"Ten years of my life were destroyed because of her," said Nielsen.
Brigitte Nielsen and Sylvester Stallone's marriage, which lasted only two years, was surrounded by a lot of controversies. People always assumed that Nielsen had married the older star for fame and money.
Nielsen blamed her ex-mother-in-law, Jackie Stallone, for her split from Stallone and her dad's death, according to Mirror.
Apparently, Jackie was against her son marrying the model and had even warned him that the marriage wouldn't last. The woman, who was a psychic astrologer, was said to have looked into the future and predicted that the marriage would end before the next eclipse.
"I asked Sylvester not to marry [Brigitte] because it was not going to last [longer] than the next eclipse, and he would file for divorce," Jackie revealed. Funnily enough, the two filed for divorce in April 1987, the month of the eclipse.
But little did Nielsen know that she would have to be in the same room as the woman she despised. The two of them were reunited—albeit their knowledge—on the 2005 Celebrity Big Brother show.
The feud probably made it uncomfortable for the both of them to be together, but it seemed like they used the time to mend, forgive and forget.
"In the end, she apologized for everything she's said and done," said Nielsen. "A couple of times I went to her house for dinner with my husband, Mattia. Sylvester was completely freaked out about it. I'm there having Thanksgiving dinner and the only one who's not there is Sylvester. It was bizarre. But what was so nice about it is that it's never too late to make things better."
However, it seemed like there were too many feelings deep inside Nilesen's heart, which came out during an interview in 2005, where she said she couldn't forgive Jackie for what she'd been through.
"I felt that my father died because of that woman. All because of the misery and the bulls**t. I can't explain to you how bad it was. She apologized, but at the same time, she tried to blame all the other things she said on other people."
"All I know is it destroyed my family, it destroyed my marriage to Sylvester and I will never get over it. Ten years of my life were destroyed because of her."
Jackie, who was also a fitness guru, died on September 21, 2020. Till she died at 98, she continuously worked out. However, before her death, she and Nielsen had patched things up and shared an amicable relationship.
After Jackie's death, Nelsen said she felt emotional as Jackie didn't get to say goodbye but praised Jackie for being extremely strong. She further praised Jackie revealing that the woman was full of energy and unique. In her post, Nielsen said that they would surely miss Jackie.
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