August 19, rocky Sylvester Stallone’s 25-year-old wife Jennifer Flavin filed for divorce in Palm Beach County, Florida. According to court documents obtained by Page Six, Flavin said the marriage was “irrevocably annulled.”
However, this is not the first time the couple has broken up. According to reports, Stallone and Flavin met in 1988. After nearly five years of dating Stallone abruptly broke up with Flavin after meeting model Janice Dickinson.
According to reports of the actor’s divorce, former model Flavin apparently legally demanded that the couple’s assets they earned during their marriage be counted and split between them. In addition, Flavin demanded that the Stallone estate in Florida be transferred to her after the dissolution of their marriage.
Janice Dickinson and her career
Janice Dickinson is a former model, television host and entrepreneur who has been in the industry for over five decades. The New York native was born in Brooklyn and then moved to Hollywood, Florida with her older and younger sisters.
According to her memoirs, Dickinson’s father was a pedophile who often abused her. She also recalled an incident when he tried to rape her at the age of seven. According to Dixinson, at one time, refusing to have sex with him, he hit her.
According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Dickinson moved to New York from Florida in the early 1970s to pursue a modeling career. In 1978, she signed with Ford Models, but she was later one of many models to leave the agency in disgrace and join Elite Model Management.
As a model, Dickinson has appeared in commercials for several big names, including Balmain, Obao, Christian Dior, Clairol, Orbit Gum and more. The model has also graced the covers of such well-known magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Elle and Playboy.
In addition, the 67-year-old model-turned-fashion photographer has appeared in several series such as Modeling agency Janice Dickinson, Barbee Rehab, Janice & Abbey, and more. In 2008, she also launched her own jewelry line on HSN.
Dickinson’s complicated relationship with Sylvester Stallone in the past
In 1994, after his engagement to Jennifer Flavin, Sylvester Stallone broke up with his fiancee due to a letter sent by FedEx. Sly was reported to be having an affair with Janice Dickinson at the time. Immediately after they got together, the 39-year-old gave birth to a daughter, Savannah, who is now 28 years old.
Then there were serious rumors in the media that the child was believed to belong to Sylvester Stallone. However, a DNA test showed that Savannah is not Stallone’s biological daughter. After such revelations, the actor broke off relations with Dickinson.
Janice Dickinson herself acknowledged the situation at the time in a 2002 memoir titled There is no lifeguard on duty. She stated that one of the three men – Sylvester Stallone, Michael Birnbaum and an unnamed person – could be the father of her daughter. She is reported to have written in her account:
“Well, actually I didn’t (know) it could even be an artist… but honestly, deep down I felt like the kid was Sly.”
After breaking up with Janice Dickinson, Sylvester Stallone returned to Jennifer Flavin after a brief relationship with model Angie Everhart. Stallone and Flavin welcomed their first child in 1996 and married a year later. Two years later, their second daughter, Sistine Rose, was born, and in 2002, their third daughter, Scarlet Stallone.