Sylvester Stallone did not have a father-and-son relationship to his second child who he left with his 1st spouse.

Sylvester Stallone had two kids with his first wife. But the second one was very different. The actor left his child’s upbringing to the mother while he pursued his own way of contributing to his son’s wellbeing. 

Sylvester Stallone is well-known for his acting skills, but the actor was also proud to be the father of five children. During two of his three marriages, the actor welcomed two sons and three daughters.

While married to his first wife, Sasha Czack, he welcomed his sons Sage and Seargeoh Stallone. Czack and he split in 1985. He remarried ten months later.

Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen were photographed after their marriage ceremony at Irwin Winkler’s house on December 16, 1985. Source: Bettmann/Getty Images | Source: Bettmann/Getty Images

His second wife was Brigitte Nielsen, but the couple never had any children, and things between them ended in 1987. This time Sylvester stayed unmarried for a whole until he met and fell in love with Jennifer Flavin.

The couple got married in 1997. welcomed three daughters, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone. Sylvester’s first wife was a photographer and director, his second an actress and model, and his third was a model-turned-entrepreneur.


Sylvester Stallone & Sasha Czack Stallone during “Rhinestone”Los Angeles premiere in New York City (New York) on June 20, 1984. | Source: Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images

Although it was not clear how Sylvester and Czack met, they were in the same circle in the 70s with Andy Warhol hanging out with Sylvester and the actor frequenting New York City’s Studio 54. 

In the book “Style Icons Vol 2 – Hunks,”It was discovered that the star was Only 28 when he married CzackDecember 28, 1974 It was allegedly attended by many Hollywood stars and occurred during Sylvester’s height of popularity. “Rocky.”

Sylvester and Sage Stallone are at the “Rocky V”West Hollywood premiered in California on November 30, 1990. | Source: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images

In 1976, the couple welcomed their first son, Sage, and three years later, Seargeoh was born. Czack She tried her hand at actingSylvestor’s when she first appeared “Rocky III,”It failed to launch.

According to People magazine’s June 1985 article, the actor and his spouse had a long and troubled marriage before their divorce. The diagnosis of their second son was another thing that shocked the couple.

SEARGEOH’S AUTISM DIAGNOSISSource: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

Sasha Czack, Sage Stallone, and Sylvester Stallone at a boxing match on October 30, 1982, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

While still married, Czack and Sylvester realized their second son, Seargeoh, seemed to struggle with communicating, so they sought out help. At an early age, the little boy was able to write, draw and repeat certain words.

His talents led to the union. Phone him their “silent genius,”But he couldn’t communicate well. Their doctor informed them that little Seargeoh had autism, a disorder characterized by a lack of communication and underdeveloped social skills.

Sylvester Stallone (left) and Sasha Czack Stallone (right) during a sighting at Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California, on April 12, 1978. | Source: Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images

Czack shared how her and her husband responded to the news. Say it, “We both broke down.”They began fighting and took on the responsibility of leading the boy, not placing him in an institution.

Ex-wife of the star shared her concerns that he wouldn’t be able to give the child the attention he required because of his acting career. Czack told him that he would provide money for her, and that she’d take care.

Sylvester was making sure he had enough money to care for his son. It was reported, at the time, that working over 26 months would net the actor around $56 million!

But, he was forced to sacrifice the needs of his family. Sylvester created a research fund using the money he made from his films, and it was administered by the National Society for Children and Adults with Autism.


Sylvester Stallone is on the set “Rocky IV,” circa 1985. | Source: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis/Getty Images

Sylvester became quite distanced from Seargeoh, and it pained him. The interview was conducted in 1985 by People magazine. “The Expendables”The actor and the boy shared the same type of relationship. It is possible to state:

“There is no real father-and-son thing there. I have to become his playmate. With a child like this you have to put away your ego.”

The star explained that he couldn’t force his son into his world and just went along with whatever the boy was doing. Sometimes Seargeoh would draw abstract things, and he and his father would work on puzzles together. 

Sylvester said that after his son was able to trust someone, he could start communicating a little more. One of the primary therapies that the child was going through was learning to repeat instructions and words.

Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Talia Shire as Adrian during a 1979 “Rocky II” scene with Stallone’s newborn son Seargeoh Stallone. | Source: YouTube/Movieclips

The “Creed” actor revealed that his son had an extraordinary memory but couldn’t apply it to what he learned. In 1979’s “Rocky II,” Sylvester had his newborn son featured in a scene

Not much is known about Seargeoh, though, because he lives a pretty private life. Over the first three years of living with his son’s condition, Sylvester refused to have photos of the boy taken to keep him from anything that would interfere with his life, with him saying:

“To have a child in this predicament is extremely sad.”

The star likened his son’s condition to a radio station’s signal that faded on and off. At the time, Sylvester only saw Seargeoh a few times weekly when he was in town and tried his best to keep the boy “tuned in.”

The actor revealed that he’d tried to turn his yard into a New England playground environment for the child. What brought Seargeoh out a little was him being outside, hearing water flowing, and relating better with nature.

Sylvester Stallone at the American Friends of Hebrew University’s 16th Annual Scopus Award Salute to Peter V. Ueberroth on December 5, 1985, in Century City, California. | Source: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection/ Getty Images

In 1985, Sylvester’s son could feed himself. He could also be violent like some other autistic children. He also didn’t have brain deterioration, which meant there was a chance he could recover from his diagnosis.

Regarding Sage, the actor kept him close and even featured him in “Rocky IV.” The older boy got all the parental attention that his younger brother couldn’t get from their father.

Jennifer Flavin and Sage Stallone at the premiere of “Daylight” on December 5, 1996, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: David Keeler/Online USA Inc/Getty Images

Sylvester wanted Sage to know he could be bigger and better than him while developing a single-mindedness in the boy. The actor wanted the boy to have his own identity and not have to introduce himself using his father’s name.

Sylvester [Stallone] humbly begged his son’s [Sage Stallone] soul and memory to be left in peace. 

Sylvester and Sage Stallone in a scene from “Rocky V,” circa 1990. | Source: John Bryson/Getty Images

The “Rambo” star was also helping the boy develop physically with exercise so he could “handle himself.” The parent felt his eldest son would fight battles Seargeoh couldn’t face on his own, and what he told Sage about his younger brother was:

“Listen, God and nature made him different. We have to accept Seargeoh the way he is and understand that his way is just more quiet and reserved.”


Sylvester and Sage Stallone, and Jennifer Flavin at the inauguration of the  Planet Hollywood restaurant on November 25, 1995, in Marne-la-Vallée, France. | Source: ARNAL-PAT/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Apart from acting in “Rocky IV,”Sage appeared in the next installment of the franchise and in “Daylight.” His acting career stalled, and he studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Later, he founded his own company where he restored and preserved films. However, Sage has unfortunately passed away at age 36 on July 13, 2012, and the following month Sylvester shared how there was no worse pain than when a parent lost their child.

Sylvester & Sage Stallone in the world premiere “Rocky Balboa” in Hollywood, California, on December 13, 2006. | Source: E. Charbonneau/WireImage/Getty Images

The actor appealed to his fans and the media To respect his son’s memoriesWe feel sorry for Czack, because it was so hard. Sylvester asked for the soul and memories of his son to be kept in peace. 

Despite the differing speculations about Sage’s death, the Los Angeles County coroner revealed Sylvester’s son’s actual cause of death. According to the Los Angeles County coroner, Sylvester died from atherosclerosis which caused a heart attack.


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