Sylvester Stallone vows he'll never repeat 'tragic mistake' that led to brief split from wife
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Sylvester Stallone has said he made a ‘tragic mistake’ with his wife that he won’t be repeating again after they reconciled following a brief split. As you can see from the below video, it really hurt Sly to lose his wife, even briefly.
The 76-year-old is about to star in his own reality show alongside his family, so he’ll be looking forward to spending quite a lot of time with them.
The show, announced in August last year, has been created for Paramount+ by the same folks that worked on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and will feature Sly, Flavin, and their three 20-something daughters Sophia Rose, Sistine, and Scarlet.
Previously, Stallone has spoken about how making movies that he wasn’t happy with has kept him out of reach of his family, particularly in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Sly said: “I felt as though I wasted a lot of time. Now I realise there are only so many bullets left in the gun. Very few.
“When you’re young, you’re just haphazardly shooting wildly and hope you hit something. Now you don’t have the luxury of missing – especially with the family and the kids.
“I find that to be my biggest regret. Everyone goes, ‘I wish I’d shown love more’ or ‘I wish I’d spent more time with the kids'. I’m riding that boat.”
I mean, let’s hope he’s talking about bullets in a metaphorical way, at least.
Joking aside, Stallone now appears to be serious about not repeating the errors of the past, even if that means turning his life into a reality show in order to create time with the family.
Earlier this year – August, in case you’re interested – Stallone and Flavin announced that they were to split after 25 years of marriage.
In the end, they managed to reconcile and shared a post on Instagram just a month later that pictured them holding hands.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Stallone said: “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,
“Sometimes I put the work ahead of my family, and that is a tragic mistake which won’t happen again.”
The pair first met back in the late 1980s after the breakdown of Stallone’s second marriage to Brigitte Neilsen.
They had a bit of on and off before ending up married in 1997, after which they welcomed the three children.