Red carpet mix up: This woman with the plump pout is not Sylvester Stallone’s mother, Jackie
It was widely reported this woman was Jackie Stallone (Getty Images)
The only problem? Well, it wasn't Jackie Stallone at all.
After Sly caught a report on "Access Hollywood" about the premiere of his latest movie — and "his mother" was featured prominently in the red carpet coverage — he called the TV show to set the record straight, saying that the nonagenarian who gave birth to him didn't attend the premiere in the first place. So how did the mix up happen? It apparently traces back to a photo agency misidentifying the woman as Sly's senior citizen mom — and other photo groups followed suit. The woman — whose name is Ivone Weldon — was first thought to be an imposter who crashed the premiere and told everyone that she was Jackie. However, she was actually a guest at the premiere and attended with a group of about six people. Little is known about Weldon otherwise, but she does have a Facebook profile and there's not a single Stallone among her 77 friends.
Sly with the real Jackie in 2006 (Getty Images)
Sly with his family at the L.A. premiere on Aug. 9 (Getty Images)