In a recent interview with Hoda Kotb on TODAY on May 10, Stallone's daughters revealed that it has been rough to date with the 'Rocky Balboa' actor as their father.
Fathers are very protective beings when it comes to their daughters' dating life, mainly because they do not trust other men to treat their daughters right. They begin imposing an unreasonable dating age, try to have "the talk" with a boyfriend or go into "full-on Rambo" mode like Sylvester Stallone. In a recent interview with Hoda Kotb on TODAY on May 10, Stallone's daughters revealed that it has been rough to date with the "Rocky Balboa" actor as their father. In the first two episodes of "The Family Stallone," which premiered on May 17 on Paramount+, his daughters, Sophia, 26, Sistine, 24, and Scarlet, 20, shared a sneak peek into their dating lives, adding that bringing potential boyfriends home to meet their dad is daunting.
"Dating when you have the dad that we do is rough," Sistine said. "The first time a boy came over to meet my parents and was going in for the first kiss, I was so nervous and excited. And he looks up at the balcony, and he goes, 'Oh my God. What is that?'" She explained that her date got frightened after he saw her father's silhouette through the window. "He's so cinematic for the most unnecessary reasons."
She continued, "This kid jumps in the car, went down the driveway, never saw him again." Sophia chimed in saying, their father would become "full-on Rambo with guns" whenever they would bring a boy home.
“It has been a bit of a struggle for my sisters and me to even find a relationship,” Sistine said. “Not only do we have Stallone attached to our last name, but my dad is also very overprotective and quite intimidating. Now that we’re older and are currently in relationships, you’d think that he would want to make that effort to get to know the boyfriend and that hasn’t exactly happened yet.”
The 24-year-old shared that she's dating someone "very special" and while this relationship is one for the books, it does "hurt" her feelings that her dad has not made an effort to know her partner. The "Rocky" star responded to his daughter, saying, "Someday you’ll see, I’m helping you, girls. I’m getting rid of these creeps."
When asked why he is so protective of his daughter, Stallone told Kotb that he does not trust their intentions and knows how men can be. On their family show, the girls talked about their difficulties with finding a partner, and Sophia said it's been "incredibly hard" to find someone who wants to date her for who she is rather than the things she has.
"One time, I dated a guy (and) he was wondering how long it would take to date me until he got courtside seats," she said. "And that's when I knew that I was going to be in for a tough ride in the dating scene." Sistine added, "One guy bought his resume on the date, one guy brought a script, one guy said he was an aspiring actor, and I said, 'Do you want to date me or Sly?'"
The "Creed" actor hopes that his daughters remain single for a while. "I’m hoping they turn out to be spinsters," Stallone said. "I’m working on that. They stay home forever." While their mom, Jennifer Flavin, is friendly with their partners coming home to meet them, their dad puts on his "Rambo" mask and does not come out to greet them. "It’s very difficult," Sistine said. "He’s quite intimidating to most, and most of the time when they come over to meet the parents, they don’t necessarily return, simply because he’s just so scary."