Sylvester Stallone’s marriage may have been rocky for longer than thought.
The now estranged wife of the Hollywood superstar, Jennifer Flavin, was photographed looking abandoned and without her wedding ring 11 days before she filed for divorce.
The 54-year-old former model was photographed on August 8 leaving Craig’s, the Melrose Avenue hotspot where celebrities are seen.
As she walked out, Flavin held up her left hand – clearly showing how completely bald and missing her usual eye-catching wedding ring.
The photo was taken exactly 11 days before she was forced to end her 25-year marriage to the 76-year-old “Rocky” star on August 19.
She was still wearing her ring, though, in a photo with her daughters she posted two days after her outing with Craig — one of many took it as a sly hint that there could be trouble with her wedding.
Since her husband was missing, she wrote that the girls were “my priority…nothing else matters”.
“The 4 of us forever,” she wrote in what is now seen as a nod to her split.
Her last beloved Instagram photo with Stallone was in May 2020, when she celebrated their birthday – a milestone she didn’t celebrate on her page this year.
Still, Stallone was “blindsided” when his wife filed for divorce while he was in Oklahoma City filming his upcoming Paramount Plus series “Tulsa King,” sources told Page Six.
In her divorce petition, Flavin claimed that her superstar husband was “guilty of the willful waste, depletion and/or squandering of marital assets” – and demanded that the star of “The Expendables” not sell or transfer assets during divorce proceedings.
“The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken,” says her file
Still, Sly told TMZ there was no grudge, insisting that they were “just going in different directions”.
“I have the utmost respect for Jennifer. I will always love her. She’s a great woman. She’s the nicest person I’ve ever met,’ he said.
The star admitted the couple had issues with his new Rottweiler, Dwight, but insisted, “We didn’t end the relationship on such a trivial argument.”
He also downplayed the other apparent disdain that involved a dog—the tattoo he got that now covers the huge portrait he had of his wife on his right shoulder and arm.
It was supposed to be an update from the 14-year-old tat, he told TMZ, saying it was messed up and that it was just a fix with no ill intentions.
To prove his point, the actor noted that he still had a large tattoo of his estranged wife on his back.