NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and current CBS analyst Dan Marino fathered a child out of wedlock with another CBS employee in 2005. The now 7-year-old girl, Chloe, lives with her mother, Donna Savattere, a CBS Sports production assistant, and Donna’s husband, Nahill Yunis, whom she met in the Bahamas after her fling with Marino, The NY Post reports.
“This is a personal and private matter,” Marino said in a statement to the NY Post. “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.”
Marino and his wife of 28 years have four sons and two adopted daughters.
“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” Marino said, “and we continue to be a strong and loving family.” The Marinos have three boys and three girls together. Chloe was born about two months before Marino’s Hall of Fame induction, the NY Post reports.
“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” he wrote in his statement to the Post. “And we continue to be a strong and loving family,” he added.
The NY Post reports that after Marino paid Savattere “millions” to support his daughter, the single mother began “living large” on Marino’s dime. The paper calls her a “fixture” on the Upper West Side and the Hamptons social scenes. She even appears in photos in the high society social rags.
The paper didn’t confirm rumors that Savattere blew through the money and she reportedly tried to extort Marino for more cash.