Sylvester Stallone says Adele wouldn’t buy his home unless Rocky statue stayed behind

Adele had a major caveat before buying Sylvester Stallone’s house last year: she needed the Rocky statue.

Stallone, who wrote and starred as Rocky Balboa in the iconic 1976 movie “Rocky,” had a statue of the famous boxer overlooking his pool at his Los Angeles mansion. Stallone reprised his role in five subsequent “Rocky” films, most recently in the 2006 film “Rocky Balboa.” He also plays the iconic boxer in the spinoff “Creed” franchise.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Monday, Stallone was asked whether he’d wanted to take the Rocky statue with him, and responded “I did.” However, Adele had other ideas.

“But she said, ‘That’s a no deal. That’s gonna blow the whole deal,’ ” Stallone said. “She wanted the statue.” Thankfully, Stallone was willing to part ways with it.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Adele bought the home for a discounted price of $58 million.

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If you’re wondering how the “Easy on Me” singer is paying for Stallone’s former estate and his iconic statue, the star announced earlier this year that she would be extending her residency at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

The singer’s Weekends With Adele residency added 34 dates, picking back up on June 16 through Nov. 4. Adele’s first string of sold-out shows ran Nov. 18 to March 25.

The singer also told her Vegas audience the June performances will be recorded for a concert film.

“Playing to 4,000 people for 34 nights is not enough, and I know that, I know it’s not enough. So I am coming back,” Adele said in a video captured by fans in March. “I’ll be back for a few weeks in June, and I’m going to film it and I’m going release it to make sure that anyone who wants to see the show (can see it).”

Contributing: Naledi Ushe

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Adele insisted on Rocky statue when buying Sylvester Stallone’s home

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