Daily Mail – Legendary quarterback Dan Marino fathered a secret lovechild with a junior network employee, it emerged today.
The former Miami Dolphins star cheated on Claire, his wife of 28 years, with Donna Savattere, a production assistant at CBS Sports. Their daughter Chloe was born in June 2005, and is now being raised by Ms Savattere and her husband.
The stunning revelation about the Hall of Famer who has always been seen as a family man was first reported by the New York Post. Mr Marino, 51, admitted to the affair, saying in a 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 pair apparently met as he was carrying out his role as a pregame analyst for CBS, where he has worked since 2003. Ms Savattere was 35 at the time of their relationship.
After Chloe was born, Mr Marino allegedly paid his mistress millions of dollars to ensure her silence and take care of their daughter, according to the Post. She has since married Nahill Younis and the couple have a son together. They wed at their home in the Hamptons in 2009.
A wedding announcement for the couple on a Hamptons Web site says: ‘Donna was already a mother when Nahill met her, and Donna’s daughter quickly became an important part of his life.’
Mr Marino is believed to be in touch with his now-7-year-old daughter.
Ms Savaterre was said to have revealed the secret to friends and showed them photographs of her and the quarterback together at restaurants and clubs. She is also said to have made attempts to change the name of her and Marino’s daughter from Chloe Alexis Savattere to Chloe Alexis Younis, according to records.
Look at you, Danny Boy. Upgrading like a motherfucker. I cant hate at all. Your wife is “ehhh,” at best. While Ms. Savattere is quite the looker. A solid 7. Looks like a boat load of fun. A chick thats down to party but can still keep it classy in public. I can see why you did it. I’d do it in a heartbeat. Probably quicker than a heartbeat if thats possible. And you even manned up and gave her millions of dollars to keep it hush hush and to raise your child. So at least you werent a dead beat about it. Not like LeSean.
Money is the one thing I dont have that chicks love. I’d be knee deep in production assistants if I have mula. Probably have a few bastard love children. More baby mamas than folk have sex partners throughout life. I’d be like the blogging Antonio Cromartie. I guess its better that I dont have money. Women are cruel when it comes to money and kids. They’d be sapping me for all my finances. Bitches dont play when it comes to child support. Betta have they money!
Cue the video!