Dan Marino and his wife Claire (above)
Donna Savattere (Dan Marino’s Mistress and his love child)
Dan Marino cheated on his wife of 28 years, Claire, with Donna Savattere. They had
a secret love child, Chloe, 7, who was born in June 2005, and is currently being raised
by Donna and her husband. So who exactly is Donna?
Five Things To Know About Donna Savattere:
1. Donna was a production assistant at CBS Sports in their Manhattan studio in 2005
(the time of her affair with Dan).
2. Donna lives in New York, New York. She and her family dividing their time between
the Hamptons and Manhattan.
3. Donna has two children: Chloe, 7, whom she conceived with Dan Marino, and ano-
ther child with current husband, Nahil Younis.
4. Donna and Nahil had an orange-themed wedding in Sagaponack, New York in 2009.
They met at a New Year’s Eve party in the Bahamas.
5. Donna was paid millions to relocate across the country. She moved to Texas, but
now resides in NYC.
Dan Marino Fesses Up To His Affair With Donna Savattere & The Baby They Con-
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.”
“My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children toget-
her,” 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 and Claire have six children together.
Dan’s Children Support Him
Dan’s children are very vocal about what a great father he is. His son Michael, 24,
is autistic, and Dan has established a charity called the DanMarino Foundation
that holds an annual awareness day called Walkabout Autism. It has been runn-
ing for twenty years, and his son Michael spoke about how supportive he is.
“He is just a very kind person, a very good father and he cares a lot about his kids,”
said Michael to CBS Local. “Because of (his) support and that push, I am able to
be who I am today and be able to speak well, which I had a real problem with
when I was younger,” recalled Marino. ”I found myself when I was younger
pointing at a lot of things.”
His son Joseph, 23, plays a lot of golf with his father. He posted a telling tweet on
Dec. 25 2011, when he said “Spent my Christmas at the beach with my dad
@DanMarino.” It is interesting that he did not mention any other family members
or his mom — were Dan and Claire separated at this time?
Other notable sports stars who have had affairs in the past involve Tiger Woods
and Tiki Barber.
Managing Editor Bill Earl thinks CBS should can Dan and not allow him to cover
the Super Bown on Feb. 3!