He says, "When I first met Jennifer, she was just 19 years old. She was totally unlike any woman I ever met before,
and it was love at first sight." "She was a model, but hated the vanity of it all and
loathed going to parties. When we met, she had never been to Hollywood before.
"While incredibly attractive, Jennifer was very quiet – almost nerdish. I don’t think we said five
words for the first five years because she was so painfully shy. And that’s absolutely what I fell for."
They met around 1988 at a restaurant in Beverly
Hills. Since then to the public, she has always been Sylvester Stallone's flawless girlfriend. Sly says Jennifer is one of
life's cheerleaders. She is so positive about everything."Through example, she is teaching me to see the good
in even the
worst blows I might receive these days".
She knew the action star was the man for her when he made no comments about her bad skin. Jennifer lost modelling contracts because her acne was so bad, and her problems
were at their height when she fell for Stallone."My skin was always broken out when I met him and he was the first person
in my life that didn't care".
After failed marriages to Sasha Ash and then Brigitte Nielsen, Sly had almost given up on
love before he married model Jennifer Flavin in 1997.
"I went through a real period of depression and disillusionment and thought I would never get married again,"
he admits. "But meeting Jennifer has proved never say never.