Sylvester Stallone is not a member of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club despite press reports suggesting the contrary, the Rocky star’s press representative says.
“Contrary to media reports and rumors, Sylvester Stallone is officially not a member of the Mar-a-Lago Club,” Michelle Bega said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. “He did not join the organization, he did not pay initiation dues.”
According to Bega, Stallone attended a fundraising dinner at the Palm Beach, Florida, club “and from that event it was mistakenly assumed that he was there as a member” by Page Six, which cited “area insiders” as the provenance of the information in its April 7 story. (The event raised money to build adoption shelters for animals, Bega adds.) Several news outlets picked up the story citing Page Six, including Fox News, the Miami Herald and The Hill. Stallone’s representative says they did not confirm the story to any news outlet.
Per a Palm Beach Daily News story in December, Stallone had recently purchased a $35.38 million Palm Beach estate. Stallone is a member of The Breakers Club in Palm Beach, rather than Mar-a-Lago, Bega says. THR has reached out to Mar-a-Lago for comment.
This isn’t the first time Stallone has attended a Mar-a-Lago event: In 2016, then-incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that Stallone was among the anticipated guests, alongside music producer Quincy Jones, of the club’s upcoming New Year’s Eve party. The Palm Beach Daily News subsequently snapped a photo of Stallone posing with Eric Trump at the event.
A week ago, Stallone’s representative confirmed that the actor will not appear in Creed III, to be directed by Michael B. Jordan, with no explanation given. Stallone reprised his iconic Rocky Balboa character, who mentored Jordan’s character Adonis “Donnie” Creed, in the first two films in the franchise.