US actor Sylvester Stallone (centre) arrives with his wife Jennifer Flavin (right) and their daughter Sistine Rose for the screening of "Homage to Sylvester Stallone - Rambo : First Blood" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 24, 2019. Image Credit: AFP

Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin are getting divorced after 25 years of marriage.

People magazine reported that Flavin filed a petition “for dissolution of marriage and other relief” from Stallone on August 19 at a court in Palm Beach, Florida.

Flavin told People: “I’m sad to announce that after 25 years of marriage I have filed for divorce from my husband Sylvester Stallone. While we will no longer be married, I will always cherish the more than 30-year relationship that we shared, and I know we are both committed to our beautiful daughters. I ask for privacy for our family as we amicably move forward.”

Stallone’s statement to People said: “I love my family. We are amicably and privately addressing these personal issues.”

Stallone, 76, and Flavin, 54, got married in 1997. They first met in 1988 at a restaurant when Flavin was 19 and the ‘Rocky’ actor was 42.

They have three daughters together: Scarlet, 20, Sistine, 24, and Sophia, 25.

Earlier this year, the couple marked their 25th wedding anniversary.

Stallone shared on Instagram along with pictures: “Happy 25th anniversary to my amazing wife. There is not enough words to describe what this incredibly selfless dedicated, patient, woman has meant to our lives and I only wish they could be another 25! Thank you sweetheart!”

Flavin also posted a set of pictures on Instagram and wrote: “Thank you for always keeping me laughing, loving and protecting our beautiful family! Our marriage keeps getting better every year! I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together!”