Entries in Affair (6)


Report: Dan Marino Admits to Affair and Daughter Out of Wedlock

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Miami Dolphins quarterback and current CBS Sports analyst Dan Marino had a child out of wedlock with a woman who was a production assistant at the network, and paid her millions of dollars to keep the affair and baby under wraps, The New York Post reports.

According to the newspaper, the woman is Donna Savattere, and the daughter she had with Marino is named Chloe.  The child was born in June 2005.

Marino, who is married, released a written statement to the Post that said, “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.”

Release of the statement Wednesday came on the same day as Marino’s 28th wedding anniversary with his wife, Claire.  The couple has six children -- four sons and two adopted daughters.

Marino, 51, insisted to the Post that his marriage is still strong despite the revelation.

His daughter with Savattere was born two months before Marino was inducted into the NFL’s Hall of Fame.  Marino is considered one of the best quarterbacks who ever played the game.

According to Post sources, Marino agreed to pay Savattere millions of dollars to take care of their child, and she moved from her CBS job in Manhattan to Texas.

She has since returned to New York City and was married in 2009.

Marino is still scheduled to be part of CBS’ Super Bowl Today telecast in the run-up to the big game Sunday night between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Affair: ‘Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- “It’s just one of the disastrous situations I’ve created and the worst thing that I’ve ever done,” former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told ABC's George Stephanopoulos Monday on Good Morning America when asked about his affair with the housekeeper who he fathered a child with and kept hidden from his wife for years.

“It hurt so many people and the mistakes and failures I’ve had in the past, and I write about all of them in the book…But this is the worst because it has affected so many people,” he said.

The affair with Mildred Baena occurred in 1996, according to Schwarzenegger’s new autobiography Total Recall, when Maria Shriver and their children were away.  The following August, Baena gave birth to Joseph, but it wasn’t until the boy was older that Schwarzenegger saw the resemblance.

“While Mildred and I barely discussed it, from then on I paid for his schooling and helped financially with him and her other kids,” Schwarzenegger writes.

Shriver asked her husband if Joseph was his son years earlier, but he denied it.  She again confronted Schwarzenegger about Joseph the morning after he left the governor’s office in January 2011, he writes.  This time he admitted to the indiscretion.

Shriver filed for divorce in July 2011.

When asked why he didn’t tell his wife about the affair earlier, Schwarzenegger said he didn’t know how.

“I was just, I think, too scared about losing everything, too scared about losing her, losing the family and I just didn’t know how,” he said.

Schwarzenegger told Stephanopoulos he continued to employ Baena as housekeeper because he thought it would make the situation worse if he fired her.

“It’s worse when you start getting rid of people because it’s kind of like punishing somebody for being in this situation so that’s the best way that I could have handled it,” he said on GMA.

The former governor said he sees Joseph as a son, and takes care of him and his mother financially.

Schwarzenegger’s book is out Monday.  But despite writing an autobiography, he said he doesn’t like looking backwards and described writing about the affair as “painful but necessary.”

“When you look at the whole thing it was just so horrible, what it did to the kids, what it did to my wife, because they are really fantastic,” he said.

The biggest lesson he learned, he said, that “one stupid mistake that maybe you think is good, that moment can really destroy a lot of things and can hurt a lot of people that don’t deserve to be hurt like that.”

“I mean, Maria does not deserve to be hurt like that and nor do the kids and nor do everyone in the extended family so everyone has been hurt but I’m trying to rebuild all that,” he said.

But Schwarzenegger acknowledges repairing those relationships will take time.

“I’ve had a good relationship with the kids and I’ve had a very good relationship with Maria but it takes time to rebuild the trust and everything and I’m doing everything I can to work on that because I want them back together again because I think we were such a terrific family and just because of my doing and doing this stupid thing, I got into the situation that I’m in,” he said.

And as for a reconciliation with Shriver?

“Maybe Maria doesn’t say that, but I’m sure that Maria wishes that we could all be together and I definitely wish that we could all be together,” Schwarzenegger said.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Affair Was 'The Stupidest Thing' He's Done

Chris Weeks/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger tells CBS' 60 Minutes that his affair with a housekeeper who later gave birth to his out-of-wedlock son was "terrible" and "the stupidest thing” he did during his marriage to Maria Shriver.

In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' 60 Minutes, correspondent Lesley Stahl questioned the actor and former governor of California about the affair, asking, "She gave up her television career for you...was this just the most unbelievable act of betrayal to Maria?"

"I think it was the stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship," the 65-year-old Schwarzenegger said of his affair with housekeeper Mildred Baena.  "It was terrible.  I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids."

Schwarzenegger opens up about the affair in a new autobiography set to hit shelves on Monday called, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life.

His ex-wife Shriver hasn't read the book, according to Schwarzenegger.

“She knows that it's about my whole life and that I would not write a book and kind of leave out that part and make people feel like, ‘Well, wait a minute.  Are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures?" he said.  "I wanted to write a book about me."

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"Snow White" Director's Wife Bars Him from Directing Sequel with Stewart?

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Rupert Sanders wasn't well known in Hollywood before he directed Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman, but the film's box office performance -- and a subsequent affair with his lead -- made him a household name.  It also, understandably, put him in the doghouse with his wife, Liberty Ross.

Because Universal is developing a Hunstman sequel, Sanders was a lock to direct a follow-up.  But RadarOnline reports his jilted wife is forbidding him from earning what could be his biggest paycheck to date.

"Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can't direct the sequel.  She just doesn't want him to ever work with Kristen again," says a source.

The spy explains, "Rupert is obviously disappointed because Snow White and the Huntsman was his directorial debut, but he knows his actions were inexcusable, and he's going to have to bite the bullet and listen to his wife on this one."

Meanwhile, the gossip site reports Stewart is trying to repair her own damaged relationship -- with boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson.  The British actor was rumored to be ducking her attempts to contact him, but Radar reported Thursday, "they are now on speaking terms again."

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Report: "Twilight" Star's Affair Was 'Going On for Months'

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- While photos of their hookup hit newsstands, a new accusation seeks to shatter Kristen Stewart's excuse that her make-out session with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, was a "momentary indiscretion."

Leopold Ross, the brother of Sanders' jilted wife Liberty, reportedly told the U.K. newspaper The People that the fling was going on for months.

"It was from the last half of filming and all through post-production, clear into last week,” Ross declares.

Liberty Ross' camp says The People story isn't true but the newspaper is standing by the story, reports People magazine.

Meanwhile, Stewart has moved out of the Los Angeles home she shared with her boyfriend of three years, Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, who reportedly requested the move, according to People. Pattinson had moved out of the three-bedroom home when the news of the affair broke but will reportedly move back in, alone.

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Michael Jackson Had “Romps” with Whitney Houston? 

Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage(LONDON) -- A former bodyguard to Michael Jackson tells British tabloid The Sun the late King of Pop had a series of “romps” with Whitney Houston and even had plans to marry her.

Matt Fiddes, described as a multi-millionaire martial arts master, tells The Sun that Jackson never got over the fact he couldn’t be with Houston permanently.

Fiddes tells how Houston was a regular visitor to Jackson’s Neverland Ranch: “Whitney practically moved in to Michael’s ranch and they had a fling like any other young couple. But Michael said later he had always hoped the relationship had gone further, and I know he dreamed of marrying her.”

Fiddes alleges Jackson was impotent for years, due to a high intake of drugs and alcohol, and that he was haunted by both his baldness and his anorexia. Fiddes even alleges that Jackson was a Nazi sympathizer.

The British bodyguard is launching a legal battle to prove he is the biological father of Michael Jackson’s youngest son, Prince Michael II, aka “Blanket.”  Fiddes claims he made a sperm donation in 2001 after Jackson told him he wanted to “create an athletic child.”  Blanket was born in 2002.  Legal papers are reportedly being prepared for filing in a Los Angeles court to have DNA tests carried out to prove Fiddes' paternity claim.

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