Dan Marino was embroiled in a sex scandal right before the Super Bowl, when it was revealed he had a love child in an affair with a CBS employee. The woman involved, Donna Savattere, was spotted out in London with the child over the weekend.
According to The NY Post, Savattere has been laying low in London since the story broke and she has been spending time in southwest London with husband Nahill Younis and her children. She was seen on Sunday with 7-year-old Chloe, while with Younis, who was wearing a Yankees cap and drove away in an SUV.
The report says that the two live in a $3.4 million, five-bedroom house they own in the posh Wandsworth neighborhood. It also says that tried to build bushes to block away outside eyes.
"We thought it was odd," one neighbor said. "They are very secretive and don't talk to anyone."
Marino's scandal was never public news until the report broke and he paid Savattere millions to take care of the baby. Marino was involved in the Super Bowl coverage last week and did not address the scandal. It was mocked on SNL in the opening skit this past weekend and Marino has said he and his wife will remain together.
There is also a memoir from one of Savattere's exes that supposedly is based on the relationship between the two, called "Honeymoon Junkie: Everything but the Girl".
According to the New York Post, the two had an affair that produced a daughter in 2005 and Marino paid Savattere millions to keep it quiet. Marino is married for over two decades to his wife Claire and the have six children together.
Marino released a statement and said:
"We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved."
Marino added that he and his wife celebrated their 28 year wedding anniversary on Wednesday and that they "continue to be a strong and loving family. My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together. And we continue to be a strong and loving family.
A CBS spokeswoman told the Palm Beach Post that "Dan has said all there is to say on this matter, and will be in his usual role on our broadcast Super Bowl Sunday."
According to The Daily Mail, Marino's wife is staying at their home in Florida to avoid the news as it came out on Thursday. The report says that Marino paid millions to Savattere after Chloe was born and that the number has not been disclosed. The Mail also reports that "Savattere has since married banker Nahill Younis, whom she met on a trip to the Bahamas. The couple had a son together before their wedding at their home in the Hamptons in 2009. Ms. Savaterre was said to have revealed the secret to friends and showed them photographs of her and the quarterback together at restaurants and clubs."
The Post report says that the daughter, whose name is Chloe and is seven years old, is in contact with Marino. Not much is known about Savattere, but here is the rundown of the whole situation.
- Savattere was a production assistant at CBS Sports in 2005 in New York City
- She lived in Manhattan and also spends time in the Hamptons.
- Savattere has two children. Chloe, who she had with Marino, as well as another child with current husband, Nahill Younis.
- The Mail reports that "Savattere is also said to have made attempts to change the name of her and Marino's daughter from Chloe Alexis Savattere to Chloe Alexis Younis, according to records."