Sylvester Stallone’s daughters say he hired Navy SEALS to train them before move to NYC: ‘They were the real deal’

Sylvester Stallone's daughters say he hired Navy SEALS to train them before move to NYC: 'They were the real deal'
  • Sophia and Sistine Stallone spoke to the New York Post about their father, Sylvester.
  • They said Sylvester hired Navy SEALS to train his daughters before they moved to New York City.
  • “Sophia and I got our asses whooped by these guys,” Sistine said.

Sylvester Stallone made his daughters undergo military-style training before moving to New York City.

Sylvester’s eldest daughters, Sophia and Sistine, shared details about the grueling experience with the New York Post. The pair told the outlet their father felt uneasy about allowing them to move to the Big Apple, so he insisted they get self-defense training.

Sistine Stallone, Sylvester Stallone and Sophia Stallone in October 2019.

Sistine, Sylvester, and Sophia Stallone in October 2019.Leon Bennett/Getty Images

“Sophia and I got our asses whooped by these guys. They were the real deal,” Sistine, 25, said. “And I’m not surprised my dad put us through something like this because our entire life we grew up with him doing these sort of military-esque, self-defense trainings.”

Part of their training involved chasing and trying to catch a chicken, which Sistine called “deceivingly hard.”

“I went in there a little cocky, no pun intended,” she said. “I got beat by the chicken.”

During their conversation, Sophia recalled that their father has always been regimented and instilled that practice in their morning routine as children.

“It was a rigorous routine,” Sophia, 27, said. “Every day at 6 a.m., he would make us eat eggs with ketchup. For some reason, that combination … to bulk up.”

“But then it was a lot of sit-ups, push ups, pull-ups, clean and jerks,” Sophia continued.

Sistine, Sophia, and Scarlet Stallone in July 2021.

Sistine, Sophia, and Scarlet Stallone in July 2021.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

Sistine and Sophia said they’ve now lived in New York City for a year, but Sylvester still worries.

“I don’t think he’ll ever be less nervous,” Sistine said. “He’s like a classic, overprotective dad. Three daughters at an age where, you know, we’re kind of all over the place and we’re out and about.”

The sisters’ training and other hijinks will appear in season two of “The Family Stallone,” which premieres on February 21 on Paramount+.

Sylvester has fathered five children, including Sage — who died in 2012 — and Seargeoh with actor Sasha Czack. He later welcomed Sophia, Sistine, and his youngest daughter Scarlett with former model Jennifer Flavin.

In May 2023, his three daughters spoke about Sylvester going “full Rambo” when they brought boys home. Rambo refers to Sylvester’s gun-touting character that appeared in the eponymous movie franchise.

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