Michael Marino, the autistic 26-year-old son of Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino, just got engaged.
According to several sources in the retired quaterback’s entourage, Michael got down on one knee Sept. 8 near the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and asked Maria Huete, 31, to marry him.
She said yes, “a million times yes, my sweet prince Michael,” according one of her Facebook postings about the lovebirds’ recent trip to Europe.
Michael, who lives in a condo in Davie, couldn’t be reached Friday, and Maria declined comment.
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But Mary Partin, CEO of the autism nonprofit Dan Marino Foundation, confirmed the happy news.
“They have no wedding date yet,” she said. “They just got engaged in Paris.”
Professional DJ Michael Marino was the inspiration for the foundation. which his dad started in the wake of his son’s diagnosis as a toddler.
Michael Marino was featured recently on a billboard advertising the foundation alongside I-95 in Broward County.
“People with disabilities have the same needs as anyone else,” Partin added. “They have hormones, needs for intimacy and relationships.”
Partin said the couple met in September 2011 while Michael DJ’ed at a party before a Dolphins game at Sun Life Stadium.
At the time, according to Miami-Dade County records, Huete was married to another local DJ, Norman Villanueva.
The records show she filed for divorce in October 2011 and she was a free woman three weeks later.
According to Huete’s Facebook page, she and Marino spent some time on the Pont des Arts bridge, where they left a padlock with their names on it.
real estate news
Miami Heat star Chris Bosh, who also turned into a tie designer in the off-season, just obtained a second mortgage on his Miami Beach home, according to records.
This one, from Bank of America, is for $12 million, according to Miami-Dade County records.
Since his first mortgage was $7.1 million, Bosh now owes a total of $19.1 million.
By the way, Bosh’s North Bay Road crib is valued by the county’s property appraiser at about $12 million.
Why does a guy who makes $20 million-plus per a year need a mortgage anyway?
Bosh’s rep isn’t talking.
According to records, Bosh bought the place right before his first season with the Heat, in September 2010. He put down $5 million cash and borrowed $7.1 million from Deutsche Bank, according to records.
He obtained the second mortgage Sept. 9.
Bosh recently listed his Los Angeles-area mansion for $14.5 million.
High-profile plastic surgeon Lenny Hochstein got slapped with a whistle-blower lawsuit brought by two former staffers who say he sells free samples of Botox to maximize his income.
Former physician’s assistant Graciela Chevez and office manager Francine Rodriguez assert they were fired after questioning Hochstein’s use of free sample of the anti-wrinkle injection on paying customers.
Hochstein, husband of Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein, says the two were fired because they didn’t perform their duties well.
“They just concocted this cockamamie story to get me to settle,” the doc said.