Sylvester Stallone, 76, now with the sky-high peak of his career in the rearview mirror, has had the opportunity to look back at his life and realize some of the mistakes. Often, celebrities or anyone who was just too addicted to their work can look back at their home life and realize they missed out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with their family. Stallone, a father of 5, has recently reconciled his marriage of 25 years to Jennifer Flavin, however, he realizes that throughout that time, he wasn’t the father or the spouse he should’ve been.
The Daily Wire reports:
“Let’s just say that it was a very tumultuous time,” Stallone told the publication. “There was a reawakening of what was more valuable than anything, which is my love for my family. It takes precedence over my work, and that was a hard lesson to learn.”
“I didn’t pay enough attention when they were growing up,” the Golden Globe award winner admitted. “I was so career-oriented, and now I go, ‘OK, I don’t have that much runway up ahead, and I want to start asking them about their lives.’”
While he regrets the mistakes he made in the past, Stallone told The Times he’s working on those relationships now, especially the ties with his daughters.
“I ask them about their day, and they started at first a little monosyllabic,” he continued.”Then I heard one say, ‘I was just thinking about you.’ Oh, my God. I’ve never heard that before in my life. When a daughter knows you care, she’s there forever.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the action star shared some advice for up-and-comers, urging them to prioritize physical safety.
Stallone appears to be somewhat admittedly naive at times to situations he would get himself into. Stallone mentions during the interview that he never heard from someone “I was just thinking about you,” which in part could show that he wasn’t aware of what his career would end up doing to his home life. The Rocky star, now 76, is attempting to revive his relationship with his children, and live the family life that he realizes he missed out on.