Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen on their wedding day at the home of producer Irwin Winkler in Beverly Hills on December 15, 1985.
You’re a married man with two children, alone in a hotel on a business trip and a 21-year-old woman sends a provocative photograph of herself up to your room. She asks to meet you. You learn that the woman is also married, but she seems to have lost interest in her husband and her baby son. Your own mother describes the woman as “a broad.”
Would you marry her?
Most marriage counselors would advise against such a union, but Sylvester Stallone wed Brigitte Nielsen as soon as both were free of their respective spouses. The bride wore white. She probably wore flats, too. Now, after less than two years of marriage, Stallone, 41, is seeking a divorce from Nielsen, 24, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The only other grounds for the dissolution of marriage in the state of California is “incurable insanity.” Stallone did not select that option.