Sylvester Stallone Enlists Navy SEALs for Daughters' NYC Move Training

Iconic Actor's Unique Approach to Daughter's Safety Training

by Zain ul Abedin
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Sylvester Stallone Enlists Navy SEALs for Daughters' NYC Move Training
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In a remarkable display of paternal concern, Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone, known for his indomitable roles in "Rocky" and "Rambo," took extraordinary measures to ensure his daughters' safety before their big move to New York City.

The Stallone sisters, Sistine, 25, and Sophia, 27, underwent rigorous training that seems straight out of a movie script, led by none other than Navy SEALs. This unique preparation was revealed in an exclusive interview with The New York Post.

Sistine Stallone described the experience as intensely challenging, with training sessions stretching up to six hours in the woods. This level of preparation underscores the seriousness with which their father, Sylvester Stallone, approached their relocation to the bustling metropolis.

The Stallone family, including Sistine, Sophia, and their youngest sister, Scarlet, 21, share a close bond with their parents, Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin. Sylvester Stallone, a father of five, has previously endured the tragic loss of his son Sage to heart disease in 2012.

This personal history adds a layer of understanding to his protective nature. The intense Navy SEAL training, which will feature in the Paramount+ reality show "The Family Stallone," reportedly included unconventional exercises like chasing a chicken, a testament to the SEALs' authenticity and the rigorous nature of the training.

Stallone's Protective Parenting

Sistine reminisced about their upbringing, mentioning that their father had always been keen on instilling self-defense skills from a young age, with Sophia adding that they were accustomed to a strict morning routine involving various physical exercises.

Sylvester Stallone's own upbringing in Hell's Kitchen, a historically rough neighborhood in New York, was marked by challenges, as he shared on "The Kelly Clarkson Show." His documentary "Sly," released on Netflix in 2023, revisits his early days, including his time as an usher in a New York movie theater.

Despite living in New York for over a year, Sistine believes her father's worry will persist. Their mother's use of the "Find My Friends" app to track their location is a nod to their parents' ongoing concern. On a lighter note, Sylvester Stallone's protective nature extends into his daughters' personal lives.

His candid admission on "Live with Kelly and Mark" about being "territorial" around his daughters' boyfriends, and his involvement in crafting their break-up texts, as revealed on the "Giggly Squad" podcast, paints a picture of a father deeply invested in his daughters' well-being.

Sistine's positive reflection on their move to New York, as shared with Numéro magazine, highlights the sisters' fearless approach to life, a trait undoubtedly influenced by their father's extraordinary life and career.

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