Did a 2010 memoir expose Dan Marino’s love child secret, long before the ex-Miami Dolphins quarterback fessed up to his affair on Jan. 30?
In the 2010 memoir, “Honeymoon Junkie: Everything but the Girl,” author Shaun C. Hawkins, an alleged ex of Dan Marino’s baby mama Donna Savattere, meets “Darien,” a former CBS employee living a very wealthy life with a small child fathered by a mysterious man. Sound familiar? Sources say the woman in the book is Donna and the mysterious Mr. Big is none other than Dan Marino.
“Darien lived on the Upper West Side and she worked at CBS,” the author recalls after meeting “Darien” in the pages of this now juicy memoir.
Included in our “5 Things To Know About Donna Savattere,” HollywoodLife.com told you that Donna was a production assistant at CBS Sports in Manhattan. When she became pregnant in 2005, Dan paid Donna off and sent her away to live in Texas.
Raising Their Child Together
“I need to share something with you. I have a 1-year-old daughter named Zoë,” Darien tells the author after the two begin dating. Dan and Donna’s daughter is named Chloe, The New York Post notes.
“She explained that she had dated Zoë’s dad, but […] broken up after she became pregnant,” writes Shaun. “She said it was complicated, and that she was taking a sabbatical from CBS.”
Later in the book, “Darien confessed to me that there was a substantial monetary settlement involved in keeping the identity of Zoë’s father a secret. I told her that I didn’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to have already figured out there was money involved. The East Hampton rental, the charming two-bedroom Upper West Side apartment one block off [Central Park], the Range Rover, the full-time nanny.”
He adds, of “Zoë’s” father: “Visitation with the baby always occurred in an undisclosed hotel room somewhere in Manhattan. Darien would get a call from one of his handlers with a time and a location, so he could spend some quality time with his daughter. “
Realizing The Identity Of ‘Mr. Big’
Finally, the author puts all the clues together and writes, “I knew Zoë’s dad was Dan Marino.”
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Is this book about Dan and Donna’s affair?
— Chris Rogers
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