"He never said it, I've been with him for 25 years, he never said that... He's a good guy, has he ever said it in 40 years?" Sylvester Stallone's wife, Jennifer Flavin, insists the Rocky star would never utter a racial slur following accusations from a member of the paparazzi after a run-in last week (ends15Nov13). The actor was claimed to have lashed out at a snapper by calling them a "f**king n**ger", but his representative quickly denied the claim, insisting he actually branded the photographer an "a**hole".
Sylvester Stallone made sure he had his family by his side as he walked the red carpet for the London premiere of The Expendables 2 on Monday (13Aug12) - exactly a month since his son Sage, by first wife Sasha Czack, was found dead at his Los Angeles home. The actor was joined by his third wife Jennifer Flavin and their daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet at the Leicester Square event.
Sylvester Stallone, his wife Jennifer Flavin and brother Frank joined family members and friends at the funeral of the movie star's son Sage on Saturday (21Jul12).
The 36 year old passed away on 13 July (12) at his home in the Hollywood Hills.
His private funeral was held at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brentwood, California, where his father and mother, Sasha Czack, led a procession before the service.
Police officials are still investigating the child star-turned-producer's untimely death but they do not suspect foul play.
Sylvester Stallone's wife Jennifer Flavin is in talks to join the cast of reality TV hit The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
The cosmetics queen was reportedly approached to replace Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife Camille on the show but turned producers down, but now they've returned with a new offer.
Sources tell PerezHilton.com, "Jennifer would be great on the show. She’s married to a super famous guy and she’s friends with a few of the women on the show. She has her own business and she’s really successful all on her own. Plus she’s got a great personality for reality TV."
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The 64-year-old Rambo star insists no man should need to use pills to help their sex life if they have an attractive lover "unless you're jet-lagged", adding, "It's all about your partner, let's face it."
And the actor relies on his charm to woo women: "I'm a good flirt. I do flirt well. Not that I'm a great Casanova but I think women love clever banter, not just saying, 'Let's go to my house and get naked.' Maybe later but have a joke around first."
The 64-year-old actor/director hit a low point as he approached the age of 50 after a string of box office flops and several "worst actor" awards left him facing life on the Hollywood scrapheap.
He also had two failed marriages behind him, to actress Sasha Czack and former model Brigitte Nielsen.
But Stallone managed to breathe new life into his career by rebooting his hit Rocky and Rambo franchises in 2006 and 2008 respectively, and found love again with his third wife, Jennifer Flavin.
He tells Scotland's Daily Record, "I was very depressed about my personal life and my career wasn't in any great shape either. I was also about to hit 50 and naturally you start to worry about how you age, how you look and what life has in store for you. But I went through that mid-life crisis, if you want to call it that, and today things are looking pretty good.
"You never expect happiness after you've gone through a lot of suffering in your life. A lot of my romantic troubles in the past were my own fault because I was too naive and too trusting of certain women in my life. I was burned and burned badly. But I also learned a lot about women in the process, good and bad."
The Rocky legend is father to three girls by his third wife Jennifer Flavin - Sophia, 14, Sistine, 12, and eight-year-old Scarlett - and admits he worries about them mixing with boys.
And the actor, who also has sons Sage, 34, and Seargeoh, 31, from his marriage to first wife Sasha Czack, has realised raising girls has brought out his protective side.
He tells Scotland's Daily Record, "You worry. You know, boys. I won't let 'em date til they're 45. I adore them. I've also got my two sons who are all grown up now but it's totally different this time around. Girls are very different to bring up than boys. I've learned that."
The tough guy, who shares three daughters with his wife, former model Jennifer Flavin, admits he was desperate for a strong male companion to combat all of the female energy at home, and he bought himself the most rugged dog he could find before he went off to make the 2008 war movie.
He says, "Everything in the house is female... I'd like to have one male companion. I looked in the dog thesaurus and it says, 'Catahoula leopard dog, raised in the swamps of New Orleans, considered the thug of the canine world.' I said that's it. I got a thug dog.
"He's got crystal eyes, they're kind of off-center. This dog, he's going to do some terrible things."
But Stallone was stunned when his wife took away the dog's manhood.
He explains, "Unfortunately, he had this thing with his body, his reproductive system is kind of reddish - like mistletoe, like holly.
"My wife said, 'This is clashing with my drapes!' I go off to do Rambo and I come back and my dog as now been turned into a chipette. I said, 'What happened to the package?!'"
"My wife cries a lot. She cries at the thought that it will be embarrassing for someone my age to harken back to glory days and she cries when I do something, like tear the calf muscle off the bone." SYLVESTER STALLONE insists his wife Jennifer Flavin is a big weeper.