Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin recently made the decision to work on their marriage and reconciled after she filed for divorce in August.
Their split came as a surprise to many, but having second thoughts (and following your heart) is common in any romance, including many Hollywood love stories.
Sherene De Palma, partner at New York-based firm Hanon of Palmaexclusively told Fox News Digital that a couple’s decision to divorce may simply be due to their “outdated” agreements with each other.
“People change their minds about getting divorced for all kinds of reasons,” De Palma said. “Some of the most common reasons I’ve seen over the last 20 years for representing high net worth individuals and public figures include preserving the couple’s image and not wanting to lose face with the public, colleagues, family and friends.”
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Flavin had filed for divorce on August 19 in Palm Beach County and accused Stallone, 76, of engaging in the “willful dissipation, depletion and/or waste of marital assets that has had an adverse economic impact on the marital estate.”
At the time, Stallone confirmed to Fox News Digital in a statement: “I love my family. We are addressing these personal issues in a friendly and private manner.”
Stallone and Flavin, 54, met in 1988 and then married in London in 1997. They have three daughters: Scarlet, Sofia and Sistine. the ‘Rambo’ actor He was previously married to Brigitte Nielsen from 1985 to 1987 and had children, Seargeoh and Sage, with his ex-wife, Sasha Czack. Sage died of heart disease at the age of 36 in 2012.
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However, Stallone and Flavin appeared to put their major differences aside when a Florida judge signed an order last week temporarily suspending the divorce proceedings, giving the couple time to come to a resolution on their own terms.
“The parties agree that it is in the best interest of each of them individually and, more importantly, collectively as a family, to resolve all issues related to the dissolution of their marriage in a dignified, amicable and private manner out of court. .,” the order read. “Each party is satisfied that all immediate issues have been addressed to their mutual satisfaction in a separately executed stipulation.”
Since their nuptials, the couple have made huge amounts of money through their movies, business and real estate transactions, and Stallone is reportedly worth a estimated $400 million.
“Reputation is important to all of us, but for celebrities it can be part of their actions,” said New York family attorney Katherine E. Miller, founder of the Miller Law Group, said. “The decision to work to repair the marriage may well be one of the heart as well as the pocketbook.”
A source recently told People magazine that the couple still have “their differences,” but noted that “in a long-term marriage like theirs, ending it and dividing their assets would be difficult.” Another insider added that “they are both family oriented” and “that had a lot to do with their efforts to stay together.”
Patrick Dempsey, 56, and makeup artist Jillian Fink married in 1999. She She filed for divorce in 2015, and announced the end of their marriage in a joint statement.
A year later, the couple, who have a daughter, Tallula, and twin sons, Sullivan and Darby, called off the divorce after mending their relationship through counseling.
“People change their minds about getting divorced for all sorts of reasons.”
“I wasn’t ready to leave our marriage. I didn’t feel like we’d done all the work. And we both wanted to do that work. That’s where it started,” Dempsey told People in September 2016. “It’s always destabilizing when you’re potentially breaking up a family.” , or when a big part of your life is about to end.
“Many couples choose to stay together for the sake of the children, and the decision to reconcile is often based on the belief that it will be better for the children,” Miller said. “Celebrities have the added concern that their children are already in the spotlight and perhaps under more pressure than they are worth and that can certainly motivate the desire to keep the family together.”
For sam hunts, 37, and Hannah Lee Fowler, their divorce was over almost as soon as it was filed.
Fowler first filed paperwork against her husband in February 2022 and claimed the country star had been “guilty of misconduct.” In her filing, which she withdrew and refiled in another county on the same day in Tennessee, she revealed that she was pregnant with the couple’s first child.
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“There is also the case of wanting to support the family for professional and personal reasons,” De Palma said. “Staying together may also be more financially sound than having to go through a ‘business divorce’ to separate joint and martial property.”
Fowler gave birth to her first daughter, Lucy Lu, in May, nearly a month after she settled her divorce from Hunt. She addressed how much her parenting has changed her life during a concert in June.
“I think being here, and in the music business And being on the road has hardened my heart. My heart is definitely much harder in many ways since I left that little town. It’s amazing how that little girl melted all of that overnight a couple of weeks ago,” Hunt said, on the verge of tears.
“I have been filled with so much gratitude these past few weeks. I just want to say here on stage at Ryman how grateful I am to have been a part of country music for the last 10 years.”
cardi b and her husband, Offset, have weathered many relationship storms since they secretly married in September 2017.
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She confirmed that she was pregnant with her first child during her first appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in April 2018 and gave birth to their daughter, Kulture Kiari, in July.
Five months later, she revealed in an Instagram video that she had split from the rapper after more than a year of marriage amid rumors of infidelity.
“It’s no one’s fault. I guess we’re out of love, but we’re not together anymore,” he said at the time. “I don’t know, it could take time to get a divorce, and I will always love him very much because he is the father of my daughter.”
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On December 14, he publicly apologized on Instagram and pleaded with his wife to come back into his life.
“I only have one birthday wish, and that is to get my wife Cardi back,” he said. “We’re going through a lot right now, a lot in the media. I want to apologize to you, Cardi. I’m trying to be a better person. I want to get this off of me, I want to get this off of me.” my back. I apologize, Cardi. Love you”.
In January 2019, the couple got back to work on their relationship. She was by her side when she won Best Rap Album at the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019.
Almost a year passed before the “Bodak Yellow” singer filed for divorce again only to cancel it in November. In June 2021, she revealed that she was pregnant with her second child and gave birth to her son, Wave Set Cephus, in September.
“Every once in a while, you come across a couple who are on the verge of divorce simply because their mutual agreements have become obsolete,” De Palma said. “They are not the same people they were when they met, got married or had children.
“When/if that couple actually updates the agreements in the relationship to reflect who they are today, even the most contentious relationship can be reinvigorated and live into a prosperous future.”
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