- Elton John once hosted a party with Princess Diana
- Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone both had a liking for her
- THIS is what transpired between them
It's just nature that guys fighting over girls should happen. It not only happens with us commoners but with high-profile celebrities as well. Hollywood actors Richard Gere and Sylvester Stallone once apparently got into a fight over Princess Diana back in the day. Well, that’s what Sir Elton John wrote in his memoir titled 'Me'. The story gets really juicy from here.
Stallone wanted to channel his inner "Rocky"
According to the British icon, it happened at a party he hosted for an old Disney chairman. At the time, Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere were two of Hollywood's most important leading men. This meant that they were at top of the list of desirable bachelors. Princess Diana was one of the most prominent ladies of that time as well!
It seems that Diana and Richard Gere had quite an affinity for each other, after Gere ended his relationship with Cindy Crawford. But Stallone had quite a liking for her as well. And he had something to say to Gere about it.
“I think he may have turned up to the party with the express intention of picking Diana up, only to find his plans for the evening ruined," Elton wrote about Stallone. He recalls "Sylvester Stallone and Richard Gere in the corridor, squaring up to each other, apparently about to settle their differences over Diana by having a fistfight." Elton's husband managed to calm the situation down but the tension could not be hidden between the three of them.
“After dinner, Diana and Richard Gere resumed their position together in front of the fire, and Sylvester stormed off home.” According to Elton John, the Rocky star yelled that he “never would have come” if he knew “Prince f**kin’ Charming was gonna be here’