’t notice, all Stallone’s children have names starting with letter S: Sage, Seargeoh, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet.

Image Source: Getty Images/Getty Images for InStyle/Matt Winkelmeyer | Stallone and his daughter at the Golden Globes Post-Party

Image Source: Getty Images/Getty Images for InStyle/Matt Winkelmeyer | Stallone and his daughter at the Golden Globes Post-Party


BREAKFAST FOR DADDY’S 74TH BIRTHDAY

The Tres Marias have a close relationship with their parents. Just look at their Instagram accounts and you can see that they are each other's biggest fans. It was also on the same platform that we saw how sweet the girls are when they prepared birthday breakfast for their star dad.

Image Source: Getty Images/GC Images/Noel Vasquez | Stallone and his daughters at a Lakers vs. Rockets game

Image Source: Getty Images/GC Images/Noel Vasquez | Stallone and his daughters at a Lakers vs. Rockets game

Last July 6, the famous actor Sylvester Stallone turned 74 years old. Despite being a man of fame and wealth, he heartfully appreciated his daughters’ effort. He posted a photo of him on Instagram and wrote, A great birthday breakfast made by my wonderful daughters! I’m gonna eat until I explode, they go to the gym and unload!”

Just like his famous and classic film series Rocky and Rambo, Sylvester Stallone’s family life is also an iconic one. He sure knew the things about heartaches and he took note of those as he is playing a big role as husband and father to his own family. Stallone taught us to love again despite all the uncertainties.

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