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Sylvester Stallone Announces Divorce From Wife Of 25 Years After Covering Tattoo Of Her Face

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Sylvester Stallone, Jessica Flavin

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin are divorcing after 25 years of marriage.

The couple first met in 1988 before marrying in 1997. Together they share three daughters, Sophia, Sistine and Scarlett.

Stallone is also a father to son Seargeoh from his previous marriage to Sasha Czack. Sage, his oldest son, whom he shares with Starlin Wright, died in 2012.

Jennifer Flavin filed for divorce from Sylvester Stallone in Florida.

According to PEOPLE, Flavin filed a petition "for dissolution of marriage and other relief" from the actor, 76, on Friday at a court in Palm Beach County, Florida.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Stallone said, "I love my family. We are amicably and privately addressing these personal issues."

This news follows rumors of separation after the "Rocky" actor covered a tattoo dedicated to Flavin.

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The 76-year-old actor sported a tattoo of his wife’s face on his right shoulder as recently as August 8th, 2022, on his Instagram page, but has since been photographed getting a cover-up on his tattoo artist’s page.

Now resting on his right shoulder is a tattoo of Butkus, Rocky's pet bull mastiff from the hit movies.

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Catching wind of all the rumors that have been circulating surrounding the pair, Stallone’s publicist attempted to quash rumors about the A-list couple’s marriage, claiming that it was all a misunderstanding over a botched refresh of his wife’s portrait on his arm.

“Mr. Stallone intended to refresh the tattoo image of his wife Jennifer however the results were unsatisfactory and, unfortunately, unfixable,” said Michelle Bega, Stallone’s publicist, to Daily Mail. “As a result, he had to cover the original image with a tattoo of his dog from Rocky, Butkus.”

She continued, adding that “Mr. Stallone loves his family” and that they’re all currently filming a reality TV show that will debut on Paramount+.

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Flavin appeared to snub Stallone in a recent Instagram post.

Three days after Stallone was last seen rocking the tattoo of his wife on his right arm, the actor's 54-year-old wife made a post on Instagram that many people believed took a shot at her husband.

The model mother of her and Stallone’s three daughters, Sistine, 24, Scarlet, 20, and Sophia, 25, posted a photo where she posed with all of them and excluded her husband in both the caption and the photo itself.

“These girls are my priority, nothing else matters,” read the caption. “The 4 of us forever.”

Many people believed that the exclusion of Sylvester and the caption reading four instead of five meant that she was purposely leaving him out.

The couple recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in May, where they both made posts on Instagram to mark the occasion.

“Happy 25th anniversary to my amazing wife,” he wrote. “There is 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!”

Flavin made a post of her own to celebrate, but has since deleted it and unfollowed her husband on Instagram.

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Isaac Serna-Diez is an Assistant Editor who focuses on entertainment and news, social justice, and politics. Keep up with his rants about current events on his Twitter.

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