Split After 25 Years of Marriage

Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin

Divorce  Filing

Sylvester Stallone says he and his family are "amicably and privately addressing these personal issues" - after spouse Jennifer Flavin petitioned for divorce

Flavin, 54, filed a petition "for divorce and other relief" from the Rocky star "Sylvester Stallone" on Friday at a court in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Jennifer Flavin -

Told on Wednesday

I'm sad to announce that after 25 years of marriage I have filed for divorce from my husband Sylvester Stallone.

She Added -

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.

She Added -

I ask for privacy for our family as we amicably move forward.

Sylvester Stallone

Stallone and Flavin married in 1997, though their relationship originally began in 1988.

Jennifer Flavin

Flavin is requesting that she "be compensated and made whole by receiving an unequal distribution of the marital assets in her favor."

obtained by PEOPLE

Split after 25th anniversary

News of the pair's split comes three months after they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary.

Flavin's face

Stallone was recently snapped with a tattoo of his onscreen Rocky dog Butkus covering one of Flavin's face 

Rocky dog Butkus