Legendary QB turned analyst, Dan Marino, has admitted to fathering a child with a former fellow CBS employee.
In June 2005, Donna Savattere, a then 35-year-old production assistant gave birth to her and Dan’s daughter Chloe. Marino is reported to have paid his lover millions in an arrangement to keep the affair from going public.
At the time of the affair and the birth of their child, Marino was married to wife Claire Marino for 20 years and the couple shared 6 children together, four sons and two adopted daughters. Dan came clean when the New York Post got the scoop and questioned the Hall of Fame signal caller about the affair. He said in a written statement:
“This is a personal and private matter. I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then. We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved.”
The star of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, who’s been a pre-game analyst with CBS since 2003, insists that his marriage is still strong:
“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together. And we continue to be a strong and loving family.”
Savatterre is said to have moved to Texas as part of the arrangement she had with Marino. She soon returned to New York City, however, and started becoming a fixture of the social scene. Sources also stated that Marino kept tabs on his daughter, including impromptu meetings.
Donna went on to marry Nahil Younis and the two share a child together. In a write-up of the couple’s wedding via Well Wed in the Hamptons it read, “Donna was already a mother when Nahill met her, and Donna’s daughter quickly became an important part of his life.”
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