Sylvester Stallone and wife Jennifer Flavin enjoy shopping spree with three daughters in Italy… and draw massive crowd of fans eager to spot Rocky
On Wednesday, the Hollywood legend stepped out to soak in the sights with his wife Jennifer Flavin and their daughters Sophie, Scarlett and Sistine as part of their late-summer vacation.
And it didn’t take long before fans started to gather around them, causing quite the commotion, as they tried to walk from one street to the next browsing at storefronts.
The family of five seemed to focus on the fashion district of The Eternal City, and in particular the famed fashion triangle, which is known for its boutiques and shops full of clothing in and around the historic center.
At one point in the afternoon Stallone and his family were swarmed by fans and had to be escorted their way through the growing crowd, which was partly documented in a video posted on his Instagram page.
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The Rocky star, 77, looked lean and fit dressed casually in fitted blue jeans, a black t-shirt and matching sneakers.
He also donned cool dark sunglasses a good deal of is time out in public, and had his salt and pepper hair cut short, over the ears, and styled back off his face, would
For the most part, Flavin, 55, was by her husband’s side looking stylish in tight white pants that she wore with a white top and an off-white blazer.
Rounding out her overall look, the former model wore sandals, dark sunglasses, and and had her lightened locks pulled back off her face and into a ponytail, with the exception of a few strands of hair she left dangling around the frame of her face.
During their shopping spree Flavin and her girls spent a nice chunk of time checking out the various high-end purses and bags.
But eventually they would make their way back out to the streets where a small group of fans had grown to a massive crowd looking to get a look and photo of the legendary actor.
A video posted on Instagram showed the couple, including his brother Frank Stallone, getting an escort through the lines of people yelling and screaming while snapping away photos and videos.
‘A quiet afternoon of shopping with the family,’ the Rambo star joked in the caption , before adding, ‘Love the fans love this country.’
At a certain point in the clip, the camera turns away from Stallone and towards the crowd that continued to grow in each direction of the fashion district.
Despite all the mayhem, it didn’t seem to bother Stallone and Flavin, who both had smiles on their faces as they were being led past all the adoring fans and on to their next destination.
The visit to Rome appears to be part business and pleasure for the Stallones, who on certain days had cameras of their own following them as part of the shoot for The Family Stallone.
It appears any of the new footage from their Italian getaway will be part of the second season of their reality show that focuses on the couple and their adult daughters Sophia, 27, Sistine, 25, and Scarlet, 21.
The Family Stallone premiere don Paramount+ on May 17, and within a week of hits debut got the greenlit for season number two.
Just days earlier, Stallone, his wife, three daughters, and brother Frank had the honor of meeting Pope Francis during a trip to The Vatican.
During the visit Stallone discovered, to his surprise, that the Pontiff has been a fan of his for many years, according to Deadline.
The meeting with the Pontiff was captured in a video that was shared on social media by Vatican News.
The clip shows a smiling Pope telling Stallone that he was he was a longtime fan.
Stallone began the meeting, saying: ‘Well, thank you very much for taking time from your busy day. We appreciate this very much.’
The Pope replied, ‘I am honored. We grew up with your films.’
Clearly taken aback by the revelation, the action hero replied, ‘Well I’m honored, too,’ before raising his fists and air-pumping, saying: ‘Ready? We box.’
The Pope added to the joke by throwing a fake jab, which clearly caught everyone by surprise.
The group later assembled for a photo that would also be shared on Vatican News.
‘He knocked me cold!’ Stallone captioned the four photos he posted on his Instagram page. ‘What a fantastic day with the family.’