Sylvester Stallone’s marriage may have been rocky for longer than expected.
Hollywood superstar’s now estranged wife Jennifer Flavin was pictured desperate 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 hang out.
As they walked out, Flavin raised her left hand – making it clear how completely naked she was and missing her usual wedding ring.
The photo was taken exactly 11 days before she asked to end her 25-year marriage to the 76-year-old ‘Rocky’ star in a shock move on August 19.
She was still wearing her ring, however, in a photo with her daughters that she posted two days after Craig’s exit – one that many took as a sly hint that there might be trouble in her marriage.
With her husband gone, she wrote that the girls were “my priority…nothing else matters”.
“We 4 forever,” she wrote in what is now seen as a nod to her split.
His last beloved instagram photo with Stallone was in May 2020, when she celebrated their anniversary — a milestone she hasn’t celebrated on her page this year.
In her divorce petition, Flavin claimed her superstar husband “engaged in the intentional dissipation, depletion and/or waste of marital assets” – and demanded that ‘The Expendables’ star be barred from sell or transfer assets during divorce proceedings.
“The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken,” her filing reads.
Still, Sly told TMZ there was no grudge match, insisting that they “just went in different directions”.
“I have the greatest respect for Jennifer. I will always love her. She’s an amazing woman. She’s the kindest human being I’ve ever met,” he said.
The star admitted the couple had issues with their new Rottweiler, Dwight, but insisted: ‘We didn’t end the relationship over such a trivial argument.
He also downplayed the other apparent slight involving a dog — the tattoo he got and which now covers the huge portrait he had of his wife on his shoulder and his right arm.
It was meant to be an update to the 14-year-old tattoo, he told TMZ, saying it was messed up and was just a fix with no bad intentions.
To prove his point, the actor noted that he still has a large tattoo of his ex-wife on his back.