Dan Marino fathers illegitimate child with CBS production assistant

Dan Marino fathered a love child with a 35-year-old CBS production assistant named Donna Savattere. The information, obtained by the New York Post was confirmed by Marino 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,” he told The Post in a written statement. “We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved.”

Ouch. News of this seems oh so perfectly timed with CBS airing Sunday’s Super Bowl. Something I’m sure the Post was aware of before releasing the whopper. The child by the way is now 7-years-old. Yea, this happened almost a decade ago. Amazing it was kept under wraps this long.

She gave birth to their daughter, Chloe, in June 2005.

“They had an affair, and she had a baby,” said a source. “Everything was on the down-low and secretive.”

Marino agreed to pay Savattere millions to care for Chloe, sources say, and she moved to Texas as part of the deal.

It’s not clear exactly how much Marino paid. But after getting the dough, Savattere apparently started living large.

She soon returned to New York from the Lone Star State, splitting her time between the Upper West Side and the Hamptons, where she became a fixture on the social scene.

And now for the best isotoner related Marino joke on the web.