Casey DeSantis extends warm welcome when legendary ‘Rocky’ actor and his wife announce moving plans

In a tweet posted Friday, Florida first lady Casey DeSantis welcomed legendary “Rocky” actor Sylvester Stallone to her state.

“Welcome to the Free State of Florida!” she posted. “In addition to respecting and protecting your God-given, constitutional right to be free, you can also buy toothpaste without having an armed guard in CVS unlock it for you.”


The message was posted after Stallone announced to his children in a recent episode of “The Family Stallone” that he and his wife intend to relocate out of Los Angeles.

“After long, hard consideration, your mother and I have decided it’s time to move on and leave the state of California permanently and we’re going to go to Florida,” he said, adding that they “already have the place” and it’s a “done deal.”

It’s not clear when the episode was recorded but, according to Fox News, the couple decided to make the move way back in 2021.

“I was born and raised there [in California], two of our kids were born there, but now everyone’s out, our daughters moved to the East Coast … so there wasn’t really anything left for me in California,” Stallone’s wife, Jennifer Flavin told Fox News in December.

“A few of our best friends also moved, so I think it’s [a] good change, just making new friends, living a totally different lifestyle, I love it, I’m really happy,” she added.

However, she admitted that the move wasn’t inspired by the lawlessness and crime in California — suggesting therefore that she’s a left-winger like most members of the Hollywood elite.

“There’s crime everywhere, there’s crime in Florida, too, so I didn’t move because of crime. You can find it anywhere you look, even in small towns,” she claimed.

“I think California is probably the most beautiful state in the United States, I absolutely love it, but I just needed a change. I felt like I’ve been there long enough, and life is short, so I wanted to make a change and not just be sitting in one house the rest of my life,” she added.

Stallone for his part admitted in the Netflix documentary “Sly” that his decision was inspired by a need for more creative inspiration.

“I wasn’t moving because ‘Oh, wow, I wanted another beautiful view.’ Any time changing that paradigm which you become used to, it’s literally to jump-start that [creative] process again,” he explained.

According to Fox News, Stallone’s former home in L.A. included a statue of his iconic character “Rocky.” He’d reportedly originally planned on taking the statue with him, but the homebuyer, singer Adele, wasn’t down with that.

“That’s a no-deal. That’s going to blow the whole deal,” she reportedly had said about him potentially taking the statue.

Flavin wasn’t surprised.

“I’m not surprised, but I’m happy she’s making it her home and she’s making a lot of changes, and that’s good. You have to make every home your own,” she said.

All this comes days after BizPac Review reported that Stallone had hired Navy SEALs to train two of his daughters, Sistine and Sophia, before their own relocation to New York City.

“It was the hardest. It was about six hours we were in those woods,” Sistine, 25, told the New York Post. “Sophia and I got our asses whooped by these guys. They were the real deal,” she 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,” she added.

During their childhood, for example, their father had them perform a morning workout every day.

“It was a rigorous routine. Every day at 6 a.m., he would make us eat eggs with ketchup. For some reason, that combination … to bulk up,” Sophia, 27, explained. “But then it was a lot of sit ups, push ups, pull ups, clean and jerks.”

As for their recent training, which was reportedly filmed for a Paramount+ reality show, it even involved chasing chickens, ironically enough. Recall that in “Rocky II,” Stallone’s character did the same.

“That is deceivingly hard. I went in there a little cocky, no pun intended,” Sistine said. “I got beat by the chicken.”

Stallone’s youngest daughter, Scarlet, 21, wasn’t forced to participate simply because she lives in Miami.

“I was so happy I was not involved,” she told the Post.

Vivek Saxena


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