WEST PALM BEACH — “Rocky” and “Rambo” star Sylvester Stallone has responded to his estranged wife Jennifer Flavin’s petition for divorce in the Palm Beach County Circuit Court, acknowledging her claim that the couple’s marriage is “irretrievably broken” but denying accusations that he wasted marital assets.
In a response to the court filed Monday, attorneys for Stallone wrote that he “has not engaged in any conduct which constitutes intentional dissipation, depletion and/or waste of marital assets.”
In the response, Stallone, 76, also opposed Flavin’s request to have exclusive use of the couple’s Palm Beach home during the proceedings to end their 25-year marriage.
Flavin, 54, filed for divorce Aug. 19 on the grounds that the marriage cannot be saved.
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Days after Flavin’s petition to dissolve the marriage, Stallone refuted rumors that a disagreement over the care of a family dog was a factor in the split, telling the TMZ website “we did not end the relationship on such a trivial argument.”
“We just went in different directions,” the Hollywood icon told TMZ. “I have the highest respect for Jennifer. I will always love her. She’s an amazing woman. She’s the best human being I’ve ever met.”
Stallone, former model Jennifer Flavin married in 1997
The couple married in May 1997 in London and have three daughters: Sophia, 25, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20. In December 2020, Stallone and Flavin bought a lakefront Palm Beach estate on the far north end of the island, paying $35.38 million through a trust company.
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About a month after the sale closed, Stallone declared himself a primary resident of Palm Beach County, court documents show. Flavin, a beauty and cosmetics entrepreneur and a former model, made the same declaration.
In her petition, Flavin asked the court to consider the conduct of each party that could potentially lengthen the process and asked that the court encourage mutual cooperation to reduce the cost of legal fees.
In their response, Stallone’s attorneys noted that Flavin “hired counsel to represent her and agreed to pay them their legal fees.”
Julius Whigham II is a criminal justice and public safety reporter for The Palm Beach Post. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter at @JuliusWhigham. Help support our work: Subscribe today.