Dan Marino cheated on his wife of 28 years, Claire, with Donna Savattere, a production assistant at CBS Sports. Their daughter Chloe, 7, was born in June 2005, and is currently being raised by Donna and her husband.
Via HollywoodLife reports:
“They had an affair, and she had a baby,” a source told The New York Post. “Everything was on the down-low and secretive.”
The news comes days before Dan, the ex-Miami Dolphins quarterback, is set to work the big Super Bowl Today telecast on Feb. 3.
Dan, 51, confirmed the affair on Jan. 30, 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.”
At the time of the affair, Dan was married to his wife of 20 years. They have six kids together, including four boys and two adopted daughters.
“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” he wrote on Jan. 30, his 28th wedding anniversary. “And we continue to be a strong and loving family,” Dan continued in his statement.
Dan allegedly agreed to pay Donna millions to raise Chloe and she moved to Texas as part of the deal.
“They would have impromptu meetings, which was part of the deal,” a source told the newspaper. “Donna was always saying she had to go meet with her lawyers to go over the scheduling and other issues.”
Donna’s closest friends apparently knew that Dan was the father of her daughter. When she married Nahill Younis in 2009, Donna petitioned to change Chloe’s name from Chloe Alexis Savattere to Chloe Alexis Younis.
Dan Marino was always known for his squeaky clean image, when in reality Dirty Dan was knocking up chicks on the side and paying millions in hush money. Get your life together and control your peen Dan!!