Sylvester Stallone has opened up about his marriage to Jennifer Flavin, calling their brief split a "tumultuous period" in his life. In his last interview with the Sunday Times, Stallone (76) talked about his short-term separation from his wife of 25 years.
Although the couple eventually reconciled, he revealed that those moments were an "eye-opener" for him. "There was a reawakening of what was more valuable than anything, which is my love for my family," Stallone, 76, told The Sunday Times.
"It takes precedence over my work and that was a hard lesson to learn." Stallone revealed.
He and Flavin separated in August when the former model also filed for divorce.
At one point, it was speculated that Stallone's dog was also to blame for this decision, whose image the actor had tattooed in the place where his wife's image was tattooed. However, after a short period of separation, the couple decided to give their love another chance.
The couple went to dinner at The Polo Bar in New York.
The legendary actor has five children. Sons Sage and Seargeoh from his first marriage with actress Sasha Czack and three daughters: Sophia (26), Sistine (24) and Scarlet (20), whom he shares with Jennifer.
In an interview with the Times, Stallone also mentioned what parenthood means to him. "I didn't pay enough attention when they were growing up," said Stallone, who is father to daughters Sophia, 26, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20 with Flavin, 54; and with ex Sasha Czack, son Seargeoh, 43, and the late Sage Stallone.
He added: "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." The actor claims that he has been a little more involved in recent days and that he is trying to make up for lost time with his daughters.
He and Flavin, let's recall, got married in 1997 at Blenheim Palace in England. Only close family members and close friends attended the ceremony.