Inside Sylvester Stallone's affair with Janice Dickinson and the child that was never his

Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin are calling it quits after she filed for divorce following 25 years of marriage

Inside Sylvester Stallone's affair with Janice Dickinson and the child that was never his
Sylvester Stallone had discovered that the daughter he believed he shared with Janice Dickinson (L) was actually not his (Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images and Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
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Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin are calling it quits after she filed for divorce following 25 years of marriage. Flavin has accused the actor of moving assets from marital funds. Stallone, who used to have a portrait of Flavin on his bicep, recently got it covered.

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In divorce docs that TMZ obtained, Flavin said, "Upon information and belief, the Husband has engaged in the intentional dissipation, depletion and/or waste of marital assets which has had an adverse economic impact on the marital estate. Pursuant to Section 61.075, Florida Statues, equity dictates that the Wife be compensated and made whole by receiving an unequal distribution of the marital assets in her favor. Moreover, the Husband should be enjoined from, selling, transferring, assigning, encumbering, or dissipating any assets during the pendency of proceedings."

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Stallone has enjoyed a long career in the film industry spanning more than five decades. However, the actor, now 76, has had his share of heartbreaks. One of the most sorrowful moments in his dating history could be when he discovered that the daughter he believed he shared with Janice Dickinson, Savannah, was actually not his.

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Actor Sylvester Stallone (L) and Jennifer Flavin attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Actor Sylvester Stallone (L) and Jennifer Flavin attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Stallone began dating Flavin in 1988 and the pair soon got engaged. However, after meeting Janice, he called off his five-year romance with Flavin by sending her a handwritten note via FedEx. Janice had just given birth to Savannah at the time, claiming Stallone was the baby girl's father. Savannah was even given his surname at birth.

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However, a DNA test later revealed that Stallone was not the father and the pair split after being engaged for several months. Dickinson admitted that she had slept with three men in the space of a week in her 2002 autobiography 'No Lifeguard On Duty'. Stallone, her then partner film producer Michael Birnbaum or an unnamed artist could have been the father, but Janice believed it was Stallone. 

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"Things hadn't been going well with Michael for some time, and we split up later that week when I came clean about Stallone," Janice wrote. "But Sly didn't call, as I had expected him to, and a week later I discovered I was pregnant."

"I called Sly and went over to see him. We had supper and made love - he'd improved considerably since our brief debut. Then I told him I was pregnant," she said. She added that Stallone then asked her, "How do you know it's not Michael Birnbaum's?" "Well, I didn't - in fact, it could even have been the artist's - but in all honesty, deep down, I felt the child was Sly's," Janice wrote.

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Janice was back on the catwalk for Versace six weeks after Savannah was born, and Stallone was in the audience. Janice walked down the runway and realized he had gone, only to find him back at their hotel. Janice wrote: "'She's not mine,' he said. 'I just heard from the DNA lab in Long Beach. Savannah's not mine. Send my regards to Mr Birnbaum' - and with that, he stood up. And then he turned and walked out." Stallone reunited with Flavin in 1995 and they tied the knot in 1997. 

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