It has been only three months since the celebration of Sylvester Stallone and model Jennifer Flavin’s 25th anniversary. Previously on 19th August Flavin had filed for divorce from the Homefront actor in a Palm Beach, Florida which surprised many.
Sources claim Jennifer Flavin “just had enough” of Sylvester Stallone
In 1998, the couple met in a restaurant in Beverly Hills. At that time, Jennifer Flavin was a 19-year-old visiting Hollywood, and Sylvester Stallone was a 41-year-old with a double divorce. Eventually, the pair got married on 17th May 1997 and share three daughters. The split rumors initially emerged on 23rd August following the actor’s revelation of the new huge biceps tattoo of his late dog Butkus, which covered the last tattoo of Flavin’s face. Butkus is the dog who appeared in the first two Rocky films.
In a while, the publicist of Stallone, Michelle Bega, told the Daily Mail that he had only planned to refresh the tattoo of his wife, but the artist bungled the job, forcing Stallone to coverup of Butkus.
It was also noted by the publicizer that the Stallone family is presently filming a reality show for Paramount+, which is a hint that all was well. Yet soon after the tattoo cover-up, it was exposed that Stallone and Flavin’s marriage was actually rocky.
Problems lurked behind their smiles and happy statements. According to a source of Hollywood who has spent time with the pair states 76-year-old Stallone and 54-year-old Flavin “are very different people, age-wise and in temperament. What was once exciting and challenging is now routine and irritating.”
A source of Flavin tells PEOPLE, that his clear incautiousness could be a trouble, “He tends to do things on a whim without asking her before.” In fact, Stallone confessed to TMZ that he and Flavin had butted heads over his new Rottweiler, Dwight, but denied that the main reason for their split is the dog.
Moreover, the Hollywood source adds, “disagreements on little things add up after so many years together.” That reflects what another source told PEOPLE earlier: “It really wasn’t just one issue that made her file for divorce. They have had lots of issues for years and she just had enough.”
In her divorce filing, Flavin claimed “intentional dissipation” of marital assets, as per previous reports of PEOPLE. Under the law of Florida, which can include such things as excessive spending, gambling, gift-giving or unnecessary borrowing by a spouse around the time of a split. Flavin is asking Stallone to be prohibited from selling or spending their assets throughout the period of divorce proceedings. She is also requesting sole use of their $35 million Palm Beach home.
“Typically, we prepare a marital balance sheet and divide what is on there,” high-profile divorce lawyer Randy Kessler, who is not working with Stallone or Flavin, tells PEOPLE. “If there has been such dissipation, we often add the dissipated assets as a line item. [The party accused of dissipation] may end up with much less of the assets which remain if the court thinks they gave away their share by dissipation.”
Yet Stallone is fighting the claim of Flavin. His legal team responded to her divorce filing on 29th August, stating in court documents that the actor “has not engaged in any conduct which constitutes intentional dissipation, depletion and/or waste of marital assets.” He is also against her sole use of the house.