“I feel bad that I wasn’t as supportive”: Sylvester Stallone Expresses Regret Over Not Being a Supportive Enough Father as He Watches Daughter Fulfil Her Dreams

Sylvester Stallone Expresses Regret Over Not Being a Supportive Enough Father as He Watches Daughter Fulfil Her Dreams
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Sylvester Stallone may not be as popular on the big screen as he was during the 70s and 80s. But the big action star of Hollywood has never really gone out of demand. In the eyes of the public, the name Stallone still holds a power that can pull in crowds at a record rate to the theatres every time a new installment of The Expendables or Creed film franchise comes along.

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However, now that Sly Stallone has retired from both the franchises and moved on to more television-oriented pursuits like a Taylor Sheridan drama and a reality TV show centered on his family, it’s a different culture that takes over the film star Stallone and replaces him with a more intimate and refined one.

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

Also read: Sylvester Stallone Got Real on ‘Bowing Out’ of Michael B. Jordan’s Creed III, Reveals His Plan for Creed 4: “Rocky needs to be one”

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Sylvester Stallone Regrets Being an Unsupportive Parent

Not many things are grave enough in their intensity to make us rife with guilt till the end of our days, but we have all had our fair share of regrets in life – enough to make a whole tragi-comic novel out of missed experiences and lost opportunities. For Sylvester Stallone, however, it is not a movie deal that he turned down or a romance gone wrong that haunts him but the lack of support he expressed to his daughter, leaving her to chase after her dreams knowing he didn’t believe in her as much.

Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone
Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone

Also read: “I don’t trust their intentions because I know men”: Sylvester Stallone Was Not Too Happy With His Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend

During the emotionally driven sixth episode of The Family Stallone, titled The Stallones Go West, Stallone’s hesitation is clearly expressed when he attempts to discourage his daughter, Sistine Stalone from riding horses. But upon seeing the 24-year-old mastering her craft with grace and ease, he couldn’t be prouder as a father. Recalling his earlier reservations, Stallone admitted,

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“I feel bad that I wasn’t as supportive as I should have been because nothing means more to me than the happiness of my children and knowing that they are fulfilling their dreams. And I know that my kind of insecurities affected Sistine and I’ll try harder next time.”

Both Stallone and Jennifer Flavin were then seen cheering their daughter on from the sidelines, with the actor claiming that she was a natural on horseback.

Sylvester Stallone Finds Purpose in Family and Sheridan

The Family Stallone has been a source of great joy, hope, and optimism for the Stallones as the 5-person clan now finds a new purpose guiding their content home life with some drama, hardships, and experiences. As each person tries to establish their own signature identity in the world, one finds Jennifer Flavin, ever the loving and supportive mother and wife, the daughters – each advancing at an impressive pace in their chosen field of expertise, and Sylvester Stallone sitting back, being the patriarch and the wise old guardian for the entire family.

The Family Stallone
The Family Stallone

Also read: Sylvester Stallone’s Daughter Almost Fainted Because of Ryan Gosling

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Rated at an impressive 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, Season 1 of The Family Stallone which premiered on May 17, 2023, takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster ride that lasts for 8 episodes. On May 24th, the show was renewed for a highly demanded second season by Paramount+ which is also home to Sylvester Stallone’s crime caper mafia drama, Tulsa King, created by Taylor Sheridan.

The Family Stallone Season 1 is available for streaming on Paramount+.

Source: The Family Stallone | Paramount+

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With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has nearly 1500 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh. Other skills include being the proud owner of an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists.