Cuff and Link have turned forty-four years old under the care of Sylvester Stallone.
They were once just tiny turtles living in a fishbowl in the movie, Rocky. Now these two are full-grown and long living actors who enjoy their days with one of the world’s most iconic film stars.
The two movie star turtles were originally adopted by Sylvester Stallone after the filming of Rocky was over.
The amphibious pair had been his turtles in the movie as well, so this is one of those instances when life on the screen had a chance to become real life as well.
It’s like it was meant to be.
The stardom of Cuff and Link
In the movie, Rocky Balboa would go to the J&M Tropical Fish pet store to get food and other items for his two pet turtles, Cuff and Link. It was there that a budding romance with Adrian Pennino, who was working at the shop, would begin.
The turtles gave him an excuse to visit and ended up being a way for the two to bond. Eventually, their love would grow into something real and would move beyond the pet shop – all thanks to the two aquatic pets that helped to open the door to the romance.
The couple’s love, and the movie, would become iconic.
While sometimes people forget about the two slow-moving animal actors who helped out, not all of us have. In fact, they might be some of our favorite actors from the movie.
A long career
While Cuff and Link have enjoyed a long life of luxury hanging out with the star, Sylvester Stallone, they’ve been staying active in their own careers as well.
The two made a comeback in the movie Creed II in 2018.
Stallone posted a selfie of himself with the turtles on Instagram to acknowledge their roles and long lives:
“In CREED 2 with my original buddies from the first Rocky … CUFF and LINK, now about 44 years old!”
The internet community responded to the post with enthusiasm.
A ton of fans absolutely loved that the pair of turtles were still living it up on set and that Stallone had kept them all these long years.
“OMG! I just came across this. It is pure happiness, Thank you SS. I must have saved a hundred turtles in my lifetime! Even stopping in the road to rescue all kinds.”
“Most famous turtles in the world lol”
People were pretty happy with Stallone as well for being such a good pet parent. They were full of praise.
“I didn’t think I could love you anymore then I already do 😍”
“Sly – have always thought you were the most under-rated and most talented guy in Hollywood –Now I know you are also the nicest <3”
You can see the two shell-covered movie stars, along with two of the human stars, in their original roles in the Rocky clip below:
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