Donna was once married to Carl. Their marriage began and ended before either of them was introduced. Only a few of the details of the union have been mentioned. We know that it was a marriage of convenience and that neither of them was really happy together.
In 1984, they reunited temporarily. The reconciliation ended because Carl was too engrossed in his criminal doings. To still keep Donna under his thumb, he threatened to reveal that Marley was her illegitimate daughter, not her sister. In 1991, they shared a few kisses when Donna was vulnerable after losing Michael.
In later years, Carl would refer to the
marriage as a romp.