Sylvester Stallone says he made 'tragic mistake' that almost cost him marriage to Jennifer Flavin
Just as quickly as Jennifer Flavin wanted to get divorced, she and Stallone reconciled and officially had the Florida case dismissed
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA: Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin's relationship hit a bit of a snag when Flavin announced her split in August. Fortunately, they were able to settle their differences, and Stallone has now admitted that he made a "tragic mistake" that almost led to the dissolution of his 25-year marriage.
On Monday, November 7 in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 'Rocky' star said, "Sometimes I put the work ahead of [my family], and that is a tragic mistake which won’t happen again." The divorce was initially attributed to a heated disagreement over a dog, but Stallone asserted that the breakdown was not the result of a "trivial argument." Speaking about Flavin following the revelation of their separation, Stallone remarked, "I have the highest respect for Jennifer. I will always love her. She's an amazing woman. She's the nicest human being I've ever met."
Just one month after the 'Rocky V' actress decided to get separated, she got back together with Stallone, and the Florida lawsuit was legally withdrawn. "Hopefully you're involved with people who understand the foibles of life and the fragility of it and how rare a real good relationship is," Stallone told The Hollywood Reporter.
The couple has been sighted together or with their daughters, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet, at several events since their reconciliation. The 'Cliffhanger' actor earlier described the brief time that he was apart from Flavin as a "tumultuous phase" that caused a change in his behavior, as MEAWW has previously reported.
Stallone said, "There was a reawakening of what was more valuable than anything, which is my love for my family. It takes precedence over my work, and that was a hard lesson to learn. The 'Rambo' star has two boys, Sage and Seargeoh, from his first marriage to actress Sasha Czack.
The life lessons that Stallone has learned from being a dad and other family responsibilities were also covered in the interview. He said, "I didn't pay enough attention when they were growing up. I was so career-oriented, and now I go, 'OK, I don't have that much runway up ahead, and I want to start asking them about their lives,'" as reported by MEAWW.