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Dan Marino admits to child, with Donna Savattere

Dan Marino admits to child, with Donna Savattere

Dolphins' Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, had an affair and fathered a 7-year-old girl with Donna Savattere, a former CBS colleague.

According to NY POST, Marino paid Donna Savattere millions to keep it quiet.

Marino, 51, has been married for more than 20 years, he has six children with his wife, Claire, four biological kids and two adopted.

"This is a personal and private matter," the statement said. "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 together," the statement said. "And we continue to be a strong and loving family."

Donna Savattere has moved on from her affair with Dan Marino and married Nahil Younis in 2009. They have a child together as well, reports HL.

Donna was a production assistant at CBS Sports in their Manhattan studio in 2005 (the time of her affair with Dan). 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.

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 running 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.














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